"An engaging romantic fantasy filled with action and suspense"
On the Balance, though lifemates living together for the
past couple of months, Diana and Win are still going down
opposite paths. Diana the Adept, skilled in numerous
Magick, detests the Goddess; Win the Mage is a dedicated
servant to the Goddess. United in sharing their magical
power makes them quite a force, but their dichotomous
beliefs keep them from being all they can be.
Diana dreams of a female apprentice kidnapped from the
Ocean Magick Balance Stronghold. She and Win journey there
only to learn that the stronghold's guardian has lost his
magical powers. Win serves as the temporary guardian, but
because Diana has not dedicated herself to the Goddess, she
cannot serve as his Priestess. As Diana further envisions
an abused victim and meets family members for the first
time, she begins to better understand her unhappy
childhood. Meanwhile her skills expand way beyond the
norm, but will she dedicate herself to the Goddess like her
lifemate has or remain bitter and angry, or is there some
other destiny awaiting her?
MORE THAN MAGICK returns readers to the Balance (see
MAGICK) with its an engaging romantic fantasy filled with
action and suspense, but owned by Diana. As she matures
(in a coming of age sort of way), the lead character
struggles with her beliefs vs. that of her lifemate. This
enables the audience to better comprehend what motivates
the Adept and indirectly Win, as the world of the Balance
becomes a genuine feeling locale, filled with Magick and
more. This didactic romantic fantasy leaves readers with a
deep desire to see more winning adventures from that adept
mage Mary Taffs.
© Harriet Klausner
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 10, 2003
Diana can't forgive Goddess; Win can't forget that Diana's
an Adept. When evil threatens the Balance, will the
lifemates need more than magick?
More Than Magick is the stand-alone sequel to EPPIE2003
Finalist Magick. The highly-acclaimed fantasy romance
Magick follows Diana into the world of the Balance, where
magick is used to uphold good in the service of Goddess.
There Diana learns she has previously-unsuspected magickal
ability, and that Win, the Mage who's been protecting her,
is her lifemate, the other half of her soul.
More Than Magick continues Diana's journey. She and Win are
now lifemates, but the Balance is still a puzzling and
disturbing world to her. Will she ever truly fit in? Does
she even want to?
Meanwhile, Win has challenges of his own. The job of his
dreams is now his, and he must learn to deal with a whole
new set of responsibilities while his Stronghold is in
danger. A Guardian has lost his magick and a young woman
has been kidnapped. Are these events related, and what is
Win and Diana must find these answers. They also must
discover the incredible power of their lifemate bond.