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Dark Magick by Stacey Thompson-Geer & Stevie Trinity review

Dark Magick by Stacey Thompson-Geer & Stevie Trinity (The Gatekeeper Series #1)

won from Urban Fantasy Investigations

Synopsis from Goodreads
The world has changed, we have changed. The world we once knew has fallen away and left us in a wasteland of Magick. Powerful witches and underworld gods control our lives. The past comes back in ways we are not prepared for. The Gatekeepers are our only hope. The question is if we can get to them first.

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Despite some annoying spelling mistakes and typos, messy unclear plot and abrupt transitions I very much liked this book.

Authors managed to create a captivating story of two witches and freedom fighters, Rhea and Lynn, trying to survive and save the world in post-apocalyptic society.

If I understood correctly, in 2012 the planets aligned and witches and warlocks around the world received great powers. The government (I presume, US government) which was secretly gathering anyone who could do magick unwittingly managed to open the gates between different dimensions and our world, and lots of powerful alien creatures almost destroyed Earth and killed huge amount of people.

The government blamed witches for what happened, and now they are hunted and used or killed by different territories in their power games.

Rhea and Lynn had foreseen the war and prepared an escape plan for their families. Now they operate from Retreat in the forest, surrounded by powerful magical wards, gather the surviving witches and fight against their enemies - Acacia and Karelian. They are also trying to find Tara, a young girl, who is a possible Gatekeeper, a being who can close the gates between dimensions.

There is a lot of confusion in the plot, what with dual narrators, present and past POVs, jumps between visions and past lives, but there are also great magical battles, potions and two very strong heroines, whom I liked.

There are quite a lot of characters, and the cast is getting bigger the closer you are to the end. I finished the book with even more questions than I had in the beginning. But I admit, I'm intrigued with the world and very curious to find out what happens next.

Verdict: definitely worth reading and would make a great movie. Reminded me of Heroes.

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Книга эта оказалась очень интересной, но опять же мир  был недостаточно развит и объяснён. Как я поняла, в 2012 году планеты выстроились в ряд и правительство(США?), которое отлавливало всяких ведьм и магов, то ли случайно, то ли намеренно открыло ворота из других миров на Землю. Оттуда повылетали различные существа, которые поубивали много народу. Государство поспешно обвинило во всём ведьм, и теперь несколько лет спустя, различные территории охотятся за ними, так как чем больше ведьм на их стороне, тем они сильнее.

Линн и Реа - две ведьмы и борцы за свободу, которые знали друг друга раньше и участвовали в одном ковене. До 2012 г. им пришло видение о предстоящей войне, что позволило им подготовится и укрыться в лесах, окружённых охранными заклинаниями от тех, кто хочет их захватить. Теперь они помогают ведьмам и магам с различных территорий придти к ним в Убежище.

Всё довольно запутано, полно магических битв и неясностей. История ведётся от лиц Реи и Линн, то в настоящем, то в прошлом. Всё ещё больше запутывается, так как их враги, это дьявольская ведьма Акация, заключившая союз с существами из других измерений и также бывшая учительница Реи. Их вторая Немезида - психопат Калериан, который знает и любит Линн на протяжение нескольких жизней. В общем, каша мала.

Обе женщины ищут девочку Тару, которую они называют Хранителем Врат, так как она якобы может закрыть ворота в другие измерения. В книге полно интересных магических боёв, перемещений и злобных чародеев. Получила удовольствие, несмотря на грамматические ошибки и опечатки, и ожидаю продолжения. Хотя хотелось бы, что описано всё было гораздо яснее.

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