Eh, prequels. How is it that some of them are so good! Let’s take this one – if I haven’t intended reading the other books in series before I’d surely want to read them now.
Fear’s Touch: A Darkworld Novella (Darkworld 0.5) by Emma L. Adams
I received this copy from the publisher via Curiosity Quills in exchange for an honest review.
This story was written after the first books in series came out. It shows us how Claudia learned about her powers, the Darkworld, the Venantium and how she joined Blackstone college. And I even liked the opening line:
I saw my first demon on a Halloween party.
It simply fits here. It means the beginning of the new life for Claudia.
On her way to a new school Claudia protects Beatrice from a shadow beast attack. Even though she’s not allowed to use magic, she has to do something to protect the two of them. Unfortunately, Claudia’s actions don’t go unnoticed. Two members of Venantium save the girls, but also warn them never to use magic again or they will be arrested.
I admit, few times I had this kind of Harry Potter vibe. It was a good vibe, but kind of “been there, done that” feeling. But it was good, I liked it. The author made a good job of keeping the tension. Action just kept on going.
And can I just mention my favorite scene? The flaming fan fights! Got it? Claudia uses fans to help her channel her skills to blast the hell out of those monsters. AWESOME! Yes, I totally pictured it in my head. I tried to find a proper graphic for you guys, but I only came out with the one you see and it really doesn’t give justice to my imagination :P.
What else can I tell you other than: Go, read it! I’m not going to convince you any further. I’m too busy reading book 1 of the series 😉
See you soon…