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Dark Magick (Wicca #4)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  11,040 Ratings  ·  288 Reviews
"Dark Magick" is the fourth book in Cate Tiernan's wildly popular young adult fantasy 'Sweep' series.
Morgan Rowlands loves Cal Blaire. He taught her about Wicca and helped her find out who she is. But now they share a secret. A terrible, dark secret that binds them together, even as it tears them apart.
Evil forces are after Morgan--forces connected with a dark wave of
Audiobook, 5 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Blackstone Audiobooks (first published June 25th 2001)
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This was an okay story although the pace made it drag a bit, even though it wasn’t very long. We got some real revelations about Cal in this book, and this pair ended this book in a very different place to where they started it. I always thought that (view spoiler)

6 out of 10
Julie Zantopoulos
Finally, this series is picking up in plot and character development I've been a bit annoyed with Morgan in past books but this one she finally comes into her power/strength and is more confident. I appreciate that she's seeing through what was clear to me for the last few books...that people weren't what they seemed. I'm definitely looking forward to finding out what happens next and these audiobooks are so quick and easy to consume. Yup...I'm hooked.
Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
The end of book three was intense and bewildering. Obviously, Cal controls Morgan, it's not a real love, I think that's why Hunter and Sky sigils her house so maybe she can see. I can't believe that Cal and Morgan might have killed Hunter, I suspect that he might be Morgan's soulmate!

So Hunter thankfully isn't dead, Morgan is so happy and relived she didn't kill him, unlike Cal who wishes they did. Morgan start seeing things in Cal she didn't like, when he tries to sleep with her, she can't do i
Oct 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teenagers
Cal, how could you? How could you! *spoilers*

I don't think Morgan was wrong about not forgiving Cal for his betrayals. I would have forgiven him though, were it me.
Okay, i'm a guy so i'm biased but to Cal's credit:

He really loved her, he was willing to do anything to protect Morgan from his mother; kill her (a litttle extreme), sacrifice himself (which does happen) etc.

We were completely on Cal's side, the reader feels safe when they're around Cal. Things are less complicated; Hunter/Sky-bad peo
This girl's idiocy knows no bounds it seems.

When she goes to Practical Magick and David asks her who she can trust and she replies that she can trust herself. Her own instincts told her to run when Cal mentioned people who wanted to meet her. Her own instincts told her to get out of his secret room because the vibrations were bad, yet she thinks Hunter is 'misguided'. Any information anyone gives her she takes as they just don't know even though they've been witches their whole lives and she's b
Oct 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I do have to give the reader a potential warning: if you thought that you were addicted to the series before, you most certainly will be after reading this book!!

The story once again picks up on the very tail end of the previous book. In order to save her boyfriend, Morgan had to attack someone. Understandably traumatized, Morgan starts to distance herself from her boyfriend Cal after the event. When she begins to grow suspect of Selene & Cal's intentions, Morgan finds that almost everythin
Jan 24, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There were a few times in this where I felt quite bored, and I had to have a bit of a break from it as it was starting to drag. It was an okay read overall though.
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Where to begin!!! Its words leave one jarring among the expansive range of emotive paradoxes brewing in its wake.

But first, a brief preface about repetition: It is often the publisher who requires the author to repeat things book after book,. Try to ignore any repetition with that in mind. Animorphs are another stark example of this requirement. Additionally, author J.F Lewis once apologized to me when I critiqued him on h
Jul 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I've been trying to keep interested in this story, but somehow I've been putting this book down a lot. I don't know why, maybe it's because the story-line is a little dragging without something really happening. So far, the spells aren't that interesting. I hope the rest of the book is more action packed with a better plot development.


So I will try to describe my feelings about this book. I tri
Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto
Today’s review is on Dark Magick by Cate Tiernan

Dark Magick is the 4th book in Tiernan’s Sweep series and I have to say that with each book I read in the series the more I enjoy them.

In Dark Magick Morgan finds out that Cal and his mother are also Woodbane witches and that they practice “traditional” magick. Traditional meaning that they practice dark magick. She also learns that Cal has been helping his mother find other Woodbane witches to join her coven. His job was to find the female witches
Samantha wickedshizuku Tolleson
Sep 14, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal fans, Urban Fantasy fans, Fantasy fans, Science Fiction fans
Recommended to Samantha wickedshizuku by: Goodreads
Ah so I see that Cal's true colors have been revealed. I swear that I saw this coming since the introduction of Selene in book 1. I knew something wasn't right with that woman. She was to fake and syrupy.
I feel really bad for Morgan, but at the same time I don't at all, for falling for Cal. For some reason I'm so reminded of Patch from Hush, Hush. There really isn't something right with the fiction for young adults. Do girls really find these situations romantic or attractive?
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Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I didn't like this one as much as the last one, but we finally get some answers!!! And lots of character and plot development!! Also, Hunter!!!!!!! I love that boy and he's my new favorite character now. Can't wait for the next one 😄

We’re actually getting some plot! Yay! And it only took three whole books! (sarcasm) The plot is interesting, but not terribly unique. Morgan is powerful and evil people want her strength. Read it a million times. It’ll be interesting to see what Tiernan actually does with this plotline. I’m sad that it took forever and a day for the actual story to begin.


I’ve noticed that Tiernan has a bad thing with repetition. How many times is Mary K. surrounded by friends after leaving Das Boot?
Apr 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Liebe, Gefahr und Magie – die mitreißende Hexensaga geht weiter!
Morgan ist geschockt: Mit einer klaffenden Wunde in der Kehle ist Hunter die Klippe hinuntergefallen. Hat er den Sturz in den eiskalten Fluss überlebt? Der Gedanke, womöglich für den Tod eines Menschen verantwortlich zu sein, lastet sehr auf Morgan. Doch nicht nur das – Cal gesteht ihr, dass er genau wie sie von den Woodbanes abstammt und davon schon sein Leben lang gewusst hat. Warum hat er sie angelogen? Als sich Morgan
Apr 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I knew it! I knew it! I knew it!! Ohhhh, Cal, you're an evil evil little witch! I knew he was bad news from the beginning, and this story just nailed it for all of us. I have to say, as much as I had a bad feeling about him, I was still hoping & secretly rooting for him, that he was not a bad guy. But, with a mother like Selene, who could blame him?

Book #4 and I'm so engrossed with this series, that I've read three books just today alone. I didn't think I'd enjoy them, as much am I am.

Feb 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Level 1:
what coven does morgan belong to? morgans mother was from a long line of woodbanes so naturally that was morgans heritage. however, morgans mother was from belwicket, the clan that renounced evil.

What is the name of morgans car? Das boots

Who puts spells on morgans house? Sky and Hunter walk around Morgans house and puts spells and runes, but morgan doesnt' know why.

Level 2:
Why did Morgans parents not tell her she was adopted all these years?
Her parents adopted her when she was 8 months o
Chelsea Barva-kertesz
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i love this series! It is seriously all i can think about. I mean while going to sleep, in my dreams, even in the shower i think of Cal, Morgan, Hunter, Robbie, Bree, Sky, Raven & the rest of the crew. I am just upset i can't find these books in stock at any local bookstores. I've been borrowinf from the library but someone lost Spellbound so i'm upset i can't find it anywhere. I am about to order it off the internet NOW!! Seriouly if you are an avid reader like me (for instance other than m ...more
Oct 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HA! (view spoiler) This series only gets better and better.

The characters are really developing, especially Morgan. She needs to learn more, and I hope she gets some better teachers (David and Alyce for example)

Here we have twists and turns and a great deal of mystery. We have history too, and a deeper knowledge of what's going on.

It's still not enough though, this book ends with a cliffhanger
Oh Cal... how could you???

It was gripping and thrilling. Very entertaining and interesting. The whole situation has changed now. And in the end, Bree came to save Morgan. At least something good!
I am still not sure what to think about Hunter, I know everyone who read the whole series loves Hunter, so I am VERY curious how it goes on now...
But now I gotta go, I have to read Book #5!
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With each new book in the series, I become more invested with the characters. I just can't put these books down and now that I know the Gaelic names for some of them I feel even more caught up in the story. The story has me sitting on the edge of my seat wondering what will happen next. On my way to grab book 5!
Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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loved this one!! the best so far
Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Stupid, stupid girl. I hope she grows a brain, otherwise I'm not going to make it through the rest of this series. My eyes are going to fall out from rolling them so hard
Toni Garcia
Aug 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Morgan is amazing in this book. I must say this book was my favorite so far. I havent read the fifth yet but this was actioned pack. I finished this book in one day.
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I did not see that twist coming. All of the books in this series are super short and quick to read but they carry a big bang. I am enjoying reading them very much.
This book is by far the best of the series so far. The plot has taken a turn to the dark side and I do so love the dark
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Grandiose Fortsetzung !
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“David held up his hands. "Hold it. This is going nowhere. You two are both afraid, and being afraid makes you angry, and being angry makes you lash out."
"Thank you, Dr. Laura," I said snippily.
"I'm not afraid of her," Hunter said, like a six-year-old, and I wanted to kick him under the table. Now that I knew he was actually alive, I remembered just how unpleasant he was.”
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