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Origin of Magic

(Dragon's Gift: The Protector #3)

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I thought I knew the world of magic. I knew nothing.

By the skin of my teeth, I passed the Vampire Court trials. I’m officially an ally, with the seductive vampire Ares on my side. Everything should be good, except that there’s a magical mob boss on the hunt for dragons. Problem is: dragons are supposed to be dead. So what does he know that I don’t?

It’s a race against the
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Kindle Edition, 212 pages
Published July 26th 2017 by Bonnie Doon Press
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Marta Cox
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Well the quiet little conjuror has really come into her own as Nix has faced down all the Vampire Court could throw at her and all whilst getting to grips with her new and utterly perplexing powers. Nix might have made uneasy allies but there's still the matter of Drakon and his continued pursuit of the ancient clay vase that somehow connects to a prophecy about Dragons. With Demons showing up in unexpected places and the secret of just where Nix originates from its time to buckle up as yet agai ...more
Ash P Reads
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The story progresses rapidly in this book. Nix finally learns about her past and her family. She also learns more about the mystery behind her power over plants and that her the true purpose behind her existence. What an exciting little morsel there is at the end and of the book. I can't wait until Book 4 is out and we discover who and what the heck Drakon is.

I received and Advanced Review Copy of the book from the author for voluntary review consideration.
Elisa Hordon
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The mystery of the dragons is beginning to be revealed and how it all links to the dragon hearts and the triumvirate this is one awesome final series and I love Nix and Ares leading us to the ultimate finale.
Heather
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
There’s an ongoing plot about an artifact with indecipherable powers. In this installment Nix finds out that she needs to use it in conjunction with a particular potion to puzzle out the meaning of an encrypted prophecy. Del speculates about her ability to use her time-turning power to get in touch with the person who created the artifact. This left me wondering why she couldn’t just turn back time to a point where the beaker was filled with potion. That does seem to be the sort of thing she sho ...more
Jessie Collins
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Origin of Magic (Dragons Gift, the Protectorate, Book #3)

Linsey Hall

As we remember from the last book, Nix, Del and Cass, had found this old magic beaker that some weird, wicked, guy, Drakon, just had to have. What is so valuable about this old decrepit relic anyway? They were able to get it back, but what a cost and the fight was epic! Every book we find out more about this Drakon dude. He’s one serious, black magic user if ever there was one! And we keep hearing his name and more about what th
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Patrick Barnes
Feb 09, 2018 rated it did not like it
Mr. X has an endless supply of minions willing to kill themselves rather than be captured. So his henchmen have convenient Dragon tatoos for ease of identification before they turn to dust.

The heroine has just spent the last book and three or four days fighting for her life and her biggest concern is whether her "boyfriend" of less than a week is serious about her. I'm just a guy but I didn't think women in the middle of a life and death struggle thought like that and still hope that's not norm
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Marsha
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
When I first stumbled upon the Dragon's Gift series I didn't realize that there are three separate series devoted to the friends of Nix and Nix herself. So, essentially I am reading the series out of order. Although I prefer to read a series from the beginning I do not thing that it will make much difference with this one.

I'm "Origins of Magic" the third book in the Dragon's Gift Protectorate series things are really coming to a head. Nix comes face to face with the last she had forgotten and we
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Penny Noble
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I’ve reached the point in this series that I reach where I don’t know what to say anymore in a review: I’ve said just about everything I can say in previous reviews. However, because this book deserves an excellent review, or as good of one as I can manage, I will say this book was excellent! Ms. Hall’s excellent writing, her plots, and her great characters are still present in this book. I said before that Del is probably my favorite main character out of all the books, and this book has in no ...more
Kahea
***4 Stars***

That ending was perfect!
It really was because it’s that kind of ending that gets me all kinds of excited for what’s coming next and has me making grabby hands.
But as that is the ending, and I’m not going to spoil it for anyone who has yet to read the book, we’ll get to starting about my thoughts on what led up to the ending.
I’m really liking how Nix’s story is playing out. Though there are times where I do feel as if the story drags a bit, overall I’m liking how everything is unf
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Sarah
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

Hahaha just read Penny Noble's review and I have to agree, it gets harder to review a series as they go, especially in my case when all I want to say is 'these books are amazing, why haven't you read them yet!' You can only say that so many times before people start questioning whether you are being paid to write good reviews. Trust me when I say I only write 5 star reviews for books I love, and ONLY for books I love (and no I don't
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Katrina Berry
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Origin of Magic by Linsey Hall is Book 3 of the Dragon's Gift: The Protector Series.

This is a young adult, urban/fantasy paranormal series that is absolutely amazing and while it may be geared towards young adults, this series will most definitely appeal to one and all. Highly recommended to PNR and fantasy readers alike.

Picking up where the last book left off, this story hits the pavement running. Origin of Magic is one helluva fast-paced, action-packed ride from beginning to end. With engagin
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Teri
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you have followed this series from the beginning you also realize it has gotten progressively better. As the sisters all come into the knowledge of who they are as individuals, they become stronger together. Now as Nix comes into more knowledge of who she is she also learns more about her magic. Not only is she becoming more secure in who she is she is finally becoming secure with what she brings to the table and when she needs to bring it on, she does just that. As far as action and intrigue ...more
Heather
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Origin of Magic is my favorite book in the series, so far. I think Linsey Hall has been keeping secrets, and I LOVE it! Nix always had a kind of sidekick vibe going. While Cass and Del are out doing their thing, she was usually hanging back in the shop, unless there was something big happening. Well, come to find out, Nix has some serious skills, and they are making one heck of a story. She is facing off with one of the most powerful and evil bad guys yet, and she is still figuring out her power ...more
Dmcl
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nix has come a long way since the beginning of this series. She is finally coming into her power, and she learns of the fate of her family. She unites with her sisters and their beaux, and her main squeeze Ares, to pursue the evil Drakon, whose nefarious plans are close to coming to fruition.
Linsey Hall has woven all the pieces of her series into a cohesive magical quilt, the last portion of which is currently available. I'm hoping when the Triumverate finally saves the world (which I've no dou
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Lita Acevedo
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was truly amazing in every way. The story is so rich with imagery and the action is never ending. The characters are so lovable and so bad-assed. Strong female leads and strong male partners/partners in the making. Without giving anything away, which would be criminal on my part, I was stunned and a little overjoyed with the ending. I can't wait for the next two books! This is so good the 5 books should be combined and sold as one book. I know it would probably be over a thousand pages, but ...more
Margaret McGovern
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely awesome fantasy. Nix is busy trying to meet her destiny. The journey has been difficult to this point but the danger and destruction grows. There are some joyful moments for her but also sorrowful ones. As she discovers her additional powers Ares a powerful vampire enforcer is with her. All her friends are helping her to fight this battle and she and Ares have feelings for one another but fighting evil comes first. I have thoroughly enjoyed this entire series and look forward to the c ...more
Ruby McDemon
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook
I loved Nix and Ares in their quest to find out more about the potion for the mysterious beaker. This is another awesome addition to this series with plenty of action and sass. I'm loving following Nix and getting to go along with her to remember her past and figure out her future. This is a really awesome book with a killer cliffhanger of an ending. Ok ok not really a cliffhanger but freaking awesome ending with new info. Laurel did an amazing job and really projected the action and suspense in ...more
Jill Urbanek Gauger
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Her destiny

Nix is life in the triumvirate and is the one to save them all. Now that she knows the prophecy she and her friends travel to Siberia to take out Drakon. Nix with help from her friends the vines tear Drakon apart after he almost kills her. But what comes next is unbelievable. Drakon’s body was just a shell. From the destroyed shell comes a black mist like dragon. Now to find him.
Shelly Roke
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I think Nix is my favorite

Nix goes from meeting her parents, and introducing Ares (awkward) to finding out she's the reason the kingdom is dead, plants-wise. She learns a little about her Life gift, but Drakon has his troops trying to get her because she is key to the prophesy he wants to fulfill. Some wild trips to an outlaw hideout for supernaturals in Death Valley, then the showdown in Siberia keep everybody hopping.
Adrienne Testa
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nix is learning the truth about herself and her family while trying to find the Drakon. Her friends and Ares by her side, she is able to fight and destroy some of the evil. Yet, she still doesn't truly know the secrets that will forever change her life. Nix is a strong woman, capable of standing on her own to fight, along with her friends who are also strong powerful women. Women who are about to fight for their lives as well as the world.
Sarah Leenart
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Am loving this series, a great instalment and Nix is proving herself every bit as worthy of her role in the triumvirate. Now that she's finding out more about her past and her magic, she is becoming a far more interesting character and I am immensely enjoying her story. How on earth Linsey Hall keeps coming up with new ideas and magic, I don't know, but this stays fresh and riveting. A great instalment and I look forward to the next.
Relina Skye
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Origin of Magic is the third book in Linsey Hall's third Dragon's Gift series. Nix has learned that an evil mob boss by the name of Drakon is attempting to hunt down the supposedly extinct dragons. His motives are nefarious, and with the help of her friends, Nix plans to stop him.
Overall, another exciting action-filled novel from a fantastic author.
Ann Zdunczyk
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
They found him or did they

Nix found her parents and then her grandfather. He gave her the recipe to unravel the prophecy. Now Nix and her fiends are heading to confront Drakon. Not going to saw what happens, you will have to read to find out. The end of August can't get her fast enough!!
Bobbi
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dragons and Warriors what more can you ask for. The 3 sisters are at it again with their men right alongside them fighting things that from the past as well as the present. Demons popping up out of nowhere raising cane and secrets being revealed slowly. Nix is coming into her gifts with the help of the team. Linsey Hall brings you into her world and captures your heart and soul.
Tracy Carroll
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The perfect ending even if another book is coming

That ending was perfect! Now I want more! You have set the next book up beautifully. This book was awesome and I want to say so much, but I hate spoilers. Anyone reading this book won't be disappointed and it answers so any questions about Nix and her past. Way to rock this one Linsey!
Amanda
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh My Gosh

Linsey said this was her favorite book to date and now I see why. This was fantastic. If you have read all the others up to now you saw the special treats in here that made it heartwarming compared to the other lady's series. If not, I won't ruin it for you. This one's was awesome, my favorite. Love all that it included and cannot wait for the next.
Jeannie
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nix's journey continues as she many things & people come into her life. Her parents are found & new things are brought to light. This adventure continues around every bend. Such amazing characters & the storyline flows. A must read for all.

*I voluntarily and honestly reviewed this advance reader copy and was not compensated in any way.*

Dschaper54
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy Cow!!!!

Loved this book. I know I say that a lot but this book kept me guessing and living the characters and feeling like I was in the battles with them. Anytime an author helps me become vested in the characters I feel they’ve done their job as a writer. This series is fabulous.
Lisa Harris
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow another amazing story

Omg I loved the ending so much! I can't wait to see what Ms. Hall has coming next. Nix has always been the one that never really stood out but she really came into her own in this book. I'm so amazed and bowled over! This story defy's logic and reason which makes the story so much more intense. Good job!
Melissa
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Life

Nix's journey keeps getting better and vetter. She often refers to herself as the weakest link, but she couldn't be more wrong. She draws her strength from life around her. Nix and co make their way to defeat the Drakon. Will they succeed or will they find the triumvirate defeated?
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