Soul Fire (Darkling Mage #8), Nazri Noor – Podcast Review
Rating: 5 Stars
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Tags: Arcane, Mythology, Paranormal, Diverse Characters, Series
Length: 278 Pages
Purchase At: amazon, Nazri Noor
Dustin Graves is in danger. The most powerful witch of the century has awakened, roused by the Eldest from her decades of tortured slumber. Odin, the All-Father, has promised his wrath. And the door to the Dark Room is open once more, stirring an inferno of rage in the darkling mage’s heart.The Great Beasts, apocalyptic monsters of ancient myth, may hold the key to taming Dustin’s wild magic, and to ending Agatha Black’s reign. Failure means annihilation, whether he’s consumed by fire, or shadows… or the hungering madness that dwells in the corners of the Dark.If you like snarky heroes, snappy dialogue, and a bit of grit and gore, you’ll love the eighth book in Nazri Noor’s series of urban fantasy novels. Explore the Darkling Mage universe and discover Soul Fire today..
The Darkling Mage series is one of my favourite series. I pre-order each book. Most of the reviews are here. It’s a mainstream Urban Fantasy series, it isn’t MM although the MC, Dustin Graves, is gay and he now has a boyfriend, Herald. I enjoy UF. I enjoy paranormal. This series straddles both elements, as well as mythology. Different cultural gods get a guernsey in these books – and they’re always interesting. Some have recurring roles.
This series has a great sense of family and loyalty. Bravery and apprehension… and humour. The first chapter in Soul Fire cracked me up.
I forgot to mention Banjo in the podcast review, the borking, head and dimension exploding corgi, aka daddy’s little murderer, is great fun and scary all in one. That Carver has taken him to his heart is endearing, and endearing is not necessarily a word I’d associate with Carver.
This series is humorous, it can be bloodthirsty and action-packed. The world building is wonderful, the research, the knowledge around and about the gods is impressive. All of the plot pieces are coming together so well. First and foremost, the characters are important to me. I want to read about them. I have to know what’s happening to them. I feel like we are family now. I care about them, that’s the highest compliment I can give to any book and character within. If you like UF, grab the prequel, Penumbra, and start your Darkling Mage fix from there.
Author post behind the series here.
Karen October 11, 2019 at 11:55 am
I don’t mind hamburgers, especially a home made one, but I love Asian cuisine. I missed Mama Rosa’s cooking 🙂
Mythology is always intriguing, It was good to see Norse gods represent in this book because other cultures have had rep too.
The humour is really good and keeps the books fun as well as getting the darker moments you expect in UF. The quotes are good, it’s really hard to pick which ones to use because there are plenty to choose from.
Thanks, Cindi 🙂
Nazri October 11, 2019 at 6:36 pm
You really do have a gift for GIFs, Kazza, lol. The stormy sky and that last inky hand especially. Thank you both so much for all your support. Now I’m off to listen to the audio review!
Karen October 12, 2019 at 9:52 am
You’re welcome, just keep writing, lol.
I like the two you mention too, but the 2nd pic had to be on here because it was a funny-embarrassing moment in the story. Good on you, Bastion 😀
There are so many things that stood out for me in your review. One, there’s not much better than a good hamburger. I actually had the best one of my life a couple of weeks ago so of course that stood out for me. 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’m also huge on mythology, especially Greek mythology. You know my love for humor in books, so there’s that as well. It’s so rare to find a UF series (or any series, really) that stays good as the series plays out – especially 8 books in. It’s obvious just by your reviews that this one keeps getting better.
I love the visuals and quotes. A couple of them made me smile. The last one made me cringe a little but also had me curious to know more about what was happening.
Great review, Karen. I’m really loving your podcast reviews.