Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 9 hours and 24 minutes (288 pages)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Release Date: June 21, 2016
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd book in the Boundary Magic series
Source: Audiobook from Audible.com
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
“Something wicked is at work in Colorado’s supernatural community. Vampires are being paralyzed or killed with poison…a weapon favored by witches. This offense threatens to break apart the already-fractured alliance between witches and the undead.
The state’s cardinal vampire, Maven, summons boundary witch Allison “Lex” Luther to stop the killing before it ignites a war. Lex has barely started investigating when she gets another surprise: the biological father she’s never met arrives on her doorstep. He has answers to all of Lex’s questions about her bloodline, but getting those answers could mean betraying the life she’s already built.
Then the next vampire is poisoned—and this time it’s Maven herself. The new evil that hunts Lex is powerful and ruthless enough to stop the strongest supernatural creature in the state. In order to find such a killer, Lex will have to face down her own birthright and call on every ally—both living and dead.”
This is the third (and sadly last) book in the Boundary magic series. This was the best book in this series yet and introduced a ton of new and interesting elements to Lex’s character.
I listened to this on audiobook and the audiobook is very well done. I would definitely recommend listening to this entire series on audiobook if you like audiobooks.
In this book Lex learns a lot about her Boundary witch powers and also learns who her parents are. All of this ends up tying in with a mystery surrounding belladonna poisoning of vampires. The story is very well crafted and comes together beautifully and I really enjoyed it a lot.
Mainly this book is an investigative urban fantasy but there is a ton of interesting magic in here as well. Additionally, some new and interesting characters are added into the mix. I was disappointed to find out that this was the last book in this series because there is just so much more that Lex could do.
Overall this was an excellent book in this series and I was really impressed with it. Despite this being the last book in the Boundary Magic series, I plan on checking out some of Olson’s other books because I really enjoyed this series. I would definitely recommend this series to urban fantasy fans.