Featured Review: The Bridge to Magic (Alex Thornbury)


About This Book:

The Blight. The end of Mankind. The Bridge that may be salvation or the final betrayal.
Magic is treacherous, it lied to them all…
In this award-winning debut, magic and its guardians have been banished to the Deadlands and the Blight threatens mankind’s survival. Terren, the last remaining city, stands alone against its relentless advance. Ever closer draws the choice they all must make: face the deadly Blight or cross the Bridge to Magic.
Elika, an orphan on Terren’s streets, hates and fears the dark bridge. Many who try to cross, perish. Some reach the other side, only to become motionless shadows in the vast, lifeless landscape of the Deadlands, their true fate unknown.Like everyone else, Elika clings to the hope that purging every lingering echo of magic from the world can stop the Blight.
Then she discovers that magic is hiding within her, and through her it seeks to enact the will of its own. Everything Elika knew about her past shatters, as long-buried secrets about her true birth emerge. Accused of being a mage, many doubt her loyalties. Her gang turns against her. The one man she thought she could trust and love, abandons her.
Hunted and alone, Elika must soon decide: Either destroy the magic inside her or cross the bridge to her own uncertain end. But what awaits them in the Deadlands where the enemy of mankind roams wild?



*Review Contributed by Jan Farnworth, Staff Reviewer*

What I liked:
The Bridge to Magic is set in a dying world caused by a blight of a magical entity. In this world, everything is blamed on magic, the blight, the bridge, and the destruction of everything. Elika is an orphan who believes that magic is evil due to what the kings and priestess have told her her whole life. They think it so cruel that they torture anyone who exhibits magic with what they call purges, and they are disgusting. The most exciting concept is the bridge everyone believes is where all stories begin and end.
Final Verdict:
The second book will be even more eye-opening than book one as we move further into the world beyond the bridge to magic. This a battle of good and evil that stretches across the pages and a gripping adventure waiting to discover what Elika finally decides to believe and what she will do with the truth.



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