Legacy (Deadly Curiosities Book 5) by Gail Z. Martin #Paranormal #Mystery #Romance

Erryn reviews Legacy (Deadly Curiosities #5) by Gail Z. Martin. The e-book was released September 20, 2021 and is 264 pages.  The audiobook was released by Tantor on May 10, 2022.  It is 7hrs and 48mins and narrated by Courtney Patterson.

Why I read this book: I enjoyed the last one.

Omens of impending disaster have the city of Charleston on edge. Tremors warn of earthquake risk, while a potentially catastrophic storm gathers strength over the ocean and heads for land.

A last-man-standing promise among elderly veterans creates a dangerous inheritance involving an imprisoned, wish-granting goblin. A sea captain and a swashbuckler worked blood magic to protect Charleston from an ancient evil with a spell that bound their souls and their descendants to the task, but danger looms as its power fades. The head of a witch family wants artifacts and secrets—and he’ll do anything to get them.

Cassidy Kincaide runs Trifles and Folly, an antique and curio store where her touch magic helps get cursed and haunted objects out of the wrong hands. More than once, she and her allies have saved the world from supernatural threats.

The clock is ticking for Cassidy and her friends to stop the dark warlock, capture the goblin, and restore the guardian spell before a malevolent ancient entity takes its vengeance on Charleston and the coast. It’s going to take all the magic, courage, and quick thinking they can muster—and for once, that might not be enough.

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My review:

Cassidy Kincaide, with her touch magic and her motley crew, works to keep Charleston safe.  As one of the most haunted cities in America, she needs all the help she can get.  Cassidy runs Trifles and Folly – an antique store that handles some very interesting treasures.  When the store is bequeathed a diary, things get really interesting.

I loved the story of Ramon and Sullivan – the long-dead lovers who fought evil spirits and who did their best to protect people from ill.  Their romance captured my attention.  As did some of the modern-day couples as well.

This book culminates in the ultimate battle between good and evil and I wondered if Cassidy could come through this in one piece.

I’ll give a shout out to Courtney Patterson who does a great job of narrating these books.  I enjoyed it and am glad I listened.

My Rating:

8/10 Pots of Gold (80% Recommended) – Compares to 4/5 Stars

About the Author

Gail Z. Martin writes epic fantasy, urban fantasy and steampunk for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, SOL Publishing, Darkwind Press, Worldbuilders Press and Falstaff Books. Recent books include Convicts and Exiles, Sellsword’s Oath, Inheritance, and Night Moves. With Larry N. Martin, she is the co-author of the Spells Salt & Steel, Wasteland Marshals, Joe Mack and Jake Desmet series.

As Morgan Brice, she writes urban fantasy MM paranormal romance including the Witchbane, Badlands, Treasure Trail and Fox Hollow series.

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