Confronting evil sorcerers. Fighting monsters. Dueling metal golems. Searching for a sea monster. Hunting lost treasure. Finding a missing show dog. Competing in talent contests. Helping lost children. These are just some of the widely varied exploits that the young mercenary sorceress Marissa “Riss” Cobalt shares in this second Adventures in Sorcery book. Riss reveals how she ended up as a mercenary and chronicles some of the many adventures, ranging from fun to serious, that she’s had prior to the events of Kismet and Tell.
~ Jeanne Owens @amazon
Firstly, I would like to thank the author, Jeanne Owens, for sending me a copy of this awesome book. Do check out her website here.
The book spans over 17 chapters, each covering a new adventure from the journey of the mercenary sorceress Marrisa. The young sorceress of 14 is infamous for her exceptional magical skills and her characteristic blue hair. A small thing that nagged me all through the book was the fact that she kept on buying wigs to conceal her hair. I kept wondering what she did with the previous one!
When you read names such as Diablerio, Yangul, and Ambyr the book takes you to a far-off land.
I would have liked to read more emotions between the lines. More words could have been used to highlight what the characters are thinking at specific points. For example, death seemed too obvious, and even The Lord of Etain didn’t react much when both his son and daughter-in-law got assassinated.
Marrissa Cobalt is a huge foodie, and you better not disturb her when she is tucking in! Almost all her adventures are concluded with her trying to find a good restaurant, and it was a bit repetitive.
The author has come up with quite unique spells, with the infamous fireball being the most effective.
I liked the fact that the author has portrayed two sides of our protagonist. To the outside world, she is a blood-thirsty, dangerous magician whom you must not aggravate. But we readers get to know that she is soft from the inside. The magician is compassionate and does not hesitate in standing by the right thing.
If there is a part two to the book, I am in for it! Check out the book here!
Author – Jeanne Owens
Pages – 163
Rating – 3/5