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Night Magic

(Wing Slayer Hunters #3)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  1,180 ratings  ·  86 reviews
Ailish Donovan is a witch ready to do battle. Raised unaware of her powers, she is just sixteen when her mother tricks her into binding with the demon Asmodeus. Pure-hearted Ailish escapes with the connection incomplete but pays a heavy price: For the next eight years, she is shunned by her earth sisters and tormented by Asmodeus’s lu
Paperback, 360 pages
Published March 22nd 2011 by Ballantine Books
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This is by far my favourite in the series. This book outshines the previous two books well for me anyway.

It has been a long time since I have read anything unique and original and I bow before Ms. Lyon for her imagination and the execution of this book. 5 „She’s my second chance“ +++++ Stars.

Days remaining of handfast contract: Fourteen.

Ailish is an Earth Witch with a Demon Witch as a mother. Her mother batered with her to Asmodeus as she is the siren through trickery and deceit she accept
5 Flaming Stars!!!

I loved it! (I'm on a roll lately) What I like so much about this series is the impossible circumstances the two main characters must overcome to get to their HEA. In this "episode" Phoenix, whom I truly adored in this book, not only has to overcome his craving for witch blood and becoming a rogue, but his aversion to being in a relationship at all. It sounds like he's a jerk, but he is anything but. Because of his past presumed failure, he carries a ton of guilt and has a deep
May 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even though I still struggle a bit with the bloodlust (but no vampires) at the heart of Lyon's witch mythos which makes an unmated witch-hunter struggle not to kill a witch, I really did think that this was the best of Lyon's series to date and ended up really liking the story once the hero forms enough of a connection to the heroine that he's not thinking of killing her everytime he's in her presence.

Both leads Phoenix and Ailish are good, with poignant back stories that have turned them into h
Laura Wright
Nov 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Loved Night Magic. Phoenix is my favorite Wing Slayer Hunter so far! Can't wait for Key's story!!
Umaiya ❄️Ramblings of a Scattered Mind❄️
I liked this one. A lot. Probably the best so far.
Hey, I have a special spot for Phoenixes and Dragons so I have a good feeling about the next book! 😄

I also have a real soft spot for damaged/disabled MCs. I don't know, they just get my protective instincts all revved up!

The unfortunate part is the similarities and the cookie cutter plot lines each book seems to follow. It's easy to love the characters but the story is basically the same in each.
Read one, read 'em all.

But am I gonna let that s
Sep 17, 2011 rated it liked it
Night Magic was quite a good book. Lyon did a good job of bringing the world and characters to life. I liked the characters, felt invested in them, and wanted them to triumph. The sex scenes were very well done :)

The thing is, I think this book could have been even better, for three reasons.

1. Although a good enough writer, Lyon struggles with show-don't-tell. I see a lot more potential if she would work on this.

2. The ending felt a bit clumsy to me.

3. Magic, magic, magic, MAGIC. He felt it, sh
Annette  Dahl "Old Vicarious Reader"

WOW… what else I can say about these amazing stories. I'm really impressed to how different each plot has been in the first three books. This one had me engrossed with the image of our heroine Ailish being a blind tough kickboxing witch. Although, it didn't seem to keep her from being sliced and diced almost to death. The suspense and danger, the good versus evil, felt true to life. And, the emotional battle for both Phoenix and Ailish made this feel like a realistic story. And, that's saying so
Silver James
Night Magic (Wing Slayer Hunters, #3) by Jennifer LyonOriginal review: I'm a big fan of this series but I have to say, Jennifer Lyon reached deep inside her characters and told a story that is both heart-wrenching and romantic. Phoenix Torq is a man who cannot walk away from from a woman in trouble. Ailish is a blind witch desperate to break the bond her mother, a rogue witch, tricked her into on her sixteenth birthday. These two are thrown together for better or worse. When a book touches me so much I cry, it automatically goes on my keeper shelf ...more
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
May 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Jennifer Lyon continues her exciting world of witches and witch hunters in Night Magic with the leather wearing, motorcycle riding Wing Slayer Hunter, Phoenix. Weaving a story of destiny and magic, Lyon provides readers with non-stop action and suspense. Night Magic was another one that kept me on the edge of my seat, because just when you think the main couple of Phoenix and Ailish were going to make it to a HEA, another twist was thrown at you! Taking readers on a roller coaster ride of emotio ...more
Apr 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
What an amazing series, it seems that this series gets better as it moves on! Ailish and Phoenix were amazing together and te story of the sirenand te phoenix rising is so good. I also like that we get to still meet and interact with the other characters from the past two books. Good story, good action, read this series you will be hooked !!!!
Mar 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
These Wing Slayer Hunter books just keep getting better and better with each book. Jennifer Lyon writes such a great mix of action, suspense, and romance that i find them hard to put down...and this one in particular, was the most emotional one so far! I loved it! Anyone looking for a different spin on paranormal romances, involving witches should definitely give these a try.
Sep 22, 2011 rated it liked it
Same story different title. Despite being formulaic and predictable I cared about the characters enough to see how their part in the story ends. What I would like to read next is the story of all three 'chosen' Wing Slayer couples take down Quinn Young and defeat the curse!
Amber Daulton
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In book 3 in the Wing Hunter Slayers, it’s Phoenix’s job to stop rogues from killing innocent earth witches. When he meets Ailish, he’s desperate to fight the bloodlust that’s telling him to kill her. Cursed into killing witches when they once protected them, the Wing Slayer Hunters need to find their soul-mirror (the earth witch whose soul is connected to theirs) in order to break the curse. Ailish is Phoenix’s soul-mirror, but she’s already promised to another. Phoenix is also the mythical pho ...more
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can't wait to read the rest of the series.
Dec 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ok, so I had been invested in this series ever since I read Soul Magic and loved it, then I read Forbidden Magic and loved it too. But then I was really skeptical about approaching Night Magic, because of Phoenix. The thing is I loved Phoenix, his acerbic wit, backhanded sarcasm and charm and he was one of my favourite of the guys, but I wasn't sure how he would write in romance. In my head, he would either be a jerk (which I
Nov 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Night Magic is the third installment of Jennifer Lyon’s Wing Slayer Hunter series. In this amped-up novel we meet Ailish Donovan, a blind earth witch who was bound, as a teenager, to a demon by her power hungry, rogue witch mother. For the past eight years Ailish has the victim of a nasty Catch-22: she has been desperately searching for a way to break the binding but no earth witch will help her because of the binding. Consequently, Ailish has learned little about her own magic in the intercedin ...more
Sep 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr, shifters, 2011
With this book I think this series is hitting it's stride. We get to see a lot of the characters that we have come to love and get to know a couple more really well. I really liked that at the heart of this one was the mythology of the Phoenix. For some reasons I really love stories that deal with this rising bird from the ashes. I think it is because there is always the hint of forgiveness within the stories.

Phoenix is a Wing Hunter who chose for his bird his namesake. For the last few months h
Feb 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing

‘Night Magic’ raised the stakes of the Wing Slayer novels. I have loved both of the previous novels in this series but this one truly blew me away. I mean her sexy witch hunters will keep your pulse racing and make your keep turning the page in any book but this couple was intense, and the story that went along with them was unlike anything I have ever read before.

I have yet again been brought to tears and not been able to put the book down, thanks to the brilliance that Jennifer puts into word
Jul 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jennifer-lyon
"Night Magic" by Jennifer Lyon. Book 3 in the Wing Slayer Hunter series.

I really liked this book. The legend of the phoenix rising from the ashes has always been one of my favourite and Jennifer Lyon has done a great job integrating that legend into this story about Phoenix and Ailish.

Phoenix does a lot of things. He's a hero protecting women from abusive situations, a Wing Slayer Hunter protecting earth witches from rogue hunters, and he fights the curse of wanting witch blood every day of his
BBMoreB ~
Mar 06, 2011 added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loves the paranormal
Shelves: own
The author has written another great installment of the Wind Slayer Hunters.

Phoenix Torq is a Wing Slayer Hunter who is on the edge of going rogue. He, like his fellow hunters, lives each day in hope of finding his soul-mirror; the only thing that will free him from the curse. His mother started hearing voices prior to her death; he has been hearing voices for the past 2 months – now he lives in fear that he will succumb to the voices like his mother did. Ailish Donovan has her own issues. She
Mar 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Basic Plot: Wing Hunter Phoenix and witch/siren Ailish must destroy the demon handfast that Ailish was tricked into before it kills her and destroys Phoenix's chance to complete his soul mirror bond.

This book seemed more focused than the first, and the romance had fewer irritating aspects. I find it amusing, though, that these big, tough hunter guys always turn into perfectly respectful, equality-minded romantic leads. It's a stretch for the imagination. I liked the concept of Ailish's character
Rebecca Besser
Aug 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Do you like reading about demons, witches, slayers, and gods? This is the book for you! The adrenaline packed ride is riddled with danger and high flying emotions.

Jennifer Lyon enchants and teases with her in-depth and soulful characters, while keeping you on the edge of your seat with action and eroticism.

Ailish – a blind, kick boxing witch – has to come home whether she wants to or not, but she’s ready for the battle that awaits her. What she isn’t ready for is Phoenix, and what he’ll mean to
Sarah-Jayne Briggs
Dec 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
(This review may contain spoilers).

I don't think I can put into words just how much I've fallen in love with this series. I like the entire concept - I love the fact that the witch hunters each have bird tattoos that become the familiar of their soul mirror. I like that I was uncertain of exactly where the ending was going. I liked the characters - the blend of strength and vulnerability in Alish; the violence, but also the care and love of Phoenix. And I really liked the idea with the siren wit
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this story is about Phoenix and Ailish. Ailish is the daughter of a demon witch and handfasted to a demon - nevertheless she is an earth witch.

I absolutely loved this book and both characters. the story is totally different than the first two and is interesting till the end. there is a lot of aciton in this book
both characters are really strong with their own insecurities and problems. the back stories are well done and you can feel how they were formed by their lifes. I loved it to read about
Texas Reader Stacy
Jun 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal-demon
I truly enjoy this series, it has enough of a different storyline, that I can't compare it to anything else. Most paranormal series are just the same old things written with a slightly different spin. Phoenix and Ailish were a great couple, a very interesting blend of the Phoenix legend. The first half of the book just kept me captivated enough to keep going. But by the second half, I was completely engaged and holding my breath for the end. Each Wing Slayer has a different predator bird tatooed ...more
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the plot of this third installment. Finally, Phoenix Torg found his soul mirror. Unfortunately, Ailish was betrothed to Asmodeus. Since she was a siren, she had a powerful voice that could bring back her familiar into life when she sang. Phoenix and his gang tried to find ways to help and save her soul before her betrothal to the demon king came into fruition on her birthday. Fulfillment of their plan was not easy due to the great interference of the rogues who were led by Quinn Y ...more
A.C. Wilson
Dec 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Continuing on with the Wing Slayer Hunter Series and I am completely hooked! I love the strength of character, the raw truth and appeal that each couple has for each other as well as the intrigue. Each story is captivating and fun to read. Phoenix has blamed himself for not being enough to save his mother from the voices that plagued her. He has devoted his life to protecting those that cannot protect themselves. Ailish is definitely not one of those people until she seeks to break the handfasti ...more
Karen Scotti
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Night Magic is an amazing read! It fills you with all the emotions on the spectrum. Go out and begin this series for great reading.
Apr 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 3rd book of this series. I am absolutely hooked on this. They have all been well written. Such a different take on the Paranormal Romance. Away from the genre of Vampires. Loved this take on Wing Slay Hunters the Guardians of the Earth Witches. I have gotten close to all the characters so far. I love how Jennifer Lyon keeps the characters coming back, so they are like a family. The romance scenes are steamy and just wow...

I do have to admit that this one is by far my most favorite. P
I thought the first book in this series was fantastic the second one was just ok, but this one I like as much as the first!

Phoenix is the wing slayer who lives to be the short term hero. He is emotionally stunted and fears intimacy due to mistakes in his past. Ailish is an earth witch caught between a rock and a hard place she has been promised to a demon and either she can break the bond or die.

I liked that Ailish and Phoenix both feel like they are not relationship material and how they come
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Jennifer Lyon is the pseudonym for USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Apodaca. Jen lives in Southern California where she continually plots ways to convince her husband that they should get a dog. After all, they met at the dog pound, fell in love, married and had three wonderful sons. So far, however, she has failed in her doggy endeavor. She consoles herself by pouring her passion into writin ...more

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