I’m still only a barber to the supernatural, and I still have super weak magic, but I’ve somehow been tasked with essentially saving the world.
Yeah, I know. And if I don’t deliver, it’s my neck on the line.
So far, it’s not going too well. In fact, it’s not going at all, frankly. I have no idea where to start, no power to make anything happen, and yes, Tim the cat continues to be a sarcastic pain in the ass that’s no help whatsoever.
As if I didn’t have enough on my plate, there’s also a weird, recent increase in human suicides that definitely feels like it’s linked to something magical.
And then to top it all off, a Mundane holding an amulet manages to enter the barbershop, which should be impossible, given all the spells in place to keep them out.
I’m going to need to figure out what’s going on pretty damn quick before the Mayaks decide I’m not up to the job and get rid of me. I’m up the proverbial creek without the proverbial paddle.
Grab “Bound by Silver” to find out if I manage to produce that pesky paddle and live to shave another day.
This book continues the story of Apiya who lives in the island city of Panyong where Mundanes like you and me are unaware of the other residents, those who have magical powers, the Mayaks. Apriya stands between those two worlds. She is familiar with both but is different because she has been “touched” with a little magic. This is why she has been given the task of preventing war between the Mundanes and the Mayaks. Luckily, she has the assistance of the fascinating Sarroch, a Mayak whom she has only seen shifted into the body of a handsome Mundane.
While trying to work out how to carry out her mission, Apiya notices another problem. Several young Mundanes have committed suicide for no reason and she senses the presence of something supernatural which is not a Mayak. Soon she is entangled in extreme danger and no-one is going to help her. Apriya is coming of age, learning to rely on her own abilities and to protect those who are vulnerable.
The gripping story of this brave young woman also includes an intriguing question. Where did she come from and how is she able to solve problems so effectively? I was very disappointed that the story suddenly ends just when she is about to follow up a lead about her past but of course that means I will need to read the third volume of the Razor’s Edge Chronicles.
Bound by Silver on Amazon UK
Touched by Magic the first book in the Razor’s Edge Chronicles reviewed here