Book Review: Bonnie Wynne’s stellar The Price of Magic continues with The Stars Beyond the Stone

Life seems to have finally slowed for Gwyn. After the battle with Molech Suun, the Clockwork City is in ruins and Gwyn, reluctantly, is one of the figureheads of the movement to rebuild it.

But she can’t shake the feeling that her old master Faolan is still alive. And with Scions to destroy and a dangerous sorceress gaining ever more power to the south, Gwyn is going to need all the help she can get.

Necromancers, rebellious pirates, and forbidden kingdoms beckon Gwyn and shapeshifter Lucian as they head out in search of Faolan in The Stars Beyond the Stone, the third instalment of Bonnie Wynne‘s The Price of Magic.

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Book Review: Helen Scheuerer kicks off a dark new fantasy series with A Lair of Bones

Roh is a cyren, living in the lowest levels of Saddoriel, the cavernous, labyrinthine fortress home of her people. The daughter of an infamous criminal, she works as a lowly bone-cleaner, out of sight and out of mind, far away from the upper class cyrens who remember her mother’s crimes all too well.

One day, after years of anticipation, the Queen’s Tournament is announced, an opportunity for a cyren – regardless of rank – to take control of Saddoriel. Every sector must send a champion, even the bone-cleaners, and Roh senses a chance to change her fate for good.

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Book Review: The Rose Daughter is the latest addition to Maria Lewis’ Supernatural Sisters squad

Dreckly Jones lives by one core rule. Don’t be a hero. She wouldn’t have lived this long without it – and as a 140-something year old sprite that shouldn’t have existed in the first place, that’s no mean feat.

But when a group of supernatural beings come to her, begging for help, her resolve is tested. There’s safety in solitude, that much is true, but if what werewolf Ben and his cohorts have to say is true, Dreckly might be in danger regardless.

The question is, is it worth the risk?

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