Fate Forged (Bound Magic, #1)
Maeve O’Neill grew a hard shell while growing up on the streets of Boston. Just as she’s on the cusp of getting her life on a better track, she starts having agonizing visions of torture. Desperate to rid her mind of the awful scenes, she follows her visions to the scene of a murder. Instead of answers, she gets an unexpected gift from the victim: Magic.Maeve’s newfound abilities soon make her the target of two powerful and dangerous groups, the Council and the Brotherhood, both of which will stop at nothing to gain the magic locked inside her. In an attempt to stay alive, Maeve strikes a deal with the Council’s disillusioned enforcer, Silas Valeron. His motives are suspect, and his arrogance is frustrating, but his plan might work.With more visions sending Maeve deep into a world of magic with enemies all around her, she must learn to control her powers long enough to get rid of them. If she can’t, all of Earth’s magic could fall into the wrong hands.

Fate Forged (Bound Magic, #1) Details

TitleFate Forged (Bound Magic, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 18th, 2018
PublisherRed Adept Publishing, LLC
Rating
GenreFantasy, Paranormal

Fate Forged (Bound Magic, #1) Review

  • Felicia Grossman
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book as an ARC and boy am I so happy I got to read it! It completely captured me. I really it in less than a day because I had to unravel all the mysteries: Maeve's identity, her past and her abilities as well as what was happening in the magical realm. The characters were all complex and well-drawn. The world building was excellent, clear but not so much that one got completely bogged down with the details. The magical elements felt really natural and made consistent sense. It w I received this book as an ARC and boy am I so happy I got to read it! It completely captured me. I really it in less than a day because I had to unravel all the mysteries: Maeve's identity, her past and her abilities as well as what was happening in the magical realm. The characters were all complex and well-drawn. The world building was excellent, clear but not so much that one got completely bogged down with the details. The magical elements felt really natural and made consistent sense. It was all very well down.What I really appreciated, however, was how the author created a world with no easy answers. Everything has a cost. That emotional realism really kept me on the edge of my seat. I felt Maeve's predicaments and murky her choices became. I'm so excited to read what comes next.
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  • Michelle Shemon
    January 1, 1970
    Fate Forged Bound Magic Series: Book OneB.P. DoniganI just loved this one. Maeve is a great character. Her introduction to magic was unreal for her. Now she has no choice, and must do the best she can. I love how she interacts with Silas. That is of course a story in itself. Amazing story!!
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  • Suanne
    January 1, 1970
    A woman named Mauve is the protagonist of Fate Forged. Once a homeless teen, she has pieced together a new life by working hard under-the-table at restaurants and volunteering at the homeless shelter that took her in. When nightmares of torture take over her dreams, she loses sleep because of them, then starts to miss shifts at work. Her life begins to fall apart; she’s no longer sure she made enough that month to make her rent. Her life undergoes a quantum shift when, desperate to get rid of th A woman named Mauve is the protagonist of Fate Forged. Once a homeless teen, she has pieced together a new life by working hard under-the-table at restaurants and volunteering at the homeless shelter that took her in. When nightmares of torture take over her dreams, she loses sleep because of them, then starts to miss shifts at work. Her life begins to fall apart; she’s no longer sure she made enough that month to make her rent. Her life undergoes a quantum shift when, desperate to get rid of the horrific scenes, she follows these visions to a fortune cookie factory in Boston, the scene of the torture she’d dreamt about which ended in the death of the victim. Instead of answers, she discovers she has previously unknown magical abilities, but in wholly unable to control her magic. Her magic soon makes her the target of two powerful groups of magical beings, the Council and the Brotherhood, both of which want access to the magic locked inside Maeve. She strikes a deal with the Council’s Guardian, Silas Valeron. She is suspicious of his motives, finds his arrogance is frustrating, but is drawn to him sexually. More visions send her deeper into the world of magic. She must learn to control her power, or the magic that ties all life forms to the Earth itself, could fall into evil hands.The writing flowed well and had few grammatical errors. What bothered me were multiple instances where a paragraph combined two characters’ actions/thoughts/dialogue. For example, Silas has a line of dialogue followed by Maeve’s internal response to that dialogue. I was pulled out of the story momentarily trying to re-orient myself.Overall, an interesting premise with a page-turning plot with multiple twists, superb world-building, an compelling protagonist who often acts in her own best interest because she’s a bit of a smart aleck, and a love interest who is as emotionally tormented as the protagonist all make this a good read.
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  • Nicole Bross
    January 1, 1970
    Fate Forged is a fun, fast-paced urban fantasy set on Earth and the magical realm of Aeterna, where a shortage of magic sets some of its people looking to Earth to supply the deficit. When Maeve, an orphan from Earth, suddenly finds herself bestowed with magical abilities, she must unravel her past and protect herself from those who would take it from her. B.P. Donigan has crafted a complex, compelling character in Maeve, who can take care of her own damn self and doesn't need to wait around for Fate Forged is a fun, fast-paced urban fantasy set on Earth and the magical realm of Aeterna, where a shortage of magic sets some of its people looking to Earth to supply the deficit. When Maeve, an orphan from Earth, suddenly finds herself bestowed with magical abilities, she must unravel her past and protect herself from those who would take it from her. B.P. Donigan has crafted a complex, compelling character in Maeve, who can take care of her own damn self and doesn't need to wait around for someone to save her. Her biting sarcasm had me smiling all the way through the book. I enjoyed reading this debut and look forward to the next book in the series.
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  • Philleys Peters
    January 1, 1970
    Maeve has been having nightmares, visions of a violent death that send her out questing for answers. Only to fall prey to an attack where she exhibits amazing powers and then she is taken into protective custody by a supernatural warrior. Suspense, intrigue, even romance and a deathly stalker follow her wherever she goes. And the answers she seeks are a lifechanging force that will affect one and all! Just a little warning. This book sadly ends in a cliffhanger.I received a free copy of this boo Maeve has been having nightmares, visions of a violent death that send her out questing for answers. Only to fall prey to an attack where she exhibits amazing powers and then she is taken into protective custody by a supernatural warrior. Suspense, intrigue, even romance and a deathly stalker follow her wherever she goes. And the answers she seeks are a lifechanging force that will affect one and all! Just a little warning. This book sadly ends in a cliffhanger.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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  • Scarolet Ellis
    January 1, 1970
    Fate Forged (Bound Magic Series: Book One) by B.P. Donigan is a wonderful story to read. This is a wonderful story by a brand new author I have never read before this story. I loved reading this wonderful story it have strong wonderful characters and a wonderful story line. I highly recommend this story to everyone .I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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  • B.P. Donigan
    January 1, 1970
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