Deadly Curiosities #5
Publisher: Sol Publishing
Characters: Cassidy/Kell, Teag/Anthony
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Series
A dark witch dynasty. A malicious, immortal undersea place-spirit. Eternal guardians who wagered their souls to protect Charleston.
Omens of impending disaster have the city on edge. Tremors warn of earthquake risk, while a potentially catastrophic storm gathers strength over the ocean and heads for land.
A last-man-standing promise among elderly veterans creates a dangerous inheritance involving an imprisoned, wish-granting goblin. A sea captain and a swashbuckler worked blood magic to protect Charleston from an ancient evil with a spell that bound their souls and their descendants to the task, but danger looms as its power fades. The head of a witch family wants artifacts and secrets—and he’ll do anything to get them.
Cassidy Kincaide runs Trifles and Folly, an antique and curio store where her touch magic helps get cursed and haunted objects out of the wrong hands. More than once, she and her allies have saved the world from supernatural threats.
The clock is ticking for Cassidy and her friends to stop the dark warlock, capture the goblin and restore the guardian spell before a malevolent ancient entity takes its vengeance on Charleston and the coast. It’s going to take all the magic, courage and quick thinking they can muster—and for once, that might not be enough.
Legacy is an action-packed urban fantasy paranormal thrill ride full of dark magic, infernal creatures, goblins and demigods, haunted places, pirate ghosts, found family, witch dynasties, loyal friends, Voudon spirits, secret history and plenty of adventure.
I’m already a huge fan of this author and series, and this one didn’t disappoint. I liked how it built on previous books in the series, and I always enjoy the cameos from the bigger world this series is a part of.
I love how the MCs work together, and the strong vibe of found family. Cassidy and Teag’s friendship is a strong element within the book, and I love Sorren. I wouldn’t want to get on his wrong side.
I liked the mystery of the plot and how it tied to the past, and Ramon and Gideon’s story which is a mix of historical, adventure, and romance. I liked how the author doesn’t hold back about how dangerous it was for two men to be in love then, and I’d love to read more about their adventures together. I also liked how Beck is growing into his own, and his relationship with Logan. I love the Briggs Society. The idea of a building that isn’t tethered in time and/or space totally rocks.
Taking down the bad guys isn’t easy, which is realistic, and the showdown doesn’t exactly go as planned. I liked how everyone plays their part, and it needs the combination of everyone’s experience and talents.
The world building is fabulous, and I love how all the elements and backstory come together and build into more with each more book. The magical side of things is well thought out, and I like how it isn’t without cost. I enjoy the politics, history, and different factions of the supernatural world too.
5 out of 5 stars.