The Mage in Black, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Sabina Kane doesn't have the best track record when it comes to family.

After all, her own grandmother, leader of the vampire race, wants her dead.

So when she arrives in New York to meet her mage relatives, the reunion puts the fun in dysfunctional.

Not only is mage culture completely bizarre, but everyone seems to think she's some kind of 'Chosen' who'll unite the dark races.

Sabina doesn't care who chose her, she's not into destiny. But the mages aren't Sabina's only problem. In New York's Black Light District, she has run-ins with fighting demons, hostile werewolves and an opportunistic old flame.

Sabina thought she'd take a bite out of the Big Apple - but it looks like it wants to bite back.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9781841497570



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I really enjoy this series. Not sure it took me so long to find it. The good thing about starting late in a series, you don't have to wate until the next book comes out. I finished this one tonight, I'll start the next one tomorrow.

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Frustrated. I think that word sums up how both I and Sabina feel. Sabina's frustrated sexually, with her inability to pick up magic faster, with her sister and her innocent, new-age wishy washy ways, the council's inability to decide if it's going to war, their slow progress on who's trying to kill her...and so on, and so forth. <br/><br/>It's both exhausting and boring. I was constantly looking for the fast-paced action and the original story of vampire culture described in the great debut. I found little to interest me in the mage side of Sabina's heritage. Mage cultural traditions were to a pragmatist like me, unnecessary "voodoo" crap like homeopathy (which is just water by the way) -neither I nor Sabina were buying it and couldn't respect those that did. Therefore, Slade was refreshing and I completely understood Sabina's actions concerning him. <br/><br/>Masie, Sabina's sister, annoyed me so much that I was hoping she was the mysterious villain conspiring to put an end to her sister's life, instead of the more obvious person that it was. Masie seemed more like a pacifist despite campaigning for war against the vampires, in comparison Rhea showed more courage and backbone. <br/><br/>Anyway, I've heard this is a trilogy and with the great ending as a set-up, the last book should be explosive! I'm rubbing my hands together in anticipation.

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