Monday, February 29, 2016

Blog Tour Review: The Morrigna

Title - The Morrigna
Author - Rachel Rawlings
Series - Maurin Kincaide #1
Genre - Urban Fantasy
Published - July 1st 2010
Format - Kindle

I'm Maurin Kincaide, a psychometric, and until a few days ago I was working for Salem's Preternatural Task Force as an interrogator. I cracked more cold cases and got more confessions than anyone else in the department. Of course that was before I traded in my badge for an ancient Celtic sword. Now, I'm the Special Liaison for the Council, the governing body of the Others, and I take my orders from witches, werewolves and vampires. 

I didn't just make a career change though. I'm not the same person I was before. I'm stronger, I can heal from wounds that would kill a normal person. I'm developing latent psychic skills at a breakneck speed. Oh yeah, and it would seem that a Pagan goddess has taken permanent residence in my body and mind. Crazy thing is, I'm starting to feel normal, like this is who I'm supposed to be. 

Of course, there are those who don't agree. Morrigan and her sisters for example. Actually, I'm pretty sure they'd like nothing more than to see me dead. And if I can't stop them and the demons they've raised, they just might get their wish.

I received The Morrigna in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by Bewitching Book Tours. Maurin is human with the ability to see inside someone’s thoughts so working for the Preternatural Task Force as an interrogator works. Life is simple until she’s sucked into a supernatural battle between the Council and the triad. It’s her psychic abilities that have put her on the radar to the council hoping that she has what it takes to help them defeat Morrigna.

 However being a human doesn’t help her when it comes to fighting the battle and it’s a good thing she’s not just a human after all but connected to a powerful goddess. Forced into the role as executioner and imbued with powers from the goddess Maurin will have to face off against the triad. Thankfully she won’t have to do it alone the council run by vampires, werewolves and witches will be there to back her up. Hopefully they will have what it takes to save her friends and defeat Morrigna before it’s too late.

I like Maurin she’s an interesting character who accepts her role as the executioner much better than I would have expected. Being dragged into a supernatural war against demons and gods where she has the powers of a goddess to protect her. I admit I wasn’t sure about the connection to Oberon since it felt a little insta love but it seems to work as the book progresses besides it’s not like he’s a demon or fallen angel. I’m curious to see how their relationship will play out in future book.

I’ve had this one on my kindle for a while but never seemed to get around to it till I saw the tour invite and just knew it was the time to check it out. I’m glad I did because Maurin lives in my favorite kind of a world where humans live among the supernatural even down the street from the vampires. The concept while not new, is unique and exciting with an all-out war of good vs evil protecting the unsuspecting humans. The Morrigna is a fast paced action packed story that keeps you on the edge of your seat till the very last page. I had a hard time putting it down and ended up staying late to finish because I had to know how it would all play out. The Morrigna is a perfect blended mystery that is filled with twists and turns as well as just enough romance. I really enjoyed the authors writing style the story flows smoothly from start to finish. Looking forward to starting the next book in the series.

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