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If the Knights Magica want a war, I'm willing to give them one. I damned my soul long ago. What I do from this point forward is about redemption. If I burn in Hell because of fighting for others, for shouldering their sins, so be it. The Knights are powerful, and they have taken control of the Universal Church. All across the world, the Knights find themselves in conflict wi If the Knights Magica want a war, I'm willing to give them one. I damned my soul long ago. What I do from this point forward is about redemption. If I burn in Hell because of fighting for others, for shouldering their sins, so be it. The Knights are powerful, and they have taken control of the Universal Church. All across the world, the Knights find themselves in conflict with other paranormals and supernaturals. Human governments scramble to cope with the new reality of magic. Cities become battlegrounds. And in Westport, Rosie O'Grady's Bar and Grill becomes a center for organizing the Resistance. Then the Fae decide it’s time to act.


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If the Knights Magica want a war, I'm willing to give them one. I damned my soul long ago. What I do from this point forward is about redemption. If I burn in Hell because of fighting for others, for shouldering their sins, so be it. The Knights are powerful, and they have taken control of the Universal Church. All across the world, the Knights find themselves in conflict wi If the Knights Magica want a war, I'm willing to give them one. I damned my soul long ago. What I do from this point forward is about redemption. If I burn in Hell because of fighting for others, for shouldering their sins, so be it. The Knights are powerful, and they have taken control of the Universal Church. All across the world, the Knights find themselves in conflict with other paranormals and supernaturals. Human governments scramble to cope with the new reality of magic. Cities become battlegrounds. And in Westport, Rosie O'Grady's Bar and Grill becomes a center for organizing the Resistance. Then the Fae decide it’s time to act.

30 review for Knights Magica

  1. 4 out of 5

    Denisa

    A disappointing ending... Ok, so I was pretty sure that this part with the Knights will be a bit rushed, but not this rushed... There was no fighting (no actual fighting, that is), every time something happened, it was something like 'oh, they were attacked again, but they're ok now'. The Fae are still not really involved, and the Grand Plan of stealing the stone is as simple as can be. Let's recap: no fighting, no Fae (and other people) involved, the friends kinda disappear in this book, the MC h A disappointing ending... Ok, so I was pretty sure that this part with the Knights will be a bit rushed, but not this rushed... There was no fighting (no actual fighting, that is), every time something happened, it was something like 'oh, they were attacked again, but they're ok now'. The Fae are still not really involved, and the Grand Plan of stealing the stone is as simple as can be. Let's recap: no fighting, no Fae (and other people) involved, the friends kinda disappear in this book, the MC has lost her spark... Yup, definitely a disappointing read. What I did like though was the ending. Literally, the ending, like the last 15 pages or so. Still, all in all, the series is worth reading, if you can't find anything better on your Kindle at that moment.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Tony Hisgett

    I was disappointed with the last book Well of Magic, the author seemed to be falling into the trap of making everything 'bigger and badder'. This book started where the previous one finished and the first chapter made perfect sense, then it got a bit confusing. If you just accept the book as a series of incidents involving Erin then it isn't a bad book, my problem was as the story developed the wider picture didn't make sense most of the time. Armageddon is happening, people are being killed eve I was disappointed with the last book Well of Magic, the author seemed to be falling into the trap of making everything 'bigger and badder'. This book started where the previous one finished and the first chapter made perfect sense, then it got a bit confusing. If you just accept the book as a series of incidents involving Erin then it isn't a bad book, my problem was as the story developed the wider picture didn't make sense most of the time. Armageddon is happening, people are being killed everywhere, armies are blowing up ordinary people, aircraft are firing air-to-ground missiles in the middle of big cities and world is suddenly inhabited by more 'paranormals' than 'normals'. I couldn’t help feeling the bigger plot had got away from the author. The second half of the book is built around a plan to get the 'Heart' away from the Knights, I found most of this a bit boring, especially the 'sex doll'. Eventually they get around to implementing their plan and the book comes to a decent conclusion. If possible I would have given 2.5 stars.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Nicola

    3.5 stars. Rosie O'Grady is one of my favourite series but there was something about this one that didn't do it for me. There was a lack of connection or feeling throughout with Erin becoming something of an automaton. All the elements were there, pace and story etc but something was off. I felt myself pushing to read through at parts and it wasn't the usual nuanced serving I'd come to expect. Not a terrible book but for me the weakest in the series. 3.5 stars. Rosie O'Grady is one of my favourite series but there was something about this one that didn't do it for me. There was a lack of connection or feeling throughout with Erin becoming something of an automaton. All the elements were there, pace and story etc but something was off. I felt myself pushing to read through at parts and it wasn't the usual nuanced serving I'd come to expect. Not a terrible book but for me the weakest in the series.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    A generous 2 stars, as I had to add a DNF option on my shelves for this book. What happened? Was the author contracted to do this and just lost the mojo? While I certainly can sympathize with that, this was not a novel. It was a telling of actions with a lot of weird detail thrown in that didn't fit. Some things we don't need sort of get explained, others are just left hanging there. There is absolutely no rhyme or reason to it. One I just read went something like this: 'I awoke to pounding on my A generous 2 stars, as I had to add a DNF option on my shelves for this book. What happened? Was the author contracted to do this and just lost the mojo? While I certainly can sympathize with that, this was not a novel. It was a telling of actions with a lot of weird detail thrown in that didn't fit. Some things we don't need sort of get explained, others are just left hanging there. There is absolutely no rhyme or reason to it. One I just read went something like this: 'I awoke to pounding on my door. The pounding wouldn't stop. It was way too early for visitors since I had worked at the bar the previous night. It was my boyfriend. I opened the door and he came in with a few people. They told me some stuff. Then we spent a month planning what we were going to do about it.' WHAT?!? Why in the heck were they pounding on the door? What was the urgency? It is never explained, and Erin's character doesn't even bother asking. Why not just say they came to visit? What was the point of some weird detail like that which made no sense? I spent a week trying to slog through this and now I'm just realizing it's not going to get better. There will be no feeling to the characters or their relationships, I won't get invested in them, the story will be to complicated with zero promise of payoff or a lightbulb moment when it all comes together, and I won't be looking for reasons to pick up my reader and immerse myself in the book. How are people giving this 5 stars???? I liked the series, too, but a 4 or 5 star rating is seriously misrepresenting the quality of this installment. Shame on you all. This one reads as if it were written by an AI. I will try others from this author, but I'm done with this series.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    A fitting ending While this books takes a turn in theme from the previous books In the series, it still keeps the overall feeling of the series. I think that it was the perfect ending to Erin’s story. This is the first time in a long time that in reading the end of a series I am satisfied knowing that there are not going to be any more books about the characters. While I still have a few open ended questions, the majority of loose ends in the overarching story were cleared up and I can’t think of A fitting ending While this books takes a turn in theme from the previous books In the series, it still keeps the overall feeling of the series. I think that it was the perfect ending to Erin’s story. This is the first time in a long time that in reading the end of a series I am satisfied knowing that there are not going to be any more books about the characters. While I still have a few open ended questions, the majority of loose ends in the overarching story were cleared up and I can’t think of a more fitting conclusion to the series. I commend BR Kingsolver in creating an end that leaves you satisfied and fulfilled. One of the best series endings I’ve read in years.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sandra

    Seemed to drag a little more than the earlier books in the series. I enjoyed the going undercover in the Knights at first but again that seemed to drag a bit. Also the stakes never seemed particularly high. Everything seemed to run a little too smoothly so there was never any doubt the good guys would prevail and everything just fell magically into place.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Vintagebooklvr

    3 1/2 stars. Action-fest. What else could you want on Memorial Day Weekend, particularly since we are stuck at home because of Covid 19. No action movies in theaters this weekend but this is a good substitute. I missed a little more interaction with Erin's friends but overall a good addition to the series. 3 1/2 stars. Action-fest. What else could you want on Memorial Day Weekend, particularly since we are stuck at home because of Covid 19. No action movies in theaters this weekend but this is a good substitute. I missed a little more interaction with Erin's friends but overall a good addition to the series.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lauretta Hignett

    Fast paced and highly satisfying I’ve been waiting for this one, and it didn’t disappoint me. Lots of action, some insanely imaginative settings and plenty of satisfaction to be had.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    Maybe I was skimming too fast --but this book seemed rushed & a tad disjointed between the chapters at times. Felt like there was a few time jumps (days? weeks?) in the early chapters (3 onwards). But we get the close of the plot arc and a satisfying ending.

  10. 4 out of 5

    cathy m freeze

    Lovely It's an end to an arc, but it doesn't quite feel like an end to the series. Maybe it's wishful thinking, but I want to see my favorite bartender continue to grow and heal. I had to go re-read the Clans series to see which one I liked better, and in the end, I'm still unsure. So I'll go re-read both again, and maybe, by the time I finish, there'll be a Rosie O'Grady's book 6. I wanna see what being hugged by the goddess did to her powers, for one. For another, I want to see a rocky but heal Lovely It's an end to an arc, but it doesn't quite feel like an end to the series. Maybe it's wishful thinking, but I want to see my favorite bartender continue to grow and heal. I had to go re-read the Clans series to see which one I liked better, and in the end, I'm still unsure. So I'll go re-read both again, and maybe, by the time I finish, there'll be a Rosie O'Grady's book 6. I wanna see what being hugged by the goddess did to her powers, for one. For another, I want to see a rocky but healing relationship between our protag and the girl she orphaned. Both felt foreshadowed, here, and made me hopeful and happy.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Dawn Latham

    Very entertaining. I would recommend this series for anyone who enjoys a good urban fantasy. Vampires, werewolves, fey and more, as well as an assassin finding her way to redemption.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Anita Stigall

    Awesome series A great ending to Erin's story! Wish there were more books coming in this series, loved the characters. Hopefully they'll be another series that will add these characters to it. Awesome series A great ending to Erin's story! Wish there were more books coming in this series, loved the characters. Hopefully they'll be another series that will add these characters to it.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jeff Cochrane

    Knights Magica I really enjoyed this book. I think I have read all of the author’s books and this is my favorite series. This book was a very good addition to the series. Lots of action. Good characters, developed nicely. Highly recommended.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Cindy

    Ending to the series. I feel like this was a pretty good series with some cool moments, but it went off the rails with book 4. Every book needed a bigger, harder bad guy that the previous one, until there was hardly anywhere to go. Plus the way Erin just casually kills people and it never affects her. IDK, I think I'm done with this author. Ending to the series. I feel like this was a pretty good series with some cool moments, but it went off the rails with book 4. Every book needed a bigger, harder bad guy that the previous one, until there was hardly anywhere to go. Plus the way Erin just casually kills people and it never affects her. IDK, I think I'm done with this author.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Debra

    What an Adventure This series has been the most fun! I enjoyed everything about the series and this book. A lot like being on a rollercoaster ride.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kelli peoples

    I love these books. If you love a kickass heroine you will love these books.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lillie Ward

    Wonderful, exciting series! Im just so sad its over! But all good things do end...and I'm so behind in other tasks after reading these 5 books straight thru! But oh so worth it! Wonderful, exciting series! Im just so sad its over! But all good things do end...and I'm so behind in other tasks after reading these 5 books straight thru! But oh so worth it!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    If this was the last book in the series then its shithouse. The book was pretty here there everywhere and mediocre at best which is worse because i know this authors capable of more and i know this series certainly had been but started going to shit the last book and contonie that shit creek vibe the entirety of this book and somehow made the obly possibly exciting or interesting thing aka the ending and actually going through the mounds boring af and super short very much a childs writing style If this was the last book in the series then its shithouse. The book was pretty here there everywhere and mediocre at best which is worse because i know this authors capable of more and i know this series certainly had been but started going to shit the last book and contonie that shit creek vibe the entirety of this book and somehow made the obly possibly exciting or interesting thing aka the ending and actually going through the mounds boring af and super short very much a childs writing style of we did this then this happened oh thwn this happened i the queen of rambles didnt even enjoy the multiple tangents and all the other stuff that just existed and didnt need to while totally ignoring the main plots and like ugh idk i feel like i was reading forever and this book is basically the second part to the previous one so this whole knights magica storyline is such bs and felt like such a weird out of place one compared to the previous ones and idk like it literally and figarutively lost the plot the characters motivations and characteristics basically went out the window even people i liked or enjoyed reading in the early books were all shells or ghosts whenever they appeared like theres a reason i put off reading this one for so long since the last book basically made me despise the author and series and even the main protag a bit and then this book when i finally started it was like a trainwreck i couldnt look away from i wanted it to be over wanted it to somehow miraculously fix itself or end well but god its like an editor went through it picked out all the stuffed they shouldve gotten rid of and made that into the last two books and anything that wouldve given them some consistency joy relatability structure etc was thrown in the bin instead. Im so mad that such a really azing potential of a series that i had loved intially became something that makes my head hurt and regret reading. Like ???!!! How. Why do authors do this to themselves and their readers they start off amazing and then book 3 it starts going down hill usually they either icarus themselves or give up and think we wont notice the lack of passion or life in the story or just write for the sake of finishing it like a shitty essay thats due in 3 hrs with lots of filler and nonsense to meet a wprd quote about a subject they dont understand and think yeah thats fine and put it out as if im going to be greatful. Like i would literally rather all those authors take a freaking year sabbatical start another series and pause that one or having longer times between releases or better yet write the entire series then release the first book and so on so you can make minor changes or review feedback like maybe change genres or dont write for the sake of it if your not feeling it dont do it. That ending was so bad and so wtf?! Like it feels like i watched a part one episode of a finale or worse someone ripped out the last few chapters and epilogue and im missing things like ugh. Sooooo disappointed. Like good GODS save yourselves the trouble and dont read the series at all and maybe give the author a miss unless shes writing cw shows or tween drama in which case itd probably be the right level. Excuse me while i go find smut to read or something thats not pretending to be amazing or better than it is. I blame myself for partially judging quality of book on the cover and people who give everything 5 stars and are probably 12yos idk how any sane adult or older teen could read this and think it was even close to 3 stars or higher. Maybe people who read wattpad level fanfic bs and think writing is suppose to read like a delusional diary entry that reads like the roughest draft of dor points and possible brainstorm ideas mashed into something resembling a story? Fuck knows. RIP my brain. Chracter and idea potential was there and the first book or so the execution of said stuff was pretty well done idk what happened frankly im worried the authora now a lizard person or a pod person or something. Maybe in future ill check out her books when the series are finished ive read the reviews by sane people and theyve been polished within an inch of their lives. Until that day arrives shes on my bullshit blacklist with annette marie who still like a toxic relationship i keep coming back for. She has the same problems. Starts of strong great ideas shitty execution stupid drama weird loose ends and nonsense ends in tears for me when i realise ive been catfished. Beware tween books and authors masquerading as adults. Stay in your twilight zone lane please. If i wanted this level of bs id read fkn 16yo highschool nonsense. Not a god damn adult assassin you know what im gonna have to read debra dunbars imp series and jennifer esteps spider assassin which thank god are phenomonal and remain that way and are amazingly actually fucking adult what a shocker to cleanse to unholy bleh of this and other imposter series from my soul. Rip erin you deserved better see you in my dreams when my subconcious will try recover you from the clusterfuck dumpsterfire that was your demise. Would appreciate if people could warn me about said series before im emotionally etc invested in them. I may try avoid reviews for books i just dont even see as books their so disppointing but the amount of love i had for this in the earlier books make me feel oblidged to defend their honor in how they were just left to rot and wither. Ugh. This is why i have trust issues. WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALLLLLLLLLL ROLLING IN THE DEEEEPPP YOU HAD MY HEART AND SOUL... my heart is now a cold tiny raisin rock rip me rip erin rip rosie o gradys bar and grill you were taken from us to soon i shouldve stopped reading before we all suffered and died together. Im slowly getting better at DNF ing books maybe next time ill have it in my heart to give up on you before we become BAD BLOOD. yes im so beyond my wits from this book im quoting old arse songs and wondering WHEN WILL MY LIFE BEGIN. So long and thanks for all the fish so sad that it has come to this... Maybe one day ill be able forgive and forget this tragedy and reunite when weve both recovered. Until then. Dont go breaking my heart. 💀💀💀

  19. 4 out of 5

    Mark N

    This series ran out of steam. The first three novels were outstanding and Erin was a great main character. The fourth and fifth books came out a bit fast and the author was attempting to extend the run of the first 3. After the evil that Erin was fighting against in the first 3 novels was vanquished, the author had to come with a new foe, but it just didn't work as well, the novels were not as well written and I think if she spent a bit more time on Books 4 and 5 they would've been better. Many o This series ran out of steam. The first three novels were outstanding and Erin was a great main character. The fourth and fifth books came out a bit fast and the author was attempting to extend the run of the first 3. After the evil that Erin was fighting against in the first 3 novels was vanquished, the author had to come with a new foe, but it just didn't work as well, the novels were not as well written and I think if she spent a bit more time on Books 4 and 5 they would've been better. Many of the great minor characters of the first 3 novels disappeared somewhat in 4 and 5 and the plot became too global and less personal for Erin.

  20. 5 out of 5

    The Mysterious Reader

    I’ve only recently discovered BR Kingsolver and found a new favorite. I’ve addictively read through all of her urban fantasies sci-fi series, as well as the only sci-fi story story of hers I could find (Border Patrol, in the Bellator collection). Here’s my review of all of them in one clump - the bottom line being that they are all easily 5 star books. Rosie O'Grady's Paranormal Bar and Grill Series This was the first series by this author that I read, trying it in a whim as it was free on KU and I’ve only recently discovered BR Kingsolver and found a new favorite. I’ve addictively read through all of her urban fantasies sci-fi series, as well as the only sci-fi story story of hers I could find (Border Patrol, in the Bellator collection). Here’s my review of all of them in one clump - the bottom line being that they are all easily 5 star books. Rosie O'Grady's Paranormal Bar and Grill Series This was the first series by this author that I read, trying it in a whim as it was free on KU and looked like fun. Oh Dear Lord was it ever. Perfect world-building with Fae, elves, vampires, mages, et. al. Perfect backstory with the world’s best assassin (our lead) funding out that she’s been lied to most of her life by the Order of the Illuminati who are actually evil and not the force for good she thought, followed by her lopping off the top tier of the Order and ending up in hiding at the eponymous Rosie O'Grady's Bar and Grill. That’s the short version. The long one is much more complex and the series itself is filled with great plot lines and a perfect story arc (though each book stands alone sequentially, ie, the work fine and end well so long as you read them in order. Addictive fun and a perfect series ender. The Telepathic Clans Saga This was my second Kingsolver series. It evolves around telepathic clans (no shocker there) filled with people with different sets of telepathic “Gifts” (like mind shielding) made up of a series of “Talents” (different ways to do it). There are initially 25 known Gifts. At the top are the Succubi, all female, who have a series of Gifts including the Succubus Gift (drain energy from sex, etc). Known as Druids in the Irish clans, these ladies are bad-a**. The lead here is a Druid named Brenna, but she’s so much more. While the average telepath has only a few gifts, abs the extraordinary ones have 12-15 (Druids all have a base set of 8), Brenna has all of the gifts, unheard of. Anyway, she gets into a series of adventures with action, infra and inter-clan politics, and do much more. Incredible stuff really, all set in a world very different (but equally imaginative) as the prior series I’d read, and filled with a growing cast of perfectly crafted supporting characters. Once again you can read each book sequentially stand-alone, and they end with a perfect series ender. Chameleon Assassin I had initially avoided this series because I tend not to like a post-apocalypse setting. In this case the apocalypse in question (atomic wars leading to massive population loss and mutations) was so far in the past that society has more or less recovered and has now passed the pre-war tech levels. Our hero here, Libby, is the coolest kick-a** dame in fiction. An assassin and thief, among other things, who has two primary mutations: she’s a chameleon (she can look like anyone or pretty much blend into the background) plus a sort of electrokenisis, and a pretty fantastic set of physical skills (don’t mess with her in a fight) and computer hacking talents. Add in another perfect supporting cast and, well, just wow. I adored this series. Dark Streets This is the last of the series that I read, currently on book 2 (and ending with a perfectly good “Happily Enough For Now” though I’m drooling for the next book). It’s set in a world that’s very similar to that of The Telepathic Clans (though there are some differences - Washington DC is nuked in this one) but society is different as the Magi, who beat back (to a draw) the demons who invaded once rifts between worlds opened, now pretty much rule everything. Our lead here is another kick-a** dame, a police detective who is a magitek (a rare form of magic that enables one to do magic with machinery - including computers), potential heir to one of the Ten (the ten most powerful Magi clans who basically rule the world) but also the granddaughter of the man who accidentally opened the rifts and let all the monsters, demons and fantasy beings in. The perspective is very different, part gritty detective tale, part politics and warfare on the global scale, pure urban fantasy. Fantastic stuff, really. Border Patrol (in the Bellator collection) This was the only pure sci-fi story I’ve read by BR Kingsolver and was frustratingly perfect. Military sci-fi, the heroine here is the commander of an assault troop unit, it was an absolute total blast (and I’ve been reading this stuff since Robert A. Heinlein’s Starship Troopers was first published, so I should know). Perfect characters and storyline. The frustration is that while it ends in a very satisfying manner, I’m massively frustrated that this was only a short story. I’m truly hoping the author turns it into the first book in a new series. Frankly, I’m hoping that BR Kingsolver expands every series she’s written, even though most have ended with great HEAs. That’s the sign, I know, of works that are fantastic and easy to highly recommend.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Alexandria Woods

    Hold on Until the End *****Spoilers***** The ending was fantastic! The whole time Erin and crew were wandering around with the Knights and making plans, I was tense just waiting for something to go wrong and drastically interfere with their plans. I'm so glad for Oriel again in this book because his fae heritage proved incredibly useful. The cloaking spell Erin's doppelganger were key to the success of the mission to return the Heart to its well. Ian was a great addition and ally. I was surprised Hold on Until the End *****Spoilers***** The ending was fantastic! The whole time Erin and crew were wandering around with the Knights and making plans, I was tense just waiting for something to go wrong and drastically interfere with their plans. I'm so glad for Oriel again in this book because his fae heritage proved incredibly useful. The cloaking spell Erin's doppelganger were key to the success of the mission to return the Heart to its well. Ian was a great addition and ally. I was surprised at how easily he admitted he sought out the Scorpion following the implosion of the Illuminati and after hearing rumors of where she resided. His help and authority were certainly needed in finishing the mission successfully. I couldn't help but be a little mystified as to why Erin was able to accomplish so much within the Knights. Especially since she didn't disguise herself which I thought would be the first hiccup, when someone recognized her for who she was. But then when we learn the witches are really taking over behind the scenes, it makes more sense. Instead of a militaristic mindset with top strategists and generals, witches have the behind the scenes authority and thought that by churning the lines they put their enemies out of commission and were relatively safe from the heavy hitter magic users. One question I had though was why the Knight witches didn't peg Erin as a mage since I thought they could sense one another and what classification of supernatural each was. I also had to wonder at how Erin was brought into the confidence of the witches so easily and given access to the spell to activate and purify the Heart. I kept waiting on the deception but there was none with the ritual or cleansing spell. Being dutiful and saying the right things got Erin where she needed to get quickly. Again, maybe it's because the Knights weren't as battle minded with the witches at the helm and less inclined towards paranoia and suspicion. There was a bit of an ick factor when we find out Oriel had a one night stand with Jolene. Maybe it's just me but gross to being intimate with the guy who also did my friend. That Erin didn't know until after she was already with Oriel makes it better but still ewww when thinking about it. Oriel makes a statement that seems to indicate fae women are free to have many partners which isn't as true for the men. It was an interesting concept that didn't get enough attention in my opinion. Not that Erin seems to want to have multiple partners, just a different way to think about monogamy and sex. Erin accepted her role well and I knew from the last book that she would be the one entrusted with seeing the Heart returned. That she was okay with being a sacrifice and accepted the responsibility for the world, as well that her last thought was remorse in making William's daughter an orphan was both sad and admirable. Living on borrowed time as Erin believes she is coupled with her Illuminati training, it's no wonder she's no real concern for her value in life to people around her. It makes me doubly glad she found something that seems as if it will last with Oriel.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Fred Hewett

    Major turning point for series After dealing with remnants of the Illuminati for several books, and now the Knights Magica, I see this series taking a turn. Some see this book as the end of the series, but I see it as the end of this phase of Erin's life. Starting in book 1, Erin hid the truth about herself. But the truth has come out over five books, not to the whole world, but to her friends. She even learns something new about herself; it may not amount to anything, but we'll see. Now everyone Major turning point for series After dealing with remnants of the Illuminati for several books, and now the Knights Magica, I see this series taking a turn. Some see this book as the end of the series, but I see it as the end of this phase of Erin's life. Starting in book 1, Erin hid the truth about herself. But the truth has come out over five books, not to the whole world, but to her friends. She even learns something new about herself; it may not amount to anything, but we'll see. Now everyone accepts her, even those who know the whole truth. The events at the book's end may have changed her significantly and changed everyone's perception of her. There was a reminder of a dangling story thread from the beginning of the first book. The last mage Erin killed for the Illuminati had a daughter. I've always wondered about that daughter, whether said daughter would seek revenge one day. This book reminded readers of that little problem. To me, that hinted that Erin will be back for more books. Although I was very happy with this book, there was a big chunk of the book that was a real drag. I mean both that the story dragged a bit and that it was a downer. I can see that it was necessary to accomplish what needed to be accomplished, but I was anxious to get past it. I feel that I'd deduct half a star from my rating for that part of the book. There was also a little thing that I'm not sure how I feel about. In book 1, and maybe later books, Erin makes it clear that she's "slept with" (had sex with) many men and women, including her superiors in the Illuminati and people she wanted to either assassinate or blackmail. The issue comes up in this book. I won't say what she does or doesn't do, but it's now an issue because Erin has found love, so she feels different about sex with an enemy soldier. I can't help feeling that it's not Erin's new feelings, but the feelings of the readers that are the problem. The issue was bound to come up sometime, but I didn't quite like the way it was handled. Oh well, it led to the solution to another matter, and it may even come up later. Now on to book 6!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Bedazzling

    I almost gave it a one star. I was about to magic Oriel into reality and kill the mothereffer. Rip the entire world to shreds and cast it into the deepest darkest parts of hell. There is nothing I hate more than falling in love with a character for the entirety of a series only to watch helplessly at the sidelines when they died ‘for the greater good’. Thank all things holy this wasn’t such a case. I admit, this book wasn’t at all perfect. Heck I shouldn’t have liked this at all. The writing was I almost gave it a one star. I was about to magic Oriel into reality and kill the mothereffer. Rip the entire world to shreds and cast it into the deepest darkest parts of hell. There is nothing I hate more than falling in love with a character for the entirety of a series only to watch helplessly at the sidelines when they died ‘for the greater good’. Thank all things holy this wasn’t such a case. I admit, this book wasn’t at all perfect. Heck I shouldn’t have liked this at all. The writing wasn’t bad but it wasn’t engaging. Usually we the audience feel everything alongside our MC in a good book. It’s almost as if we and they are one and experiencing the world simultaneously through the same looking glass. This book however, it was more of a- how do i phrase it- we were viewing everything from far far away. Very detached. No connection whatsoever. My reading a grocery list would have more emotional cohesion than this book. Despite all this this series had me snared from the start. If it were a trap I’d fall hook line and sinker, regardless the utter idiocy of it. It’s like one of those bad pick up lines. You know it’s bad. You know it’s overused. You know you shouldn’t but you crack up anyway. In reality, this series should be a 2-3 star read. But heck Ill give it ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ because. Whew. I wouldn’t recommend this to any die hard book worms unless you have an open mind and a certain outlook on life. Newbies though, I guess it doesn’t hurt to read this. There’s others that are helluva lot better but still. Entertaining.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Chrissy

    So Sad To Say Goodbye to Erin and Rosie O’Grady’s I’m sorry to say that this is the last book in a really wonderful series. B R Kingsolver is an incredibly talented author and the characters are always second to none. I dove into this book with unmitigated joy and was smiling as I turned the last page, until I remembered it was over and felt a twinge of sadness. The good things about books however, is that they can be re-read. Something tells me this series is one that will be re-read over and ov So Sad To Say Goodbye to Erin and Rosie O’Grady’s I’m sorry to say that this is the last book in a really wonderful series. B R Kingsolver is an incredibly talented author and the characters are always second to none. I dove into this book with unmitigated joy and was smiling as I turned the last page, until I remembered it was over and felt a twinge of sadness. The good things about books however, is that they can be re-read. Something tells me this series is one that will be re-read over and over again. In this book we see Erin trying to recover from the imprisonment and torture by the Knights Magica for a month. She has scars that may never heal and she is wasted away. She’s even scared to see Oriel, her half-fae lover, because of the trauma she underwent. Fighting her way back to strength, both mental and physical takes it’s time and whilst that is going on the Knights Magica start to unveil their plan by quickly installing their people all over the world. They try to reveal the Shadowed World to humans, in order to stage a magical coup on a world wide scale. I really enjoyed seeing Erin start to understand that she was valued for herself rather than just her skills by her friends, and that she has more friends than she understands. She is also widely respected in Westport and increasingly relied on, for not only her skills and knowledge but for the way that she views the world and is able to draw interesting conclusions before most people. Erin is put through the wringer in this book, but she has support like she has never experienced before. She is part of a team and is learning to train others and perform in a leadership role, though she still feels happier taking orders. I also liked seeing her relationship with Oriel develop, despite all their ups and downs, though she does have to be understanding of his fae nature more often than not. This book is filled with action and adventure, with politics and military action going hand in hand. It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through and I was sad to say goodbye to all the characters and the wonderful world of Westport. Sad though I am to say goodbye, at least Erin will be waiting next time I want to visit!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    B.R. Kingsolver's final book of her Rosie O'Grady's Paranormal Bar and Grill series finished the saga of mage Erin in fine form. Knights Magica unfolded more like a Robert Ludlum or Tom Clancy tale of secret resistance and a dangerous, highly coordinated assault on a seemingly invincible enemy. Erin, her half-Fae lover, and her human and not-so-human friends relied heavily on their paranormal abilities and battle skills in their attempt to recover the ancient Heart relic stolen by the Knights Ma B.R. Kingsolver's final book of her Rosie O'Grady's Paranormal Bar and Grill series finished the saga of mage Erin in fine form. Knights Magica unfolded more like a Robert Ludlum or Tom Clancy tale of secret resistance and a dangerous, highly coordinated assault on a seemingly invincible enemy. Erin, her half-Fae lover, and her human and not-so-human friends relied heavily on their paranormal abilities and battle skills in their attempt to recover the ancient Heart relic stolen by the Knights Magica. It was their last stand to protect the rest of the world from fanaticism and destruction, and the whole campaign was an entertaining mix of strategy, magic, and courage. The denouement was near tragic but not surprising, at least to me. Still, it was altogether satisfying in the end. I have truly enjoyed the unfolding of the story of Erin and the fabulous characters of Rosie O'Grady's bar and grill. Each book was a little better than the previous one, a pleasurable overall read.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Tracy Kaufman

    How do I count the ways why I love this series? I was a tiny little disappointed with how the 4th book Well of Magic ended. It had a little cliff hanger. No, nothing to get my panties in a twist over; but still. This 5th book Knights Magica just cemented what an awesome series this is. There is not a character I do not find interesting. The main character is finding her way to redemption; though when you are raised, and brain washed by a cult you get a little lee way for making bad decisions. Th How do I count the ways why I love this series? I was a tiny little disappointed with how the 4th book Well of Magic ended. It had a little cliff hanger. No, nothing to get my panties in a twist over; but still. This 5th book Knights Magica just cemented what an awesome series this is. There is not a character I do not find interesting. The main character is finding her way to redemption; though when you are raised, and brain washed by a cult you get a little lee way for making bad decisions. The whole series is fast moving, world building is wonderful. I am an action kind of girl and there is a ton of it. I especially love how the author does not go into lengthy details when it comes to the love scene. They are there; but this is a character driven book with lots going on to keep me wanting more. So please now that I have finished the newly released book, I so hope you are hard at work on #6.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Patrick

    Outstanding This was a great book but it might be the end of Rosie's series. I hope not. She writes really tense personal combat and then moves on with the emotion, physical aftermath and the next brutal thing, like a champ. She does that throughout the series and in her other series. She has first rate characters, a nicely built up reality and real world interactions. This series occupies the same universe as her Succubus series, I think. If this is the first book that you read in the series, st Outstanding This was a great book but it might be the end of Rosie's series. I hope not. She writes really tense personal combat and then moves on with the emotion, physical aftermath and the next brutal thing, like a champ. She does that throughout the series and in her other series. She has first rate characters, a nicely built up reality and real world interactions. This series occupies the same universe as her Succubus series, I think. If this is the first book that you read in the series, stop immediately and go back to the first. You could actually read this as a standalone but if you start at the beginning of the series, you'll not be sorry. She even ties the series (origins) timeline into the Storrega landslide that sank the last of Doggerland (the huge land connection to Britain. It's still not understood what caused it. I'm going to look at her other series and hope that there's more to come in this one.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Marsha

    In all honesty,”Knights Magica” is my least favorite of all the Rosie O’Grady Paranormal Bar and Grill series. It pains me to write this review because I have enjoyed this series so much in the past. However, the truth is this book has so many delays in the plot that even Stevie Wonder could see that the author was stalling because she didn’t have anything substantial to write. The previous books had plenty of action and fun moments but I was more than 70% through the book before I didn’t want t In all honesty,”Knights Magica” is my least favorite of all the Rosie O’Grady Paranormal Bar and Grill series. It pains me to write this review because I have enjoyed this series so much in the past. However, the truth is this book has so many delays in the plot that even Stevie Wonder could see that the author was stalling because she didn’t have anything substantial to write. The previous books had plenty of action and fun moments but I was more than 70% through the book before I didn’t want to throw the book against the wall. The action was lacking and so was the fun. Why do some authors do this? I guess to sell more books but it would have been much more ethical to edit out all of the stalling and combine this book with another. The books are less than 300 pages so why torture us with 200 unnecessary ones? My hope is that if this series continues the author will put things to right in the next installment. Otherwise I might have to move on to something else.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Mary Heron

    Rosie goes.out with a bang. I have heard that this is the last book in the series and if so what an ending. There is.so much action we lurch from one situation to another as the Knights Magica work hard to establish a stranglehold on all supernaturals anywhere in the world. But resistance is growing and Erin is.heavily involved in helping fight against the Knights. Then the worst news, some of the Fae.are infiltrating the Knights Order they have their own plans to.destabilise the Knights swoop in Rosie goes.out with a bang. I have heard that this is the last book in the series and if so what an ending. There is.so much action we lurch from one situation to another as the Knights Magica work hard to establish a stranglehold on all supernaturals anywhere in the world. But resistance is growing and Erin is.heavily involved in helping fight against the Knights. Then the worst news, some of the Fae.are infiltrating the Knights Order they have their own plans to.destabilise the Knights swoop in and take over themselves. It's a case of choose which is the lesser of two.evils, but the resistance.come.uo.with a.plan that really doesn't have any chance of working but its.All they've got, and Erin is.essential to.it. If this is the end.its.a.great.end.to the series but I do hope.we.get.to.visit.with Erin again one day.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Aaron Floyed

    Book 5 kicks it up a notch I thought book 4 was good, book 5 is better. We see more awesomeness from Erin and her friends as she travels to DC and then onto other parts of the world. Her character is still flawed, but that's what makes this series so great. A story of hopeful reception by the main character. We find out a little more about Erin and her family history, her relationships with some characters evolve and a few new ones pop up. It's great to see a series where the main character is pr Book 5 kicks it up a notch I thought book 4 was good, book 5 is better. We see more awesomeness from Erin and her friends as she travels to DC and then onto other parts of the world. Her character is still flawed, but that's what makes this series so great. A story of hopeful reception by the main character. We find out a little more about Erin and her family history, her relationships with some characters evolve and a few new ones pop up. It's great to see a series where the main character is pretty damn powerful, but at the same time is flawed. Too other they are over powered and everything is trivial to them. Not the case with this series, yeah she wins the day, but often at a personal cost. Hopefully there us more to come from Erin as this is a very enjoyable series

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