Review: Mage Assassins & Other Misfits by Annette Marie and Rob Jacobsen

Posted June 7, 2024 by Lola in Fantasy, Review / 0 Comments

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Mage Assassins & Other MisfitsMage Assassins & Other Misfits (The Guild Codex: Warped #5)
by Annette Marie and Rob Jacobsen

My Rating: 4 stars

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Age Category: Adult
Type of romance: m/f

The weirdness level of my life has reached an all-time high. Which is saying something, considering I started out as a psychic conman and somehow ended up as a MagiPol agent. And not just any agent. Lately, I’ve been Captain Blythe’s right-hand man and most trusted confidant.

Yeah, I know. Super weird.

It’s also kind of awkward because, unbeknownst to her, I’ve also teamed up with her most loathed nemesis, Darius King, guild master of the Crow and Hammer and the number one guy on the Consilium’s “To Be Eliminated” list.

Oh, and the Consilium? It’s just a secret organization embedded deep in the upper echelons of the MPD that’s using its nefarious influence to take over the world. Or destroy it. We’re still figuring that part out.

“We” being me and Blythe. And me and Darius. But not Blythe and Darius. Like I said, it’s awkward.

Unfortunately, the Consilium knows we’re on to them. Their plans are already in motion, and if we don’t find a way to stop them, the mythic world will change for the worse—and there’ll be no going back.

My Review

I received a free copy from the authors and voluntarily reviewed it.

I really like The Guild Codex: Warped series and was excited to get my hands on a copy of this latest book. It had been a while since I read the previous book so I did struggle a bit remembering what exactly was going on with the Consilium, who they were and why Kit is after them. Luckily that didn’t diminish my enjoyment much and I was swiftly pulled into the story. And the further I got the more reminders there were about the Consilium which helped.

This was a great read, I really enjoyed it. There’s plenty of action and Kit being awesome and using his powers. There’s this big thing going on with the Consilium and their plans and Kit and the others are trying to stop them. The ending has some important scenes and the way things end makes me look forward to the next book.

I really like Kit as main character and it was so fun to follow him again in this book. I like reading about his psycho warp powers, which become even more awesome with every book. I like his point of view on the things and the way he handles everything. There’s a bit of romance progressing with Lienna as well which was nice to see. Lienna is absent in the part of the book and I was glad when she was back again as I like reading about them together. This book also has more about Darius, the GM of the Crow and Hammer, as well as his past and how that intersects with the current events. I have to admit I would rather read about Kit and Lienna, but I was happy to find out what was the deal between Darius and Blythe and what caused her to dislike him so much.

To summarize: I had a great time reading this book. There’s plenty of action and Kit using his awesome psycho warp powers that become more awesome and powerful in every book. While I struggled a bit remembering what was going on with the Consilium as it had been a while since the last book, I was quickly pulled in the plot, and the further I got the more details about the Consilium got mentioned. I like reading about Kit and also was happy to see some romance progression with Lienna in this book. The ending left me excited for the next book!

4 Stars


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