Thursday, December 22, 2016

Deadly Design by Brandy L. Rivers


Some deadly designs can right the wrongs of the past…

Years ago, Erik Mortale loved and lost Monique when he chose his path. He wanted to make a difference, to change the mages perspective of Other casters. Erik made great strides until another Necromancer in the same program showed his true colors.

Monique DeSandre has been burned repeatedly by the Silver Council and their misconceptions of Enchanters. The designer has made a name for herself as the leading supplier of magically enhanced clothing. As much as she’s tried to leave Erik in the past, she can’t let go, no matter their differing views.

The new magister has created a new Diverse Special Forces program. Once again Erik has been brought back as one of the high ranking Enforcers as well as a trainer. However, an elitist mage wants to destroy the group and has chosen Erik as the scapegoat.

With tensions rising, Monique will fight for the man she’s pushed away for years. But is it too late to fix what’s broken? And can they prove Erik isn’t the one behind the ritualistic murders?

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
This is really two stories in one. The first half of the book tells the story of Erik and Monique's beginnings – two kids who were friends, who grew up to become lovers against her mother's wishes. During this time, Monique's father is accused of a crime and is imprisoned by the Silver Council. Her mother blames the mages – all mages – for all the injustices that have been perpetrated against them.

After her mother's death, Monique leaves Erik, believing that he will be better off without her since he appears not to trust her. Erik doesn't understand why Monique is acting this way, but he believes that it has a lot to do with her mother and her violent death.

Fast forward to today and Erik is finally ready to move on and leave Edenton. Monique has finally decided that she has been scared long enough and wants a life with Erik. Not knowing how much more he can take, he doesn't believe Monique's sudden role reversal.

During this time, the Monique comes under fire from the Council and the Others must come together to save Monique and Erik.

Once again a solid read and I can't wait to see what happens next in Edenton.


Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is the ninth book in the series – and whilst it is a good story on its own, it would make a lot more sense in the context of the series.

There is something really lovely about having a new Edenton book to read, because you can guarantee to meet up with a lot of old friends again, and that is no exception here. The story starts off over 50 years ago, and sets the scene very clearly for what is happening in the present day. This book concentrates, more than anything, on Erik and Monique's relationship and the plot is the key to its fractured state. I found it much more emotionally driven than many of the books, which often have a lot more tension due to evil forces. There are still factions that need controlling, but for me, it was the difficulties of these two people that took centre stage. Given that most of us would find a wait of just a few months or years difficult to tolerate, Erik's patience has to be admired!

Another good episode in the series, and a really interesting change in pace and intensity. Look forward to seeing what comes next.


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Brandy L Rivers is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her two main series are Others of Edenton and Others of Seattle. She has also written a couple contemporary stories. An avid reader, Brandy has always loved writing. She became serious about it as a stay-at-home-mother. Her secret lair, guarded by a pint-sized pound puppy who imagines himself a hellhound, contains a file full of manuscripts she plans to edit and put out with new creations she is constantly dreaming up. Living in rainy Western Washington with her husband and three kids, Brandy is already working on future stories in each of the series, and several other projects.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Deadly Design (Others of Edenton #9) by Brandy L. Rivers to read and review.

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