Review: A Matter of Fate by Ellie Heller

A Matter of Fate by Ellie Heller
Release Date: April 22, 2013
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Pages: 287
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



Someone is setting death-spells targeting mortals and elf blood alike. With her mentor out of commission, it’s up to half-trained Warder Mona Lisa Kubrek to stop the magic. Despite being told repeatedly her job is to nullify spells and not go after the source, too many people are at risk for her to not track the spell-caster down. Even meeting a sexy half-elf shifter won’t distract her from her goal.

Except Cart Dupree is fully trained and has the team to search for the evildoer, so she’d be stupid to not use his expertise. Stupid is something she can’t afford to be, not with her enemy’s henchmen after her. Later she’ll deal with Cart and his questions about her special abilities and the non-standard training her mentor has given her. Right now, they need to unravel where the magician is, and who he is, before he builds enough power to decimate them all.

First, though, they need to stay alive.


Review: I have to say that the cover on this book is very eye catching. I think just the title of the book tells you that there will be things going on that you just can’t explain.

Mona Lisa Kubrek has the job of being a warder and she is great at the job she does. One thing that held my attention is she can somehow unravel a spell and put it another way. Her brother has decided to not do magic and he doesn’t like that his sister is doing it. You could say that they are doing things behind the others back and soon they will find out. Needless to say she has a very unique name and one you don’t hear about and it is famous. She never thought she would be on her own before she was ever fully trained.

Cart Dupree is a half elf and half shifter. He seems to be the best at his job and he is the alpha of his team. He knows how to keep them in line. Everything changes when he meets Mona. There is this connection that they both felt and Cart is used to keeping his mind on the job and getting it done. Now all he can think about is Mona. He tells Mona that they are mates and she doesn’t believe him. She feels the connection but wants nothing to do with it.

This story had plenty of action and fighting. This is a great book and at times it holds your attention and sometimes you wonder why something was even mentioned in the book. I caught myself at times being a little bored because it just ran on and the story was just stretched out. You still don’t get what everyone’s secret powers are and the ending just makes you think that there will be another one. You know a war is coming but not who or who is even involved. Some people I would have a hard time trusting them. Puck seemed a little fishy to me at times. He knew everything that was happening.

I can’t tell you how many strange and unique animals that are in this book. The way the author describes it makes it easy to imagine and I would love to see all the colors in the sky like that. So in a way I liked the book and in a way I thought it just ran on a little more than it should.