Review: Ancient Magic (Dragon’s Gift: The Huntress, #1) by Linsey Hall

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Dragon's Gift: The Huntress, #1
Linsey Hall
Urban Fantasy
Bonnie Doon Press
April 4th 2016
Prime Reading


Cass Clereaux is good at two things: finding treasure and killing demons. Lying low is a close third—but not because she wants to be good at hiding. Cass is a FireSoul, one of the unlucky few to inherit a piece of the dragon’s soul. Being born with the dragon’s covetousness should be a sweet gig—she has the power to find and steal any type of treasure, including the powers of other supernaturals.

But it doesn’t come without a price - stealing powers requires that she kill, and others would destroy her if they discover what she is. In a world full of magic, hiding her powers is the only way to survive. Finding magical artifacts and killing demons are the only ways to pay the bills. It’s a dangerous job when you can barely use your magic, but that’s one of the things she likes about it.

When Aidan Merrick, the most powerful shifter in the city, hires her to find an ancient scroll, she doesn’t want to take the job. His immense amount of power reminds her of too much of murky memories from a past she can’t remember. But she doesn’t have a choice. The scroll will reveal what she is. And if anyone finds out, she’s dead.

Ancient Magic features kick butt heroines, a hot hero, and otherworldly adventure.


Ancient Magic is book one in the Dragon’s Gift: The Huntress series by Linsey Hall. This is my first taste of Ms. Hall and I enjoyed! Ancient Magic was a good introduction to the world and characters. 

We are treated to a lot of different magic, shifters, creatures, and mixes. Cass, Nix and Del are rare FireSouls with the ability to steal powers and if discovered they would be imprisoned. They have been hiding from something or someone and the world for 10 years now, but that’s about to change. 

Cass is our lead in Ancient Magic. She’s been pretending to be a Mirror Mage, but hiding is about to get even more difficult when Aiden the most powerful shifter approachers her and ask her to find a scroll that details all magical creatures. She doesn’t want to do it, but this scroll is a danger to her and her sisters. Cass is tough, but she fears her powers. She is going to need to learn about her magic and fight to protect those she cares about. 

Aiden is powerful, more powerful then we are let to believe. Cass intrigues him. He can senses she posses magic, but doesn’t understand why she doesn’t use it. 

The author takes use on an adventure that puts Cass and Aiden in precious situations. We travel all over on this hunt and learn that Aiden isn’t the only one searching for the scroll, something evil and from the sisters past is after it too. 

The world building was nice, but I had questions and hopeful they will be answered as the series progress. The plot and action kept me intrigued and I’m curious as to what happens and how Cass will fair. As for the sisters; Nix and Del, we don’t get to see or interact a lot with them so, I’m not sure what their roles will be. 

Ancient Magic was a delight to read. Urban Fantasy fans will enjoy. I’m looking forward to continuing. 

Rated: 3.5 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

10 comments on “Review: Ancient Magic (Dragon’s Gift: The Huntress, #1) by Linsey Hall

  1. Wonderful review! I enjoy UF and this sounds fun plus I have Prime Reading.
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  2. This definitely sounds interesting, can’t wait to see what you think of the next book.
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  3. I was curious about this series and look forward to seeing what you think of book 2. Great review 🙂
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  4. Fabulous review Angela!! Shared on my socials!!??

    Have a great weekend angela and all !!??

    • Glad you enjoyed. Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. I don’t read a lot of Urban Fantasy but this sounds like a book I would enjoy.
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