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Magic Without Mercy
by Devon Monk
Roc, $7.99, 344pp
Release Date: April 3, 2012

This is the eighth novel in the Allie Beckstrom series.

Magic has been poisoned at the wells and Allie's father may have left the only cure in the hands of a madman. Hunted by the Authority and wanted by the police and unable to use magic, she must find a way to prevent the plague from wiping out Portland and the world as spread by the veiled dead.

When a death-magic user seeks to destroy the antidote and take control of all magic, Allie and her friends must stand and fight to defend the innocent and magic.

Once you start this series, you want them all. Character development is superb, the action, [and romance] is almost overwhelming. The whole is addictive in pacing and plot. This is another gotta-have-it, but save time because you won't want to put it down. Enjoy. ~~ Pam Allan

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