"once you start reading, you won't be able to stop"

Allie Beckstrom has just buried her father for the second time and this time she is pretty sure he is dead. That is until she starts hearing him in her head. Seeing as how she didn't really get on with her father when he was alive, Allie isn't over the moon about him living inside of her. How he managed to get into her mind is something she doesn't understand, but she is keen to find out so she can get rid of her unwanted guest.

Being a Hound isn't easy, but Allie is using her gift to track down the bad guys. However, the use of magic has taken its toll on her and there is also a bad side effect, memory loss. So with the help of the Authority, Allie is trying to find out more about her powers and how to control them. All she needs is some time away from the job so she can concentrate. Unfortunately that isn't going to happen that easily.

Book three in the Allie Beckstrom series is just as delicious as the previous two books. The story is coming along well and the originality that I loved so much about this series isn't fading at all. If anything, this series is becoming more and more unique as it goes along.

Action packed and full of magic, this series is really starting to hit the Kim Harrison and Kelley Armstrong level. Deep, dark and addictive! And with a great leading lady this series really does have everything. The Urban Paranormal Fantasy genre has so many newbies popping up all over the place, but this is one that really does deserve the time of day and night. If you are anything like me, once you start reading, you won't be able to stop.

Give Devon Monk a chance and try the Allie Beckstrom series. You will not be disappointed but make sure you start at the beginning. Final thought about this book? I, so, want a gargoyle too!

Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted December 13, 2009


Allison Beckstrom's magic has taken its toll on her, physically marking her and erasing her memories-including those of the man she supposedly loves. But lost memories aren't the only things preying on Allie's thoughts.

Her late father, the prominent businessman-and sorcerer-Daniel Beckstrom, has somehow channeled himself into her very mind. With the help of The Authority, a secret organization of magic users, she hopes to gain better control over her own abilities-and find a way to deal with her father...

Genre: Urban Fantasy


Magic in the Shadows
(Allie Beckstrom: Book 3)
by Devon Monk

November 1, 2009
Available: November 3, 2009
ISBN #0451462874
EAN #9780451462879
368 pages
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Other Books by
Devon Monk

Magic on the Line
Dead Iron
Magic on the Hunt
Magic at the Gate
Magic on the Storm
Magic In the Blood
Magic to the Bone

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