A Mage's Power (The Inquisition Trilogy #1) by Casey Wolfe

Our reviewer, Janet, was given an arc copy of A Mage's Power and shares her thoughts.

From the blurb:

Built on the bones of an ancient city, modern-day Everstrand is where master mage, Rowan, has set up
his enchantment shop. When not hanging out with his werewolf best friend, Caleb, or studying, he dabbles in herbology and the controversial practice of blood magic. A prodigy who has already earned two masters, Rowan’s bound and determined to reach the distinction of grandmaster, a mage who obtains a masters in all five Schools of Magic.

Shaw works for the Inquisition, the organization charged with policing the magical races collectively known as magicae. Recently, it has come under scrutiny as magicae begin to disappear and reports of violence increase. With secrets of his own on the line, Shaw is willing to risk everything to find out just what is going on behind all the locked doors.

When Rowan and Shaw are entangled in each other’s worlds, it becomes evident that their hearts are as much at risk as their lives. They must find the truth and stop a conspiracy before it’s too late. 

Janet's Review:

A Mage's Power is the first in The Inquisition Trilogy. The beginning of the story was a bit of a struggle to get through, but I stuck with it and I’m really glad I did. 

There was a weird mix of modern tech mixed into a UF and magic setting. Something about it struck me odd. The characters were likable and kept my interest. Rowan and Shaw came together romantically fast, almost an insta-love connection. I loved Rowan’s best friend, Caleb. I loved the way they communicated! I loved the way that Caleb’s pack folded Shaw into it. 

There is some really great action that kept me on the edge of my seat. The world building is fantastic! Overall, a great read that kept me engaged. 

Rating: 4 Stars

A Mage's Power is available to buy as an ebook, paperback and is in audio format.