by Angela Knight

October 2006
ISBN: 0-425-20921-0
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Mass Market Paperback

Newly made witch Lark McGuin is having quite a hard time trying to adapt to her new circumstances. Though she does not regret her decision to accept becoming a Maja, since it means her grandfather is now getting proper care, that still does not make her training any easier. But things were only bound to get worse for her.

After a savage invasion on the Mageverse from Geirolf’s minions, in which the younger generation of the Magekind was the worst hit, King Arthur decides to reassign all the recruits to older, more experienced mentors. Lark ends up being paired with Sir Gawain. Though attracted to her even before knowing she was going to be his assignment, Gawain perceives fear from her. Lark was injured and emotionally traumatized during the attack, so he will have to be very careful handling her, so as to not harm her even more than she already is.

Master of Swords, the newest book in Angela Knight’s Mageverse series definitely is one of my favorites so far. Having enjoyed each and every single title in this series, I thought that it would be difficult for Ms. Knight to do even better, but I was wrong. I think that Lark appealed to me from the very beginning because I completely identified with her and I could see myself reacting just like she did. She is now in my list of favorite heroines. Gawain is sex personified, as a Magi, he does depend on sex (as everyone else in the Mageverse does) however, and despite his strong attraction to Lark, he is able to exert control of his impulses. Who wouldn’t fall in love with a man like this? The plot’s pace is quick, so I read it in one sitting. I was very happy to see the hero of her upcoming book in this fabulous series introduced, and he does play quite an important role in this book. We do get to learn a bit of her background history as well, so I now wait with baited breath for his story… and I hope it will not be a very long one!

Reviewed in December 2006 by Mireya.

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