Kindling the Moon

Kindling the Moon

An Arcadia Bell Novel

Book - 2011
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Meet Arcadia Bell : bartender, renegade magician, fugitive from the law. . . .

Being the spawn of two infamous occultists (and alleged murderers) isn't easy, but freewheeling magician Arcadia "Cady" Bell knows how to make the best of a crummy situation. After hiding out for seven years, she's carved an incognito niche for herself slinging drinks at the demon-friendly Tambuku Tiki Lounge.

But she receives an ultimatum when unexpected surveillance footage of her notorious parents surfaces: either prove their innocence or surrender herself. Unfortunately, the only witness to the crimes was an elusive #65533;thyric demon, and Cady has no idea how to find it. She teams up with Lon Butler, an enigmatic demonologist with a special talent for sexual spells and an arcane library of priceless stolen grimoires. Their research soon escalates into a storm of conflict involving missing police evidence, the decadent Hellfire Club, a ruthless bounty hunter, and a powerful occult society that operates way outside the law. If Cady can't clear her family name soon, she'll be forced to sacrifice her own life . . . and no amount of running will save her this time.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Pocket Books, 2011.
Edition: 1st Pocket Books pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9781451620528
Characteristics: viii, 360 p.


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Jul 29, 2013

was tolerably entertaining - hardly riveting - and then midway through became of a victim of truly horrendous banality. Sexual fluids interchange for a memory revival spell? I couldn't take any more. The protagonist's jealousy and pettiness - it's like a 17 year old's. Sorry, too old for this nonsense.

Clsomers Aug 29, 2011

The style is smooth and easy and didn't have any new-author awkwardness. The world-building was easy to follow but complex enough to be very interesting. And the characters were all really likable.

FangFiction Aug 27, 2011

Set in the Big Sur area on California's Central Coast, this series follows the adventures of Arcadia Bell (aka Seléne Duval), a 25-year-old magician with developing powers and a tragic family history. (Isn't that always the case with UF heroines?) In this world, there are two main types of supernaturals: magicians (similar to mages or witches) and demons. The demons are divided into two groups: Earthbounds, who look like regular mortals but have various magical powers, and Æthyric demons, who live in another dimension and look like the huge, scaly, horned creatures of myth and legend. Æthyric demons can be summoned by magicians who have enough talent and power. Each magician and demon has a colorful halo (similar to an aura), but Arcadia's silver halo is different from everyone else's. In this world, non-magical humans are called savages.


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FangFiction Aug 27, 2011

Arcadia casts a spell and describes the use of the word "kindling" in the title of tahe book:
"Different spells called for different kinds of magick, but the energy I needed to power a binding like this had to be amplified, or “kindled.” The easiest way to think of magical energy—Heka—was to picture it as a wood log in a fireplace. Just as wood burns when you put a match to it, Heka transforms into a more intense energy when it’s been kindled by an outside source; electricity was just one of several ways to do that." (p. 9)

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