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After Maeve O’Neill’s rash decision to free magic, Boston is under lockdown as it spreads across the city. The whole world is in shock. Maeve must prove that normal people can control their new abilities before DODSI, the secret government agency overseeing magic, makes good on its threats of imprisonment or possibly worse.
But she isn’t making progress as the New Alliance questions her decision to unbind Earth’s magic and she’s forced to cover for Silas while the Fates send him on mysterious errands. When Maeve accidentally releases a creature from another realm onto the city streets, her face is splashed all over the news and DODSI demands that she figure out a way to rebind magic or face dire consequences.
Maeve has to find a way to keep magic free while protecting her people, but she realizes someone is working against her when unexplained tears between realms open all around Boston, spewing unearthly creatures into the city. She can’t trust the government or her own people, and thanks to their deal with the Fates, she can’t even trust Silas. The only option left? Turning to old enemies.
FATE BROKEN (Bound Magic Series: Book 2)
Let’s kick the new year off right… the second book in the Bound Magic Series will be published January 5th, 2021! Available now.
After defeating the Brotherhood, Maeve O’Neill is ready to reunite her scattered people. She has three days to convince the splinter groups it’s safe to come home, but their summit isn’t off to a good start.
Maeve’s romantic ties with the Aeternal Council’s newest member, Silas Valeron, are raising questions about her allegiances. The splinter groups are making unreasonable demands. And worst of all, an old flame shows up uninvited, and everyone expects them to rekindle their romance.
Maeve holds everything together as best she can until a mysterious Fate reveals a series of events that will lead to Silas’s death. She can prevent the disastrous future by stopping key events, but hidden enemies are sabotaging her every move, and the summit is on the verge of falling apart. If Maeve can’t figure out a way to change their fate, everything she loves might end up broken.
NEWS & PRAISE
NEWS! The Bound Magic series is officially under contract for a three-book trilogy! Read more about it here.
Publishers Weekly Reviewed Fate Forged! Getting a PW review is not only an honor… it’s hard to get selected for a review! I’m thrilled with their write up and especially the comparison to Seanan McGuire and Patricia Briggs!
PRAISE FOR FATE FORGED. Thank you to everyone who has read and reviewed FATE FORGED. It’s getting great ratings online! My favorite is when people say they stayed up late reading and couldn’t put it down. Ever review helps new readers find Fate Forged, and I am so grateful for the time readers to take to leave reviews. THANK YOU
“[Maeve] can take care of her own damn self and doesn’t need to wait around for someone to save her. Her biting sarcasm had me smiling all the way through the book. I enjoyed reading this debut and look forward to the next book in the series.” -Nicole Bross, author of Past Presence.
“An interesting premise with a page-turning plot with multiple twists.” -Suanne Schafer, author of A Different Kind of Fire and Hunting the Devil
“I couldn’t put it down! It was a page turner from the beginning to end.” – Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
“I started reading this one evening and finished the next morning. The characters are gripping and the plot is complex and fast-moving. This is the first book I read by this author and I will make sure that it’s not the only one.” – Amazon Top Reviewer, 5 stars
“Fate Forged completely captured me. I read it in less than a day. The characters were complex…the world building was excellent. The author created a world with no easy answers. Everything has a cost…the emotional realism really kept me on the edge of my seat.” – Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars
“What a wonderful book. Fast pacing, complex plots, characters the reader can empathize with, and plenty of twists and turns to delight. I was pulled right into the story and found myself up until the early hours.” – Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
Publishers Weekly Review
Donigan’s solid debut urban fantasy introduces self-sufficient Bostonian Maeve O’Neill and her trusty knife, Ripper, to the magical parallel realm of Aeterna and its inhabitants, many of whom have a vested interest in Maeve. She thinks magic is fictional until nightmare visions lead her to a warehouse, where she discovers a metal charm that matches a tattoo on her arm. Events escalate rapidly, with Maeve’s mentor at the women’s shelter where she works confirming the existence of magic and explaining that some otherworldly power has been transferred to her. As enemies threaten her, Maeve flees in the company of the studly but annoying Silas Valeron. While Maeve takes magical battles, sword fights, and strange creatures admirably in stride, she also creates obstacles for herself and her allies through impulsive and emotional responses. Some worldbuilding details are given short shrift by the fast pace, but there’s a lot here for readers of Seanan McGuire and Patricia Briggs. (Mar.)