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Master of Swords (Mageverse #4)

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Witch Lark McClure has survived a vicious vampire attack that shook her confidence and left her struggling with feelings of helplessness and fear. The last thing she needs is a partnership with Gawain, a handsome vampire knight who means to seduce her every chance he gets.

Gawain believes he needs Lark for one thing and one thing only—and it’s not her skill with magic. In t
Mass Market Paperback, First Edition, 294 pages
Published October 3rd 2006 by Berkley Sensation
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Christine Kirchoff
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read this a while ago but never marked it down. Fabulous!
Kathy Davie
Sep 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
I do like how Knight blends vampires with the tales of King Arthur and his court into this hot paranormal romance.
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book, can't wait to read all the other ones..
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Not sure who I like more Kel or Gwain. They are both to yummy for words!!
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the second book I've read of this series. The other one was Master of Wolves, which I highly recommend. I think I've re-read Master of Wolves about three or four times. And for me and a romance, that doesn't happen very often.

For this series, I'm tentative when I say you don't really need to have read the previous books to understand what's going on. Ms. Knight does a fairly good job of blending in the present with background.

With that being said, I found this book gripping, exciting and
Nov 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal-rom
It only took four novels to get the one I expected at the start of this series once I learned of the Arthurian (with a lot of poetic license) premise of the Mageverse series. Finally a love story about one of the Arthurian Knights: Gawain. His love interest: Tristan's great-granddaughter. Gawain is a happy bachelor, quite satisfied with his 15-century bromance with his dragon friend Kel who has been enchanted into a talking sword and who shares a mental link with Gawain. Having to take on Lark M ...more
Jun 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I have just discovered what may potentially be a new favorite series, hopefully the rest of the books will be just as good!

The Mageverse series presents yet another take on vampire lore, with the Knights of the Round Table (yes, you heard that right) as vamps, whose sustenance comes from feeding off of Maja, or witches. Sounds suspiciously like the Black Dagger Brotherhood, which strangely enough, doesn't bother me (although I do want to find out which author wrote what series first!).

This part
J.R. Newell
Sep 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Let me start by saying that I haven't read any of the other books in this series (although I plan to change that in the near future). Which means that I almost didn't read past the first 50 pages. But I am so glad I did! Once I figured out the backstory and the rules to this alternate universe, the story just flew! Sexy hero, strong and interesting heroine, great writing and HOT sex scenes. This story is well written, has great pacing and is exactly what I hope a romance will deliver when I'm lo ...more
Lisa ~ Books Are My Drugs ~
Book #4 in the Mageverse series

This is Gawain's story. He has a simbiotic relationship with Kel - a dragon who's been trapped in a sword for 1600 years - Kel provides him with magic which makes him pretty badass.

After losing several Magi & Magae in the battle with Geirolf, Arthur decides that each rookie should be paired with a seasoned veteran. Gawain gets paired with Lark, who is Tristan's great-granddaughter. Since Magi have to feed from Magae, Gawain & Lark also pair up in the bedroo
Good story, wish I had read the earlier books in the series first to get better background details on the secondary plot that seems to be running through the whole series - the war between the maji/majae led by King Arthur and sorcerers created by a bad guy who was killed in a previous book. I liked the main characters but felt that there wasn't quite enough back story for the woman - Lark. Gawain - the guy - had a whole chapter of back story, but Lark only had a couple of paragraphs, which I as ...more
Nichola connor
Feb 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
If you enjoy a good vampire romance then these are definately worth a look at it did take me a couple of chapters before i was really able to sink my teeth into the story line.
For me i think the whole idea of( merlin,King Arthur and his Knights of the round table)as the vampires confused me a little to start with. However once i could relate to the concept it was an easy read and i got to know the characters a little better. For me there was just enough romance fighting and humour to keep me ent
Missy Jane
Aug 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This was (and still is) my favorite book in the Mageverse series. In fact, this was my third reading. I like each of the main characters, especially Kel. Also, this is the closest the characters have come to admitting their love before being forced into bonding for life in this series. The life or death situation is still there, but they were so close I was able to overlook the coercion this time.
Nelda Carter
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
lark seemed like a sweet girl and then to be attacked and have her throat riped open and almost die by a vampire thing and live is hard then to be paired with a rough man that is build like a brick house would be scary. She overcomes and falls in love with him and together they save king arthur how cool is that
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am so loving this series from this author. A must read for any and all paranormal lovers everywhere. Gawain is a knight in Avalon, and Lark happens to be his mate. She develops a fear of vampire attack when she is almost killed by one. She and Gawain must track down a killer that happens to have connections and caused majority of the events that took place recently.
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Book 6 in this series was a good fast read. Ms. Knight writes another story which sucked me into her Mageverse. I like learning about each knight of the round table. A guaranteed smexy and happily ever after.
Tammy Wooding
Aug 05, 2016 marked it as books-i-have

Witch Lark McClure has survived a vicious vampire attack that shook her confidence and left her struggling with feelings of helplessness and fear. The last thing she needs is a partnership with Gawain, a handsome vampire knight who means to seduce her every chance he gets.

I have to say I love, love, LOVE the Mageverse! Each couple I read about draws me in even more. Lark and Gawain are awesome and Kel! oh Kel. This is a great blend of comedy, romance, drama and action.
Margaret Konecsni
May 19, 2015 rated it it was ok
I came REALLY late to this series, so I'm only going on what I've gleaned from it.

While the romance was sweet and the sex scenes hot, I found myself skimming the bad guys' scenes, and was still able to follow along after their initial introduction.
Mar 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Angela Knight hits another homer in the Mageverse series, this time with Gawain and Lark (who happens to be the great-granddaughter of another Round Table knight). The story and characters rock, and the sex is hot.
This was awesome. It is about Gawain and Lark's romance. Lark is Tristan's great-granddaughter and she has been accepted by the Maja and spent time training with them on Mageverse. This series of books is wonderful and can't wait to read the next one "Master of Dragons".
Jul 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011, library
I completely adore this series. Gawain and Lark are amazing. The intrigue in the Mageverse keeps getting thicker with each book. A dragon locked in a sword, linked to Gawain. Love Kel . . . and can't wait to read his book!

Jan 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 stars
Book 5 in series. Very good.
Danielle Coleman
Sep 16, 2008 rated it really liked it
I drooled every time she mentioned the hero in this book and i was like "YUMMY" all through it lol
Jan 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, paranormal, dragons
This book left me wanting to read the others in this series!
renee ruth
Oct 10, 2013 rated it liked it
it was ok
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Aug 24, 2008 rated it it was ok
couple "conflict" very artificial, no new plot elements
Feb 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This series just keeps getting better and better :) Amazing and steamy and action packed all in one!
May 20, 2008 rated it liked it
This was a good book.
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Angela Knight is an American author of mostly erotic fantasy. She was a reporter for ten years and a comic book author. She lives in South Carolina. First published under Red Sage, she was able to write romantic fiction for the first time in 1996. She published several short stories in their Secrets anthologies. Editor Cindy Hwang brought her to Berkley Publishing and has helped her become a best ...more
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