Morning my lovelies and happy Sunday! Today I’m delighted to be on the blog tour for Magical Intelligence by M. K. Wiseman – an action packed spy thriller/historical fantasy/magic focussed novel!
When you are a member of Britain’s first team of wizard spies, every mission might be your last. But as the dawning of the 20th century draws ever nearer, magic grows weak. Violectric Dampening, the clash of man-made electricity with the Gifts of magekind, threatens M.I.’s existence. And if that isn’t enough, they’ve now been discharged from their own government. Obsolete. Distrusted.
And now hunted by one of their own.
Myra Wetherby has always feared her so-called fits, strange visions of people and places that she cannot explain. It is the emotional manipulation, however, a strange empathic connection to those around her, which threatens her very sanity. A danger to her family, Myra runs away, falling straight into the hands of the newly ousted Magical Intelligence team. Who just so happen to need an ability like hers.
Which makes Myra one of them . . . whether she likes it or not.
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Set in Victorian times, Myra ‘suffers’ with strange visions and dreams, and is a danger to her family so she runs away – finding herself in the middle of something she never imaged. Meeting Aidan first, she’s taken to a strange place where she meets the British Magical Intelligence Team. They’ve recently been ousted by the Government, but that’s not their only worry. With electricity causing ‘dampening’ some of them are start losing their powers……Realising that her empathic connection is more than just that, Myra must become one of the team. But what must she risk to protect Queen and Country?
I really enjoyed this! It’s a spy thriller/historical fantasy with lots and lots of magic! It was interesting to see how the development of mankind and electricity causes such an issue for the secret mage community, and how they are trying to deal with. There is constant action throughout the book, with plenty of twists and turns to keep you sucked in at all times. That being said, I did find it a bit confusing at times and struggled to keep up. I found myself having to really think about which character was affected/taking action so that it made sense to me. However, I really did enjoy it. It’s just one of those books that I think I’d have to read again as I’m sure I’ve missed bits!
The characters are fantastic and will each bring out different emotions in you. It’s fantastic to see our protagonist, Myra develop from the fourteen year old that we meet at the beginning of the book, to the tough cookie that she is by the end. I wasn’t sure about some of the characters and kept convincing myself that there was something fishy about them……you’ll have to read to make your own decisions! However, some of them I loved from the start! Benjamin is one of my favourites!
Overall, I really did enjoy this. Being an historical fiction/fantasy fan and loving HP, I thoroughly absorbed myself in the magical world. The spy action keeps it thrilling and keeps you on your toes, and there is plenty going on to shock you! I’m glad this is the first in a series and am definitely looking forward to Book 2!
about the author
M. K. Wiseman has degrees in animation/video and library science – both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Today, her office is a clutter of storyboards and half-catalogued collections of too, too many books. (But, really, is there such a thing as too many books?) When she’s not mucking about with stories, she’s off playing brač or lying in a hammock in the backyard of her Wisconsin home that she shares with her endlessly patient husband.
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Massive thanks as always to Rachel for inviting me on to the blog tour, and to the author and publisher for providing me with a copy of the book in return for an honest review.
Have a wonderful day my lovelies!