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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Series of the Week: Raine Benares Series by Lisa Shearin

Each Sunday I will be highlighting a series that I have been wanting to read for a while, and that I hope to read very soon! This week my pick is Raine Benares series by Lisa Shearin. I hadn't heard of this series until recently when my co-reviewer Ally recommended it to me, but I think it looks amazing!

Have you read this series? Let me know what you thought!

1. Magic Lost, Trouble Found
Raine Benares is a Sorceress Seeker of average ability until she comes into possession of an amulet that amplifies her powers-and her enemies.

2. Armed and Magical
My name is Raine Benares. Until last week I was a seeker—a finder of things lost and people missing. Now I’m psychic roommates with the Saghred, an ancient stone with cataclysmic powers. Just me, the stone, and all the souls it’s ingested over the centuries. Crowded doesn’t even begin to describe it. All I want is my life back—which means getting rid of the stone and the power it possesses. To sort things out, I head for the Isle of Mid, home to the most prestigious sorcery school, as well as the Conclave, the governing body for all magic users. It’s also home to power- grubbing mages who want me dead and goblins who see me as a thief. As if that’s not enough, Mid’s best student spellsingers are disappearing left and right, and I’m expected to find them. Lives are at stake, goblins are threatening to sue, mages are getting greedier, and the stone’s power is getting stronger by the hour. This could get ugly.

3. The Trouble With Demons
For seeker Raine Benares, a demon infestation on the Isle of Mid couldn't come at a worse time. Already fighting the influence of the Saghred, a soul-stealing stone, Raine discovers she is also magically bonded to a dark mage and a white knight, two dangerous and powerful men on opposing sides.

Turns out, the demons want the key to unlock the Saghred. As a seeker, Raine should be able to find it first. As the axis of light and dark powers, she's a magical cataclysm waiting to happen.

4. Bewitched and Betrayed
Raine Benares is a seeker. She finds lost things and missing people- usually alive. But now she's been bonded with the Saghred, a soul- stealing stone of unlimited power, and must hunt down its escapees. Especially since one of them is also hunting her...

5. Con and Conjure
Raine Benares is a seeker who finds lost things and people. Ever since the Saghred, a soul-stealing stone that's given her unlimited power, has bonded to her, the goblin king and the elves have wanted to possess its magic themselves. Which means a goblin thief and her ex-fiancé-an elven assassin-are after her. To survive, she'll need the help of her notorious criminal family.

6. All Spell Breaks Loose
My name is Raine Benares—and it sucks to be me. The Saghred, a soul-stealing stone that has given me unlimited power, has been stolen by a goblin prince, and with it went my magic. The Saghred is in the goblin capital of Regor, in the hands of Sarad Nukpana, who’s on the verge of becoming the most powerful mage ever...just as soon as I’m dead.

Because Sarad can’t use the stone while I’m alive. Incentive enough to plan a little trip to Regor with a small band of good friends, not-so-good friends, and outright enemies. All we need to do is destroy the Saghred, kill Sarad, and put a renegade prince on the throne. Did I mention I’ll be doing this without magic?

5 comments:

Melliane said...

I've only read the firt book (a while ago) but I really need to continue it, it sounds really great, thanks for reminding me!

Ally said...

Yaaay!
It is an Awesome series and thank you Chrissie for sharing it with all of our Blog-dom :D
Did I mention my partner in crime is awesome tooo!!

Chrissie (Once Upon a Series) said...

Melliane - I'm glad we could remind you about the series! Hope you enjoy the rest of the books :)

Ally - Aww, you're too kind! And you already know how awesome I think you are :)

christinarosendahl said...

I've just listened to the first in this series and I like it a lot. It's a nice light fantasy novel with good pacing and lots of action. Great humor as well!

Shelagh said...

Oooooh so shiny. Now this series looks like all sorts of fun. :)

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