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Book Review: Spell Slave 1-2, by Evelyn Elliott

Feather Fall

Spell Slave 1-2

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Book 1: Bad Magic

Morality is relative. At least that’s what young sorcerer Regis Teller convinces himself. He’s done what he must to survive: working for a witch since he was nine, helping her throw the kingdom into anarchy, and taking his only comfort in her mysterious son, Crow. And soon, Regis is going to commit his first murder.

A do-gooder named Jonathan White has information the witch needs, and it’s Regis’s job to get that information and slit Jonathan’s throat. But then Regis actually meets Jonathan. And Jonathan is perfect—a hero with a passion for justice and little regard for civility.

Lucky for Regis, Jonathan has a weakness for attractive men. Lucky for Jonathan, Regis is fast developing a conscience and a heart. But for Regis, keeping both of them alive at their adventure’s end means breaking a magical oath and surviving his ruthless boss—all without telling Jonathan the truth. Falling in love is never easy, especially when everyone involved is lying through their teeth.

Book 2: Feather Fall

Hero and criminal. Brute force and subtle charm. Jonathan White and Crow Belcane are polar opposites, but if they want to rescue the man they both love, they’ll have to work together.

After visiting his former lover, Crow knows only one thing: he loves Regis, and he will do anything to reclaim him. But before his very eyes, Regis is abducted. Kidnapped by high-end slavers. Only Regis’s infuriating partner, Jonathan—a dangerous vigilante—is willing to help.

To infiltrate the slave ring, Jonathan and Crow disguise themselves as master and pet. As a slave, Crow is pushed to his limit. He’s chained, branded, whipped, and forced to obey Jonathan’s every order. But the longer he spends at Jonathan’s feet, the more natural his disguise begins to feel—and the more he likes it. As much as he hates Jonathan, they make a good team.

Both of them are devoted to Regis. Despite the overwhelming attraction between them, Jonathan is unwilling to betray his partner, and Crow is unwilling to come between them. But once the three of them are together again, all bets are off. With the world against them, they have only each other to cling to.

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Book 1: Bad Magic

Book – Bad Magic (Spell Slave #1)

Author – Evelyn Elliott

Star rating – ★★★★★

No. of Pages – 161

Cover – Love it!

POV – 3rd person, multiple POV

Would I read it again – Are you kidding? Of course!

Genre – Fantasy, Adventure, Magic, LGBT, Gay, Bisexual

** I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK, BY THE AUTHOR, IN RETURN FOR AN HONEST REVIEW **

Reviewed for Divine Magazine

I knew months ago, when I first saw the cover and blurb for this book, that I had to have it. I wasn’t disappointed.

I’ll admit that, while the story is predominantly about Regis and Jonathan, I spent about 50% of the time wanting them to get together and the other 50% happily waiting for them to include Crow in their little romance. Which would have been wonderful.

I loved that we were given just enough flashbacks to allow for a clear understanding of what Regis and Crow had felt, growing up under the horrible witch Myra’s thumb. Being raised by her and used by her, for their magic and their cleaning abilities, sounded truly horrible. But, at the same time, I fell in love with Crow, because of how he treated Regis, for the love he had for him and how he took care of him. It was all so beautiful.

Having the multiple POV meant that we got to see the story from Regis, Crow and sometimes Jonathan’s POV (though this was less often). Primarily, it’s Regis’ story. He’s the real MC; the one with all the drama, the chaos and the pain.

But, equally, I loved all three. I even loved Chartreuse, the dragon. She added a little levity to high impact moments, when it was most needed.

I won’t talk about the plot, as it would ruin it for anyone who hasn’t read it yet, but I will say that it was brilliantly written, with an exquisite attention to detail and world building. This author has just become a new favourite of mine and I can’t wait to delve right into book 2.

Overall, a fantastic, high octane ride. Full of adventure, danger and heart-stopping emotion, I couldn’t put it down. I devoured the book like Chartreuse would devour an enemy. One bite.

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Favourite Quote

“As a rule, he was not polite. There was only so much space in his head, after all, and he preferred to fill it with useful information, not trite nonsense like social skills.”

“Survival was a thousand small tasks: dusting, cooking, organizing books and notes. Escape… well, that was a matter of patience.”

Book 2: Feather Fall

Book – Feather Fall (Spell Slave #2)

Author – Evelyn Elliott

Star rating – ★★★

No. of Pages – 206

Cover – Gorgeous.

POV – 3rd person, multiple POV

Would I read it again – Definitely!

Genre – Fantasy, Magic, LGBT, BDSM, MMM

** I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK, BY THE AUTHOR, IN RETURN FOR AN HONEST REVIEW **

Reviewed for Divine Magazine

Well, what can I say? I got exactly what I wanted and I couldn’t be happier. Except maybe if there was more. Because, you know, there could be. Hint, hint.

I loved the plot of this book, possibly more than the other one. Although things were tense and crazy in book 1, this one had a bit more of an adrenaline rush about it. I was constantly waiting for Crow and Jonathan to give in to their needs and attraction, constantly waiting for the other shoe to stop and for things to get all crazy again.

I absolutely loved that we got to see how real and vulnerable Crow can be and see more of his chemistry with Jonathan. He was such an awesome character in book 1 that I desperately wanted him to have his own book, and he got it.

When it comes to Peter, I’d love for him to get his own story, maybe when he’d old enough for the x-rated parts. He seemed so sweet and lovely. I could see him and Crow getting on really well together.

It broke my heart to see that Crow was so stuck. He loved Regis, wanted Jonathan and couldn’t have either of them, because he was ‘just’ Regis’ best friend and only lusted after by Jonathan. It completely killed me, every time he did whatever was in his power to help Jonathan remain faithful to Regis, even though it broke his heart every time.

Ugh! The feels in this book were just off the charts. It’s definitely my favourite of the two, but I definitely hope there’s more to come. If it were up to me, this series would go on forever. I don’t want to stop reading about these characters.

This series has just become a top-priority re-read for me.

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Favourite Quote

I have a few, so bear with me.

“Regis.

Bright hair and sharp eyes. Gentle hands and sweet kisses. He remembered Regis more clearly than he remembered himself, and he clung to that memory like a drowning man clutching a piece of driftwood.”

““Should I kiss him for you?”

“Crow.”

“I could bring you one back,” he offered.”

“He looked at Jonathan and thought; This is the man who destroyed my life.”

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