Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Magick by Trish Milburn
But is she a White Witch or a Dark Witch? In a war for control of the witch world, the answer will save - or doom - everyone she loves.
In White Witch, Jax gained friends she'd die for and a staggering power that threatens them all.
In Bane, Jax did the unthinkable and killed a supernatural hunter to protect her friends. She found herself lost in darkness and prisoner to the Bane, a secret society of witches sworn to prevent the use of the dark magic.
Now, in Magick, the powers of Jax and her friend Egan have been magically bound by the Bane. She must convince the Bane she can learn to control her power and become a White Witch in truth. She's their only hope now that the dark covens have called a Conclave with one purpose - to kill this generation's White Witch and anyone who has ever stood with her. If Jax can't amass an army of her own, rebuild the trust of her friends and boyfriend, and find the White Witch's elusive weapon against the dark, it may be too late.
Reviews of White Witch and Bane, the first two books in this series.
This book starts with Jax waking up chained to a chair, put there by the Bane after her dark magic took over. Determined to prove herself, she focuses all her energy into trying to harness her white witch powers and help end the dark covens forever. Along the way, new bonds are formed and Jax finds out some interesting and possibly life altering facts about herself and her new powers. All this leads up to the ultimate blow-out fight between white and dark witches.
I didn't realise this was the last book ... this saddens me 'cos I was really liking Jax and Egan. My annoyance at Jax in the last book wasn't an issue in this one, she's not as "me, me, me" as she was in Bane. She's a bit too angsty at the beginning for my liking but with good reason - she did kill a man!
She has to learn to cope with her dark magic to get her white magic under control, all while winning back Toni and Keller's trust and also gaining the Bane's trust as an ally against the dark covens. Egan and Jax manage to find other coven defectors that will help them and Jax gains an exceptionally helpful power thanks to the Bane's original ancestor.
As I said, I'm quite sad to see this series end. I'd definitely recommend the trilogy to anyone, all three books are very light quick reads so don't worry about starting another new series, it won't take long.
Book Depository: Magick
Amazon UK: Magick