Wow…I can’t believe its been almost a week since I last posted. I feel like such a slacker. I have been pretty busy with things, but I have been able to get quite a lot of reading done. The first of the many books I have finished was To Kill A Warlock by H.P Mallory. I decided to start this as just a fun light read to help me get past a lull in my current book. I didn’t mean for this to become yet another series I am reading. But, it has sucked me in and I can’t wait to talk about it.
To Kill A Warlock begins by introducing us to Dulcie O’Neil. She is a fairy who we find at her friend Sam’s home turned into some sort of monster. Sam is a witch and is expected to help her reverse the enchantment that was placed on her by a dark arts warlock. Dulcie is a Regulator for the ANC. She is a law enforcement agent in charge of keeping Netherworld creatures in line. When the warlock who cast the spell on her to begin with is found dead and she is the last person to have seen him she must investigate. She encounters a being she is unable to figure out while trying to investigate. This being is Knighley Vander and he is a Regulator from the Netherworld side. Knight is sent to find out what is slaying these Netherworld creatures and stop it. He partners with Dulcie under the pretense of secrecy. All the while she is working the case with her boss, Quillen and another Regulator, Trey. She also gets additional help from Bram a very prominent vampire and an admirer of Dulcies’. Dulcie, Knight and the rest must find who is controlling this monster before more people or themselves get killed. The only problem is that when the answer comes to light Dulcie will wish she was left in the dark.
I really liked this book. So much so I had to read the other books in the series. H.P Mallory is a very good writer. She brings the world of the Netherworld and its sister cities on Earth to life. Her characters are well-developed and you absolutely fall in love with them. I have to say one of my favorite parts is that Dulcie is an aspiring romance writer. It just seems so out of the ordinary but fits her. Another aspect that is quite entertaining is the interactions between Dulcie and her many love interests. They range from her boss to the newly arrived Knight to Bram the relentless vampire. I must say I do want a Knight of my own though. I look forward to finishing the series soon with her latest book, Wuthering Frights. I challenge anyone who picks up this book not to want to continue to read on.
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