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Magic's Fate

(Nocturne Falls Universe)

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Fulfill three quests, return the missing shards of an evil sword, or people die. Nothing a wounded Russian sorcerer and an artist with a talent for roping can’t handle.

Rodion Czernovitch is in Nocturne Falls recovering from a serious injury and working hard not to fall for his sister’s best friend. When evil comes knocking on his door and she accidentally gets in the way,
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Kindle Edition, 124 pages
Published May 23rd 2017 by Sugar Skull Books
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David  Vise
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
The plot on this one seemed a little thin and rushed. It reminded me of a YA novel in both style and pacing. I would have liked a slightly longer story with more action and twists as for me the curse and the big bad guy seemed too easily overcome.

That said this novel still has a lot going for it - Carina Valdis is a wonderful character, intriguing, likeable and well written. She has to be one of my favourite female leads in this series so far. It was nice to see a strong fantasy element in this
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Ann Brookens
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this, the second of Sela Carson's stories set in Nocturne Falls. Rodion is a Russian sorcerer, the brother of Daria from Magic's Song. Carson has pulled several previously mentioned characters into this story as well as Daria and Trick. Carina is Daria's best friend and unfortunately triggers a curse meant for Rodion. She is a delightful character, constantly cracking jokes while dealing with the terrible mess she has stepped in to. I appreciate the introduction of Russian f ...more
Myriam
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kristen-painter
Actually 3,5 stars. The first book in Nocturne Falls by this author Magic's Song was beautiful. I had very high expectations for this one, but unfortunately they were not fulfilled. The qualities I fell in love with in the first book were not present here completely. Or maybe I would like this book much better if I didn't have the pleasure of reading the first one.
This is the book about Carina, a soothsayer, and Rodion, a sorcerer and a brother of Daria who we met in the first book. Their attrac
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Lisa
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really liked the characters in this book. But at times the story was hard to follow and would seem kind of rushed in places. Carina has known Rodion a long time because she is his sister's best friend. But I got the impression that they hadn't spent much time together ever. He was so quiet and angry and always wanted to stay away from people. They do, however, now live in the same apartment building. After an encounter at the coffee shop, they walk home together. There, she is attacked by a go ...more
Madison Warner Fairbanks
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Magic's Fate by Sela Carson

A magical Russian death curse is at the center of this slightly darker than usual Nocturne Falls Universe novella from the kindle world by Kristen Painter.
Rodian and Carina fight evil in several battles and with the help of family and friends.

Loved the magic purse. I need one just like it.

To get the background on many of the characters in this book, refer to Magic's Song, the first book by this author in the Nocturne Falls Universe.
Kristine (A Cozy Booknook)
I enjoyed this book. I liked getting to catch up with characters introduced in this author's previous Nocturne Falls Universe, this story is just as enjoyable. I look forward - hopefully - to reading more.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, my review has been voluntarily submitted.
Lisa Guertin
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved the first book in this series by author Sela Carsen, unfortunately, this one didn't grab me quite as much. That said, it is a good story and I love the way Van was brought in. Rodion was difficult to like, but redeemed himself in the end.
Heidi
When we meet Daria's brother Rodion and her best friend Carina, we find ourselves on an unexpected ride. Rodion is one of the agents that monitor the border between the human world and the magical worlds beyond. Carina a norn (yesssssssssss finally we have a norn in NF!) is an innocent bystander who is cursed when a golum misses Rodion.

I loved this book and really enjoyed getting to see both Daria and Trick grow in both relationship and their abilities. Sela is an extremely talented author and
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Gwessie Tee
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely brilliant, loved this very very much, an evil foe, adventure love conquering all, can't beat that lol.

Most definitely adore this story I defy any one unable to love it.

Thank you Sela for writing it xxx
Deniz
May 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Magic's Fate has wonderful world building. I liked Sela Carsen's previous NFU novella Magic's Song a whole lot as well.
Again, the world building is interesting and inspired. In fact it reminded me a bit of Ilona Andrews Kate Daniel Series, which is a very good thing if you ask me.
The storyline was captivating, action packed and intriguing.
My only little issue the romance was too insta. I mean they went from 0 to 100 in a second. I kept thinking woah, slow down, this just all happened, like a
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Laura
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book; this book is part of the Nocturne Falls Universe and is written by Sela Carsen. The Nocturne Falls series is written by Kristen Painter and I was so happy that these new books by new authors were asked to write a story in the town. Nocturne Falls is a town that celebrates Halloween every day of the year and also a place that paranormal’s can live and not have to hide what they really are. Rodion Czernovitch is in Nocturne Falls recovering from a serious injury and working h ...more
Stephenee
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is one of the short stories that follow along with the Nocturne Falls books by author Kristen Painter, and while this isn't written by her, it is written in conjunction with her series. This is a great short story to tide you over until the next full length story is written.

This story focuses on an ancient curse, some remnants of an evil sword and magic. The main characters are friends by default (family) and they each feel some attraction towards the other, however, they have never acted o
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Dana Whyte
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love Nocturne Falls! This novella is part of a Nocturne Falls Universe where certain authors write a story with some of Kristen Painter's beloved characters. This is sorta a continuation of the Magic's Song which featured Daria and Trick, this book features Rodian (Daria's brother) and Carina ( Daria's BFF). Rodian is a sorcerer who has been injured and extremely grumpy about it. Evil comes to Rodian's door and Carina gets hit with a death curse, they must complete 3 quests or she ...more
Miranda Beazley
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rodion is in Nocturne Falls to recover after a nasty wound protecting the fae border, he's been keeping to him self for the most part however has always found his sisters best friend pretty. After spilling his coffee on himself Carina walks him home and accidentally gets dragged into the mechanisations of the dark fae ruler in the way of a nasty, potentially fatal, curse.

Rodion and Carina have denied their attraction since Rodion came to town to heal. Their story revolves around a serious of tas
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Niken Widyastuti
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
The story was easy, very light. Really appropriate if you wanted something light and fun, something to pass time by without being emotionally involved. The characters were likable and enjoyable. Rodion was a bit obnoxious for my taste, but still likeable.

Overall, I felt the story a bit rushed. The problems were solved easily. It just a bit too one dimensional. However, I read this book when I needed exactly this kind of book. Nothing that really tug at my heart-string, but enjoyable and keep me
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Christine Lee
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Magic's Fate is Sela Carsen's second entry in Kristen Painter's Nocturne Falls Universe.

This time around we meet Daria's brother and her best friend. Carina is in the wrong place at the wrong time, and gets cursed. Rodion and Carina were already eyeing each other from afar, afraid to upset Daria. But being in close proximity for the lifting of the curse works in their favor.

I enjoyed Ms. Carsen's first NFU entry, and I enjoyed this one too. She found a way to incorporate her own story with the e
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Christine Lee
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Magic's Fate is Sela Carsen's second entry in Kristen Painter's Nocturne Falls Universe.

This time around we meet Daria's brother and her best friend. Carina is in the wrong place at the wrong time, and gets cursed. Rodion and Carina were already eyeing each other from afar, afraid to upset Daria. But being in close proximity for the lifting of the curse works in their favor.

I enjoyed Ms. Carsen's first NFU entry, and I enjoyed this one too. She found a way to incorporate her own story with the e
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Heather Beyer
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this addition to the Nocturne Falls Universe!

The story was well written and went along so smoothly. It was easy to read and follow along with the characters.

Carina is my favorite character from this author so far. I love her spunk and humor! She's a strong female who cares for others even though she is in real pain of her own. Plus I love her bag! I really need a bag like that!

And thank you for giving the Kelpie a herd! I felt like he needed more of a spotlight in the last book, and w
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Amanda
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nfu
This book has a slightly harder edge to it than most of the falls books. It still involves around two young loves that find each other but a horrible curse is involved. One of unbelievable pain. My favorite character was actually a side character one with a taste for fancy apples and a falls character that doesn't get a lot of play makes an appearance and helps out which was fun. Still a good book just keep in mind when you pick this up it isn't a light fun book it is just a heavier fun book. Th ...more
Denise Snider
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a story about Carina, a soothsayer, and Rodion, a Norn. They have known each other for years, as Carina is Rodion's sister's best friend. After walking home from the coffee shop together, Carina gets attacked and a curse is put on her. It's now up to Rodion to find a way to cure the curse. This story has plenty of action with a bit of romance mixed in. The story did seem rushed and unfinished at times, but overall was enjoyable.
Edith Torres
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another Lovely Story

This addition to the Nocturne Falls Universe was spellbinding, pun intended (giggling). An injured warrior, a rodeo winning soothsayer and their friends unite to battle evil, and hopefully win. Shifters, sorcerers and all sorts of magical beings fight an evil that wants to kill all. With the prerequisite Happy Ever After, you're sure to enjoy this installment as much as I did.
Angel Ortega
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you read Magic's Song, the first by Sela Carsen in the Nocturne Falls Universe, then you will be pleased to see Trick and Daria make appearances in Magic's Fate. Magic's Fate is the story of Carina, Daria's best friend, and Rodion, a Russian sorcerer. I have to say that I really enjoy the Russian cultural nuances in her stories. This story had a little bit of a dark tone in it due to the nature of Rodion's quest. The read was very enjoyable. I couldn't put the book down. :)
Sandy
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Quests, romance, adventure, and humor.
"In a haze of agony, he felt his arm burn as if someone was stabbing him with a red-hot poker. He looked at his arm. Someone was stabbing him with a red-hot poker."
So funny. I love the characters.
Pilar Seacord
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rodion has magical shards in his shoulder and it's not getting better. He is in Nocturne Falls because his sister is there. There is something in his apartment for her best friend so as she opens his door gets hit with a curse that is meant for him. Adventure, evil, camaraderie and romance.
Jaime
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Rodion and Carina's story, although it was a bit rushed. I didn't enjoy this story as much as the author's first Nocturne Falls Universe story. I loved that characters from the previous story were included. It did fit well within the NF universe and I thought the characters were great.
Suzan
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed this and loved that again, this is a writer who has previously visited the Nocturne Falls universe! The lead characters were the best friend (Carina) and brother (Rodion). The story was great and I love that the previous characters where in this story helping out!
Seb Jez
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyable

Fun, enjoyable read. Fits I nicely with other Nocturne Falls characters. Bubba is really funny and ornery as ever. Read it
Elizabeth Wheeler
Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoy these little Nocturne Falls books. They are a quick easy read that I like to enjoy between more time intensive books.
Brandy
Feb 06, 2018 rated it liked it
pretty good
Ruth Roulston
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A horse gets his mate.

Spells, curses, swords and a crafted bag every woman should have. This little book being set in Nocturne Falls it has it all.
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Sela Carsen is an award-winning author of paranormal and sci-fi romance -- with or without sex and dead bodies. Your pick. She maintains a permanent nerd-on for fairytales and mythology, and openly hoards reference books about obscure folklore. Born a wanderer, she and her family have finally settled in the Midwest. Until they move again, at least.

Long and rambly, but funnier version
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