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Chasing Lightning

(Magic of Nasci #1)

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Will summoning lightning defeat a dangerous mythical creature? Or will the storm destroy Ina first?

Like all followers of the goddess Nasci, Ina commands fire, air, earth, and water via sacred sigils. When a cryptid monster with a Medusa gaze preys upon the Oregon coast, Ina can’t stop the horrific massacre of animals she’s vowed to protect. Her unstable elemental magic onl
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Kindle Edition, 193 pages
Published May 27th 2020 (first published May 24th 2020)
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Deidra
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Awesome first book in a new series!

The author did an excellent job building characters and the story. I love the mixing of the fantasy world with real, actual places. (*bonus points because I’ve been to most places referenced!) I’m really looking forward to continue this series!
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Oct 27, 2020 added it
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I was lured into reading this book by a sample first chapter -- and oh my was I hooked! Ina's first adventure was the most fun I've had since the early Harry Potter books. Set in actual locations in Oregon, and referencing at least one actual event (watch the YouTube video on the exploding whale), the characters are a delight, the conflicts are realistic, and the action and tension are riveting. Making my enjoyment even greater, this is a rare occasion in which I found no editing mistakes whatso ...more
Sasha
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was ok
Not for me

I did not like it. The protagonist had no redeeming qualities to me. The author clearly states she is a spoiled brat, but for someone in her 20’s (since she is older than the ranger), she acts like pre-teen. She is too self indulgent. I can support dressing your own way and wanting to help, but I can not stand putting yourself and wants before doing a simple(to her)but important job of protection.
Carolyn
Apr 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Probably one of the best first lines in history

There's some excellent worldbuilding, a fish out of water heroine, and a super cool magic system at play here. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
This was a great start.
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Mary
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Delightful. Unique. Funny. Great world building. Quirky MC who could become one of my favorites. This is the author's first book and I wish her well! I could read many, many more adventures set in this fascinating world! ...more
Robert Berg
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

Refreshing new series quite out of the Ordinary! Very enjoyable to read and I’m glad there’s new ones coming out. Love the nature aspect.
Erika
Nov 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
It's a fresh concept, we have this Nasci followers, Nasci being like a Mother Earth kind of figure, and her followers being her protectors, but they are protecting her from outside forces while trying to keep a balance in nature.

It was something different and cool, and I personally like the main character, she is kind of a chosen one, but not exactly. She has an ability no one else has, and she is singled out because of that, but not treated as someone especial, more like an anomaly, they even
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Jennifer Marshall
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great first book. The introduction was really funny. Can’t wait to read more by this author.
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DM Fike worked in the video game industry for over a decade, starting out as a project manager and eventually becoming a story writer for characters, plots, and missions. Born in Idaho's Magic Valley (you can't make this stuff up), DM Fike lived in Japan teaching English before calling Oregon home. She loves family, fantasy, and food (mostly in that order) and is on the constant look out for new c ...more

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