Set in a world where magic is real and evil lurks in shadows, this sweeping narrative follows the journey of twenty-year-old Learyn Dustrikke who is struggling to come to terms with her supernatural bloodline. Learyn Dustrikke’s life takes a turn for the worst when she learns that she’s a descendent of a powerful Scandinavian necromancers’ bloodline and a sorcerer capable of diluting the borders of life and afterlife with her magic. Uprooted from her home in San Francisco, Learyn arrives in Nordstrøm Island in Norway. As she struggles to perfect her magic, she stumbles upon a shocking secret that changes the meaning of everything knows. Writing in crisp prose, Nixon infuses her deeply engrossing, fast-on-its-feet tale with intriguing premise, nearly nonstop action, and high-flying emotion. She excels at balancing detailed worldbuilding and page-turning plot, sprinkling in plenty of humor along the way. Her sharp, witty dialogue frequently enthralls, and her large cast of characters is both intriguing and entertaining. With great subtlety, Nixon gradually elaborates a revealing backstory of the Dustrikke and the Nordstrøm’s ancient family history while unraveling an ancient curse that builds readers’ anticipation for the next installment.
This is a thrilling debut to the series, and urban fantasy fans will be eager to see what Nixon does next.
Categories: Urban Fantasy