LadyVampire's Halloween Giveaway Day 5
Contest Day Five
Halloween is said to be a time when the curtain between the human world and the world of magic is it at its thinnest. And maybe that’s why magic users and witches are often portrayed as a symbol of the holiday.
Of course in this day and age, witches are not confined to cauldrons anymore. Those are big, heavy, cumbersome tools of the past. Now-a-days spells can be cast in inconspicuous ways. A vial here, a pendant there. And if you really need a brew, you can always put it in a jar. Which makes me think of a book I read not to long ago by Angie Fox called “The Accidental Demon Slayer”. I have to say I loved this book. I would never in a million years have put the words biker and witch in the same sentence but it makes for one ingenious story. There’s lots of fun, mayhem, and twists in this book. And the heroine is definitely not perfect which makes the read even better. The hero is a Griffon. I have to say that I have not read many books that have Griffons in them but enjoyed the rareness of it in this book.
Christine Feehan also has a really good magical series called the Drake Sisters. Although she’s known for her Dark Carpathian series, the Drake series is really well written and thought out. Seven sisters who possess magical abilities and have unique powers to individuals while still able to share their powers as a whole.
And some of you may know Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden as the Dresden files was a series on the Sci-fi channel for a short while. Harry Dresden is a wizard living in Chicago. The only wizard listed in the yellow pages as a matter of fact. And his series is an all time favorite of mine. What really makes the series appealing I think is that Jim Butcher is very clever with his story lines, twists and plots. He incorporates a lot of different paranormal creatures/species. And Harry himself is a wisecracker, hiding behind his humor as he tries to put together his makeshift magic. Definitely worth the read if you haven’t read any of Jim Butcher’s work before.
So now you know some of my favorite magic users. But who are some of yours? Tell me your favorites or recommend a magic-based book or two to me. I’m always open to finding new authors.
Please feel free to comment to this post until October 11th when the contest closes. One entry per person per day per post. And please feel free to go back and comment on the other contest posts. This contest is limited to US citizens only although everyone is invited to comment.