"Will appeal to fantasy, romance and mystery fans"

In Portland, Oregon, powerful witch Paige Winterbourne splits from her mother's ultraconservative American Coven of Witches following her matriarch's death. Feeling the group is to self centered to understand society as a whole, she begins to form a new coven.

Meanwhile, someone is killing the teenage offspring of the Cortez Cabal. Leader Benicio Cortez is concerned and his own law enforcement team has not been able to stop the serial killer, always arriving just too late in spite of modern technology enhanced by paranormal powers. He asks his son and cabal heir Lucas and the lad's girlfriend Paige to stop a murderer before others innocents die.

The latest Underworld tale is a superb horror fantasy that hooks the audience the moment a beleaguered teen makes the cell phone call in an Atlanta park until the final confrontation with a supernatural serial slayer. The story line moves quickly, but what makes the tale so good just like its predecessors like DIME STORE MAGIC is that the paranormal seems so normal, a way of life. Paige is a terrific heroine and Lucas is a perfect partner for her in many ways; together they make a dream team that the audience will appreciate as they face off against an evil doer.

Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted October 1, 2004

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 22, 2006


In the aftermath of her mother's murder, Paige broke with the elite, ultraconservative American Coven of Witches. Now her goal is to start a new Coven for a new generation. But while Paige pitches her vision to uptight thirty-something witches in business suits, a more urgent matter commands her attention.

Someone is murdering the teenage offspring of the underworld's most influential Cabals a circle of families that makes the mob look like amateurs. And none is more powerful than the Cortez Cabal, a faction Paige is intimately acquainted with. Lucas Cortez, the rebel son and unwilling heir, is none other than her boyfriend. But love isn't blind, and Paige has her eyes wide open as she is drawn into a hunt for an unnatural-born killer. Pitted against shamans, demons, and goons, it's a battle chilling enough to make a wild young woman grow up in a hurry. If she gets the chance.

Genre: Urban Fantasy


Industrial Magic
(Otherworld: Book 4)
by Kelley Armstrong

Bantam (Spectra)
October 1, 2004
Available: October 26, 2004
ISBN #0553587072
EAN #9780553587074
414 pages
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Other Books by
Kelley Armstrong

Spell Bound
The Gathering
Counterfeit Magic
Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead
Kisses from Hell
Waking the Witch
The Reckoning
Tales of the Otherworld
The Reckoning
The Eternal Kiss: 12 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire
The Awakening
A Fantasy Medley
Made to Be Broken
Men of the Otherworld
Living with the Dead
Blood Lite
The Summoning
Personal Demon
My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon
Many Bloody Returns
No Humans Involved
Dates From Hell
Dime Store Magic

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