Fire Raiser (Spellbinder #2)
Bestseller Melanie Rawn plunges down the back stairs of the old South into a dark world of family secrets and the international flesh trade that lies underneath the surface of small town politics and romance.
Holly McClure and Evan Lachlan have survived the fiery beginning of their romance and left Manhattan for Holly?s ancestral home to raise their children. Evan?s the
I honestly had a problem with the constant sociopolitical screed in reference to gay rights that the book featured, in my opinion, at the expense of story. I actually agree with Rawn's politics on this issue; I'm a member of the LGBT community m ...more
I liked Spellbinder, but this novel was just not as good.
Evan Lachlan and his wife Holly McClure, a witch, have moved from Manhattan to her hometown in Virginia to raise their young children. The town is known for having the most witches in one place in the entire country. Most of the oldest families’ business is witchcraft. Holly is a spellbinder, and appreciates that Evan has opened his mind to the magic in her family.
Evan is the county sheriff ...more
This is the first Melanie Rawn book I’ve read and I am not sure what to think. Essentially it’s supposed to be a supernatural mystery with a bit of romance. I liked the concept of a family of witches with various powers, vampire and werewolf friends, etc. However, the author’s execution on this particular book made for a confusing read (too many points of view with too many flashbacks and a lack of clarity on the time frame) along with way too many liberal “preaching” rants. ...more
Initially I found it hard to get into - I was sick at the time so not at my sharpest and what threw me most was Evan Lachlan being referred to as either name - it took me a while to figure out it was the same person (since Evan and Lachlan are both common first names - and I was feverish lol) There were also a lot of flashbacks that were pretty jarring but I eventually found a rythym an ...more
I never did get rewarded for my sticking it out ...more
Spellbinder had its flaws, but there was a real story there, with suspense and romance and sex that integrates magic with the real world skillfully, one that kept me reading all the way through. Ah - so that's what ...more
The plot had a lot of potential which was never reached. Instead, we're treated to the main character launching into political rants relevant to events 7-8 years ago, as well as certain hot-button topics. Despite the fact I lean the same direction, the excessive ranting in the form of dialogue w ...more
Its at least ...more
As far as the novel goes, it fits perfectly in the series as a great continuation from the first novel. It introduces fun characters, brings the story further, and it's a f ...more
I always found Rawn's greatest strength to be h ...more
She has been nominated for a Locus award on three separate occasions: in 1989 for Dragon Prince (in the first novel category), in 1994 for Skybowl (in the fantasy novel category), and again in 1995 for Ruins of Ambrai (in the fantasy novel category).