Magic Without Mercy

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Penguin Books, Limited, 2012 - Beckstrom, Allie (Fictitious character) - 368 pages
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'We knew as soon as we stepped out on those streets, we were walking blind, into a war. All of us were going to have to bear the pain of paying the price for the magic we called upon. And I was going to have to bear the pain of carrying a weapon that made me face what I had become. A killer.'

Allison Beckstrom's talent for tracking spells has put her up against some of the darkest elements in the world of magic. But she's never faced anything like this.

Magic itself has been poisoned, and Allie's undead father may have left the only cure in the hands of a madman. Hunted by the Authority - the secret council who enforces the laws - wanted by the police, and unable to use magic, she's got to find the cure before the sickness spreads beyond any power to stop it.

But when a death magic user seeks to destroy the only thing that can heal magic, Allie and her fellow renegades must stand and fight to defend the innocent and save all magic . . .

'Loved it. Fiendishly original and a stay-up-all-night read.' Patricia Briggs

'Gritty setting, compelling, fully realized characters, and a frightening system of magic-with-a-price that left me awed.' Rachel Vincent

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User Review  - emblue - LibraryThing

So sad I'm almost all caught up on the series now and there's only one more waiting for me. (I thought I was completely caught up, but was pleased to see #9!) 5 stars again, Devon Monk. Love these characters. Read full review

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User Review  - krau0098 - LibraryThing

This is the eighth book in the Allie Beckstrom series. It was a good installment in the series and was an enjoyable read. All of these books encompass one large story, so make sure to start with book ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Devon Monk has one husband, two sons, and a dog named Mojo. She lives in Oregon and is surrounded by colourful and numerous family members who mostly live within dinner-calling distance of each other. Devon's previous novels, Magic to the Bone, Magic in the Blood, Magic in the Shadows and Magic on the Storm have also been published by Penguin. Visit her on the web at

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