Venators Magic Unleashed | By Devri Walls

Venators Magic Unleashed | By Devri Walls

Venators Magic Unleashed
Published: 1st October 2016(original), 10th April 2018
The dark unknown beckons. Rune Jenkins has a long-standing infatuation for anything from the supernatural world, and she's trying to hide it. If she doesn't, her reckless twin brother Ryker storms in fits of rage, and she starts feeling like her own sanity is slipping. But the closer she gets to Grey Malteer - an old friend who waves his fascination with fantasy like a flag - the harder it becomes to stifle her own interest. When supernatural creatures from another world suddenly come hunting for the three college students, they are forced to see the hidden truth as fantasy twists with reality. With help from a mysterious savior, Rune and Grey escape, but Ryker does not. They must follow Ryker's abductors into an alternate dimension, Eon, where they discover their true identities. They are Venators, descendants of genetically enhanced humans designed long ago to protect the inhabitants of Eon from themselves, and to keep them far away from Earth. After generations of separation, the ruling Council of Eon has decided to bring about the return of the Venators for their own benefit. In this new world of fae, vampires, werewolves, and wizards, power is abundant and always in flux. Rune's brother is missing, and she and Grey are being set up as pawns in a very dangerous game. Rune, Ryker and Grey must now find their way through and out of Eon, before it consumes them.
Thank You #TheWriteReads for making me a part of the #UltimateBlogTour.
 And also, providing me with an ecopy of Venators Magic Unleashed in exchange for an honest review.

My thoughts



Narrative and Plot

The story of Venators is told mainly by Rune and Grey – the central protagonists of the story. Although the narrative shifted between different characters now and then in the latter half. It threw me off a bit at times but never affected the pacing of the story. The plot seemed like a foundation for the upcoming books in the series. The stage is now set and the characters can finally be themselves. However, that made the plot in this book look a bit superficial and straightforward despite the intriguing politics of the otherworldly council.


Characters and Conflicts



Rune and Grey had a tremendous character arc. Starting as any other ordinary teenagers, their transformation is fun to read. The rich ensemble cast also catches your attention. In particular the shifty Beltran. If not for him, this book would have had a star missing from my part. ( Just saying..) Tate is the one who leads the protagonists and the readers in this magical world. Verida, the council and Ryker are all striking characters.

There isn’t a good vs evil in this story. Most of the characters have flaws and are a shade of grey in their own way. But it doesn’t give away too much since this is the first book in the series. If you love the character backstories, this book will somewhat frustrate you by partially revealing most characters. Since this is the first book, it is merely setting up the stage whereas characters and conflict is concerned. However, every single chapter of the book is action packed and fast paced.





If you love action and adventure in your YA fantasy amidst a political backdrop, then Venators Magic Unleashed is definitely your pick.

The book definitely has layered characters with dark and mysterious pasts. If you’re patient enough, this will be rewarded by revealing each aspects of the characters in the upcoming Venators books.





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  1. April 7, 2020

    […] I read this book for the #UltimateBlogTour hosted by #TheWriteReads. This is a YA urban fantasy. It is basically about this young people – Rune and Grey. They’are just normal teenagers going to school and one day suddenly their lives change when they are pulled into this mythical parallel world. This is the first book of the Venators series. Basically, the book sets up the stage for the upcoming events and plots. I rated it a 4/5. You can find my review here. […]

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