By- H.K. Savage
Genre- Paranormal Romance
Magick is real. And there is a secret world complete with its own agency, Veritas, to control those who would wield their power over “regulars”, or threaten the secrecy that keeps them all safe from the persecution that nearly destroyed them. For Cassie, a mixed blood witch, it’s the only world she’s ever known though she’s never embraced her role as agent for Veritas. For Drew, a witch born to a non-magickal family, it answers so many of his questions. It is also the cause of so much loss and pain. And now, as he and Cassie attempt to find his missing brother, rumored to be working with a rogue witch and cult leader, it threatens to take the last of his family. Or will magick save it?
Some books struggle to bring their characters to life but that couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to The Path. I was impressed with the author’s ability to portray her male and female characters equally convincingly. The “you are magical, yes magic is real” trope can sometimes be a bit tiresome, but it worked splendidly in this story, serving as a reasonable explanation for things otherwise inexplicable, and remaining as an obstacle for Drew along the way. He and Cassie worked rather well together too, balancing one another out and learning from each other rather than letting their differences get in the way. We don’t often give kids enough credit or expect them to be able to handle difficult situations, so it was refreshing to read a story where the young protagonists held their own, even if they do get help here and there. I’d recommend this even for those who don’t typically read fantasy- everyone loves a good mystery! **** 4.5 stars****
About the Author-
HK lives in the frozen hinterlands of the far North. The long, cold months provide ample opportunity to hunker down with her computer and create adventures far more enticing than scraping ice and getting frostbite.
Between books HK reads voraciously. Anything with a good plot and compelling characters are her broad parameters. One is as likely to catch her with a copy of Don Quixote as with the latest Kristen Ashley.
When not writing or wowing the corporate world by day, HK practices martial arts, plays with her dogs and matches wits with her teen. Next winter she intends to brush up on her Spanish and escape the cold for somewhere more tropical.