A Void of Magic eBook
A Void of Magic eBook
They trusted her to keep the peace between the paranorms. They made a mistake.
Kennedy escaped the family business when she turned eighteen. Now, an ill-timed vacation pulls her back to The Rain Hotel, the only known null zone on the planet. It’s a place where vampires can see the sun rise and werewolves can avoid the lure of the full moon. And it would be the perfect place for a paranormal wedding…if the bride wasn’t the local alpha’s daughter and the groom the scion of a vicious master vampire.
With a sexy werewolf determined to sabotage the wedding and dark forces threatening The Rain, Kennedy’s life is thrown out of balance when she’s forced to confront a past she swore to avoid. Ultimately she must choose: will she maintain the stability of the supernatural world…or will she destroy it.
A Void of Magic is the first book in Sandy Williams’ new Kennedy Rain series. Kennedy’s parents own and run a hotel called “The Rain,” which provides safe haven for “paranorms” such as vampires and werewolves. Once on the grounds of the hotel, a paranorm cannot use supernatural abilities and loses typical constraints. Kennedy has worked for years to distance herself from The Rain, but when her parents unexpectedly leave town, Kennedy must step up and solve the ever-increasing problems and conflicts between supernatural paranorms. This fast-paced fantasy novel combines the expected vampires and werewolves with unique and thought-provoking supernatural concepts and entities. The result is a story that I could not put down until the very last page – in fact, I could barely wait until the next book in the series was released!
What an amazing start to a new series, I was hooked from page one right to the end. This book was full of action, attraction, mystery, magic, vampires and werewolves.
The characters jumped off the page for me and by the end of the book I felt like some were already friends and others were well on their way to being so too, I am so excited about book two and already read the excerpt at the end of this book.
Kennedy Rain has grown up knowing about vampires, werewolves, fae, elementals, witches all her life. Her parents own and run the 'Rain', a hotel/resort especially for paranorms, a refuge for werewolfs who are struggling with moon blindness and vampires struggling with immortally.
At the Rain vampires can walk in the sun, watch the sunrise and werewolves don't feel the pull of the moon. The Rain was made a Null space many years ago by a full covern witches and the strongest leaders of the paranorms, its to help keep peace between the wolves and vampires who hate each other and all other paranorms.
Kennedy once loved the idea of the Rain, as a refuge, but when she helped some unauthorised paranorms the staff and community turned their backs on her and she felt betrayed.
Since then she has stayed away from the Rain trying to have a normal life, uni, a flat, friends but when her parents go away on holiday she is called in to cover as there has to be a Rain in charge to keep balance.
Things start going wrong fast, first her old nemesis from school turns up wanting to book her wedding, she's the alphas daughter and she wants to marry the second in charge of the vampires. Kennedy explains that this will start a war...but Nora won't be deterred.
Then things start getting really bad, there are attacks and weird things happening and Kennedy has to try to work out what's going on while her parents are barely reachable on phone due to cell reception and it seems they have been keeping secrets from her.
To top it off the new second of the werewolves Blake, seems to have made it his job to hound her and it doesn't help that he's stunning and knows it.
This was one of the best new books I've read in a very long time, it's a bit different from the usual and I can't wait for the next book
A Void of Magic is the first in a fantastic new series. Kennedy Rain is human, and her family runs a hotel located in the only known null zone, where vampires and werewolves become human again, and a stay there is highly sought after by the paranormals. After escaping the hotel to attend college, Kennedy is drawn back to cover for her parents in their absence. Of course nothing goes right and she is caught in the middle of a dispute between vampires and werewolves regarding a wedding, and then things become weird and dangerous as she uncovers questions about what her parents have been doing and encounters danger from unknown sources - and that’s on top of the vampires and werewolves giving her trouble. Kennedy is a strong and determined young woman, but facing up to powerful paranormal beings might be more than she can handle. She has to make up her mind whether she’ll leave everything behind for a normal life, or stay and embrace the life that is her heritage. The story ended with a number of questions unanswered and I can’t wait to read the next book to get those answers and see what happens next.
My thanks to the author for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
I’m grateful to have received an ARC from Sandy Williams, whose world-building skills are just exquisite in A Void of Magic, as per usual. This first book in the Kennedy Rain series was packed with enough adventure and intrigue that I couldn’t help but devour it in a day. We get one of Sandy’s signature spicy female protagonists with a plethora of one-liners, though there isn’t much in the way of romantic tension in this first book. I expect that will be remedied in the coming installments, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how Kennedy rocks the political status quo of her world.
I loved this book! The characters were so believable, which is sometimes hard to find with fantasy stories. The story was great, and I can't wait to see what happens next!