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The Enchanter's Soul

(The Ellwood Chronicles #2)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  412 ratings  ·  92 reviews

Many fall as the last enchanter rises…

The first line of the ancient prophecy keeps playing over and over in my head, but I’m afraid to remember the rest. I don’t want to think about what’s coming for us—what’s coming for him. I’ve been keeping Brinnswick safe for years; I’ve been keeping my coven safe my whole life; and now I was responsible for keeping Sebastian safe, too. It sho

Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published April 15th 2019
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May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, m-m, fantasy, 2019
4.5 Stars

Told in dual POV, 1st person. It’s the second installment in "The Ellwood Chronicles" and has to be read in order. I liked book one but I enjoyed this a bit more. Both characters were likable, I couldn’t decide I liked which one more. I liked that they both care about each other, how possessive they were of each other, protective of each other or get jealous... I liked that how Ailin was patient with Seb. Yes, sometimes Seb’s behavior hurt him but he understood where Seb came from a
Apr 19, 2019 rated it liked it
I loved the 1st book in this series & was really excited to get my hands on this. But... honestly, it was kind of just meh for me. The excruciatingly long, drawn out, over the top, declarations of love were cute at first but... after awhile they just got exhausting. I don’t feel like like it would be exaggerating to say this book has more “I love you baby, I’ll never leave you, you’re my everything, I’ll protect you with everything I have, you’re family now” than it does actual plot line. Ma ...more
Ellwood clan is back! Trouble is brewing in town. Teenage drama and Sebastian's magic abilities keep Ellwood family's days occupied. Ailin and Seb are slowly building their relationship but all is not as it seems. Ailin is keeping secrets, and Seb is resisting his magic. Many secrets are uncovered, Ailin finally makes peace with Emrys, new family members arrive - it's both happy time and a time to prepare for battle.

I loved how patient Ailin was with Seb, how slowly they opened up about their
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbtq
Book Reaction:
Rating: 4 Stars – minor quibbles but I loved it to bits
That's it, I'm out. This book completely fell apart for me. It was exhausting. I can't, I just can't.

The constant back and forth between Sebastian and Ailin was exasperating. Their insecurities about not being enough for each other became too repetitive and after a while it felt like maybe they shouldn't be together since they clearly had to try so hard to stay together. For a love like theirs that was written in stars and traveled centuries to come to fruition there sure was a lot of resistance, a little too
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faves
I love this series. I almost never read paranormal books, but when I do I always find myself wondering why I don't, since I usually enjoy them a lot.

Anyway, this book. I love the interactions between characters, the emotions (truly an emotional rollercoaster haha), the relationships (both romantic, platonic, and family), the humor, the mix between serious and fun, calm moments and exciting ones.

And not to be dramatic but i would die for Sera. (And Thayer) (view spoiler) ...more
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
I really liked it and I love the universe but I preferred book 1.
I found Seb kind of annoying. I like him but his reactions pissed me off most of the time.. That's why I can't give 5 stars. But I still loved everything about this story.
All the characters, the plot. The world building! I'm looking forward for the next book!
And I'm definitely waiting for Emrys's one!!

Oh and Basil... He's a little shit and I hope he'll get his head out of his ass in the next book... I sense a story between him and Thayer... We'll see!

Apr 17, 2019 rated it did not like it
That was exhausting.
May 08, 2019 rated it liked it

The melodrama felt contrived. It really irritated me and so I docked a full star for that.
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This second book in the series gets off to a kind of slow start however I think I held my breath for the final 25%! We pick up the story with Sebastian and Ailin after the incident with the staff in book one and the discovery that Seb is an enchanter. You really have to have read book one first or a lot of this book isn’t going to make sense to you.

I have to start by saying Sebastian really annoys me. He is whiny, doesn’t want the newly discovered magic, won’t fully accept Ailin’s fe
Rating: 4 stars
I was a bit disappointed in this book. I loved the first book in the series and really liked Sebastian. In this book I found myself disliking him a bit, especially through the first 70% of it. I think the problem stemmed from the fact that the majority of the book was written from Ailin’s perspective and very little was written from Sebastian’s. This allowed us to see how Sebastian’s actions were affecting Ailin and didn’t really allow us insight to what Sebastian was going
2.5 rounded down

I think it's time I officially give up on this series. I gave it a good faith effort, I did, and it's not bad which is why I kept trying, but it's just not quite working for me, even though I wish it did. The world building here in interesting, but not quite as seamless as I'd like. The characters are interesting, but the dynamics between everybody here are so WEIRD and confusing. Everybody is prickly and there is honestly so much going on between every single person tha
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing

"You can see it?" Ugh! Michele put SO much feeling into that one sentence that i started crying!!! This second installment had absolutely everything that i look for in a paranormal/fantasy read. Some angst, laughter, tears. Oh the feels! This was the absolutely best. Although, i truly disliked Sebastian in this one. I felt like he was so selfish and invalidated Ailins feelings. Its like he knew he was hurting Ailin but didnt care. Ailin was amazing. I
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Relationship Angst

I found this one a but more frustrating than the first book, largely because of certain character interactions. There was more angst in this one with everything going on and for a time this seemed to simply drag on. Initially the angst is between Ailin and Sebastian about some hidden truths of the magical world and what it means for their relationship. Then there is a whole thing whenever Emrys us around, which was a lot in the second half.

Ailin and Sebastian fa
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I've been looking forward to this book since I first read The Enchanter's Flame. Michele Notaro has become one of my top favorite authors. She's a brilliant writer with quite the evil streak.

This book picks up just days after the first one and it spans over the course of a few months. I loved that.

Where book one was told from entirely Sebastian's POV this one is mainly from Ailin's POV with some Sebastian chapters thrown in. I do not like single POV. There are two sides to every story and I li
Ailin and Sebastian are Vitmae Viramore, meaning soul mate. Sebastian is also the last enchanter in the world and his life is at risk. While dealing with their new relationship and the new power of Sebastian, Ailin and Seb will also have to find what disturb their world and push dwarfs, sprites and other magical creatures to hide in the human territory.
I was super excited to read this book and to meet the guys again.
Ailin and Sebastian are on fragile ground. Their relationship is new
Misty M
Apr 17, 2019 rated it liked it
The second in the series, these are definitely not standalone, and must be read in order.

The book in which I fall for Emerys and his new beau. I am as shocked by how that went down as I am by how I feel about them. But I am so looking forward to their book (fingers crossed).

In general, this one didn’t quite do it for me as much as the first, at least for the first 75%. It felt like it progressed really slowly, and was meant to build tension with the escalating events. But it fell a little shor
Morgan  Skye
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, audio, 2019
I loved this! So much excitement. So much magic! Such great secondary characters. So many feelz! A teeny tiny bit of smexy times. Loads of magical creatures. A mysterious bad guy/omen situation. Lots to keep you turning pages.

My only complaint is that I wish I had the next book now!

I can see some developing side story lines and I’m super intrigued. The brothers and the friends are fascinating and do a great job of fleshing out the story to be more than just about the 2 mc
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is an excellent follow-up to The Enchanter's Flame. The characters are further developed, the world building is creative, and the writing is smoothly done.

This book is filled with one thing after another disturbing the supernatural world. Ailen, Seb, and family find themselves trying to sort out odd situations and find the reasons behind them. Something is messing with the "supe" world , and it needs to be sorted soon.

Then, of course, there's the fact that Sebas
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This series just gets better and better!
This is the next book in the Ellwood Chronicles and while it continues on with the story the best part is how much more we learn about the characters. I am a huge fan of dual POV and in this book we get to really experience Ailin. Wow he was a bit of a surprise to me. I don’t want to spoil anything but I will say he has become a new favorite of mine!
Another thing I like that has continued from the first book is that for Sebastian it does not al
K.R. Phoenix
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 stars
🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 3.5

The adventure continues and I loved it!!

This story is just as awesome as the first book and continues on with Ailin and Sebastian and them coming to terms with Seb's enchanter powers and their fated connection. It is a thrilling journey, full of new intrigue, mystery, and magic. We see all the favorite characters and get a better insight into their magical world and some weird things that have been happening since their battle with th
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy sh...... Wow! What a fantastic follow up to a brilliant first book. This story just constantly has you begging for more, riding the highs and lows between and with Ailin and Sebastian.
I love that we have more chapter's from Ailin's POV in this book, allowing us to understand where he's coming from regarding his magic, family and Sebastian. There is a lot going on for both men constantly and you have to pay attention to keep up but it's oh so worth it.
The story itself is full of love,
Belinda Zamora
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m-romance
This is an amazing series. Magic, mystery, political intrigue. Aislin is a witch and he really doesn't understand humanity. He's paired with a human cop Sebastian, who has absolutely no idea magic exists. As far as he's concerned, Aislin is a weird, snarky vegetarian who really lives animals. Sparks fly. As they run around trying to stop a series of magical happenings, they must learn to rely on each other. The only problem is that Aislin is basically a tyrant accustomed to simply being obeyed w ...more
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was ok

It's official, I obviously got a glutton for punishment. That's the only reason why I chose this book when I barely managed to finished the last one.

The reason why I decided on this lunacy, and the only place where this series shine really, is the enchanter sub plot.

Other than that, the book was a painful and exhausting experience with all the bickering between EVERYONE. This author takes love bickering way too literally. These only makes the characters seems juvenile.

Soukyan Blackwood
Oct 20, 2019 rated it liked it
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About the Book: Supernaturals are fleeing into human territory, away from horrors and slaughter being committed on their lands that leave entire clans in shambles. One or two such instances would be understandable. But Sebastian and Ailin barely have time to catch their breaths between these events. That paired with Sebastian’s newly found Enchanter’s powers is worrying Ailin to no end. What if the wrong people find out? What if
Cathy Brockman
This is the second book in The Ellwood Chronicles and you must read book 1 The Enchanter's Soul in order to understand this one. The Enchanter's Soul picks up where the last book leaves off. Sebastian has just found he has magic but can't control it, doesn't really want it and is a soul mate to Ailin. He has feelings for Ailin but wonders what is real and what is from the magic.
Ailin is worried about Sebastian and all the weird goings-on in the world with the paranormal popping out when th
Sarita Chapdelaine
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This is an excellent addition to The Ellwood Chronicles series and I love the world that Michele Notaro has created. The story is well-written, intense, emotional, full of action and danger, the storyline is intriguing, there are several surprising twists and the characters are amazing. Ailin and Sebastian are still working on their relationship and Sebastian is still struggling to understand the magical world he is now immersed in. They are kept busy raising the kids in Ailin's coven, trying to ...more
caroline wilson
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Emotion galore

I received this book by the author and This is my honest opinion.
I've been waiting for this 2nd book and was not disappointed. These books are bliming good, and so imaginative with all manner of creatures. This book was mainly told from ailin point of view with Sebastian intermingled. I enjoyed reading it how ailin seen it as it gave us more insight into him. This book was full packed with intrigue, magic and secrets that some were revealed and others not. I
Itzel Nañez
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Soumets et' Obéir
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ailin and Sebastian are back!! Seb is not happy with his new found powers. He spent most of the book invaluating them or his relationship with Ailin. Ailin was my favourite here. I thought at the end of the last book that Seb would fit in better. His own doubts kept him from embracing the relationship with his soul mate.

Ailin was the one who shined this time. The book is written from his point of view this time. Perhaps is we knew what Seb was feeling, I would have been more sympathetic.

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Other books in the series

The Ellwood Chronicles (3 books)
  • The Enchanter's Flame (The Ellwood Chronicles #1)
  • The Witch's Blood (The Ellwood Chronicles #3)