Kirsten Reviews: All Spell Breaks Loose by Lisa Shearin

, by Kt Clapsadl

All Spell Breaks Loose by Lisa Shearin
Raine Benares #6


My name is Raine Benares—and it sucks to be me. The Saghred, a soul-stealing stone that has given me unlimited power, has been stolen by a goblin prince, and with it went my magic. The Saghred is in the goblin capital of Regor, in the hands of Sarad Nukpana, who’s on the verge of becoming the most powerful mage ever...just as soon as I’m dead.

Because Sarad can’t use the stone while I’m alive. Incentive enough to plan a little trip to Regor with a small band of good friends, not-so-good friends, and outright enemies. All we need to do is destroy the Saghred, kill Sarad, and put a renegade prince on the throne. Did I mention I’ll be doing this without magic?



Raine Benares, the heroine of Lisa Shearin's 'All Spell Breaks Loose' is having a tough time of it. First she found a soul-stealing stone called the Saghred, which on the upside, gave her unlimited power. The problem is, she never wanted it. For most people, losing something that you didn't want in the first place wouldn't be so bad, but when a goblin dark mage is the new owner of such power, things are probably not going to be all that pleasant. Especially when that mage has the predictable goals of wanting to kill Raine, and conquer the world.

So, there's nothing else for Raine to do but pack up and head to the goblin capital with some friends, and maybe somebody who falls into the category of 'enemy.' But, a woman does what she has to when there's so much to lose.

The catch is that in order to accomplish her admittedly lofty goals of killing the mage, destroying the Saghred, and installing a goblin prince on the throne, Raine has to find a way to do that without any magic.

Now here's where it gets a little tricky.

The sixth book in this popular series is, like all the others in that its heroine protects her friends, gets into trouble, or it has a way of finding her, and the action never lets up.

In fine form, Shearin allows each character has their own moment to shine, and without spoiling any of the plot, readers will be engaged and worried for the well-being of Raine, Valerius, Talon, Piaris, Tam, and Mychael as the stakes get higher and they are put at a huge disadvantage.

This book brings the series to a strong conclusion, and any lingering questions or threads from the rest of the series are handled well and it's safe to say that readers will be pleased with the end of this story, even if they will miss the adventures of Raine and her friends.

(Received a copy from the publisher)

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  3. The Trouble with Demons
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