Review ~ Lost Talismans and a Tequila by Annette Marie

Posted April 8, 2021 by Tanya in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 0 Comments

Review ~ Lost Talismans and a Tequila by Annette MarieLost Talismans and a Tequila by Annette Marie
Narrator: Cris Dukehart, Teddy Hamilton
Length: 7 hrs 55 mins
Series: The Guild Codex: Spellbound
Published by Dark Owl Fantasy Inc, Tantor Audio on July 10, 2020
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 346
5 Stars
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I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

You know that squirmy sensation in your gut when you have no idea what you're doing and you're about to screw everything up?

Yeah, that feeling.

I thought I was a good judge of character, but recent events proved me very wrong. Now, in a brilliant demonstration of my newfound caution, I'm putting all my faith in a demon—a demon who's tried to kill me before. The squirmy feeling is making sense, right?

Unfortunately, I don't have any other options. Ezra's time is almost up, which means I need answers and I need them fast. So it's time to toughen up, pack my gear, and find me one of the most illegal, reviled, and scarce mythics out there: a demon-mage summoner.

And all I have to do is follow a demon's instructions on where to look. How could that go wrong?

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In Tori’s quest to save Ezra, we are travelling to try and find a demon summoner that could use the amulet to separate Ezra and his demon. We start out with Tori and Aaron working together, but the farther in trouble they find themselves, Kai and Makiko join them.

Lost Talismans and a Tequila was quite the road trip. Tori, as usual, leads the group full on into trouble. She doesn’t anticipate it, but things are so much bigger than they seem. They meet up with another mage who has been convinced to help them. The problem is demon mages carry a lot more fire power than regular mages. Even more than humans masquerading as mythics.

I had so much fun immersed in this story containing such danger and surprise. Tori is also risking whatever kind of relationship is brewing with Ezra. To make things even more interesting, Tori’s brother is along for the ride. He ends up being quite the surprise too!

Lost Talismans and a Tequila was an exciting read. I loved how I was surprised at every turn. Not that the surprises were always good things. Tori really knows how to get them in over their head! You never know what is going to happen or how the group are going to get out of it. IF they get out of it intact. The suspense while I’m listening just kills me!

Most of the story was narrated by Cris Dukehart with Teddy Hamilton jumping in for Ezra’s POV. I’m trying really hard to keep Spellbound in order with Demonized, but I’m loving both of these series so much. I can’t recommend these books enough, definitely as listens too. Cris Dukehart is one of my favorite narrators. I am also in love with the covers and am thinking I may need to add the paperbacks to my shelves!

About Annette Marie

Annette Marie is the author of YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, and romantic fantasy trilogy Red Winter. Her first love is fantasy, but fast-paced urban fantasy, bold heroines, and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She proudly admits she has a thing for dragons, and her editor has politely inquired as to whether she intends to include them in every single book.

Annette lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it’s not quite that bad). She shares her life with her remarkably patient, comparatively sensible husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat—Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.

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