A Book Review
As promised I finished the urban fantasy by Sarah Biglow. For me this is a new series, and Spring’s Calling is the first book. I’m tempted to compare this book with Kim Harrison’s first book but that would be unfair. Kim Harrison’s series is a little dark and edgy. Sarah Biglow’s series is not as dark or edgy but is very good.
In this series, Seasons of Magic, the main character, Ezri, is a newly promoted police detective in the city of Boston. Ezri has turned her back on the magical community, and has sworn to serve and protect. However, a series of brutal murders pulls her back to her magical counterparts for their help in solving the mystery.
The series is a cross between detective, mystery, and fantasy genres. I only have two complaints which are: the world seems small considering they’re in a big city, and there are very few members of the magical community that take part in the story. I am willing to accept these as part of being the first book where the author is starting to build the world.
The magic system is very interesting where everyone’s magic leaves behind a unique scent. This enables Ezri to identify other magical practitioners. I did especially like this aspect of the world building.
I loved Ezri. She’s strong, confident, and flawed. She’s carrying around a lot from her past, and the author does a great job of weaving that into the story. She is also smart and intuitive putting her high on my list of favorite characters.
All in all I liked this book. I was drawn into the story, I was invested in the outcome, and I didn’t want to stop listening. I think I finished the book in two days. I’m also looking forward to the next book in the series. I give this book a four out of five. This is only due to the fact that it’s the first book. My rating may change with the second book. I’ll keep you posted.
I’ve been reading a lot lately. I just finished a book in Maggie Sefton’s A Knitting Mystery series. This is a long running series in the cozy mystery genre. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and I am anxious to read the next one. I’ll review that in my next blog post.
Until next time, I wish all of you blessings for a wonderful couple of weeks.
P.S. I think Libby is going blind. She flinches a lot whenever I move or if she’s in the sunlight. It’s heartbreaking. For my part, I plan to help her as much as I can, and make things easier on her. She’s getting a lot more jerky treats!