Review: Magic Edge (Dragon Born Alexandria #1) by Ella Summers

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Dragon Born Alexandria #1
Ella Summers
Urban Fantasy
Night Spark Media
November 8, 2015
Kindle Unlimited


Mercenary mage Alex Dering has spent most of her life killing deadly monsters for only peanuts in return—until the world’s most legendary immortal hires her for a prestigious assignment in Europe. In return for hunting down misbehaving supernaturals, he’s going to pay her a boatload of cash.

But a straightforward slash and burn extermination in Zurich gets a whole lot more complicated for Alex when a gang of vampires steals one piece of a magical artifact that, once assembled, has the power to kill every supernatural in the city. Well out of her depth, she’s forced into a precarious partnership with a notorious assassin, a man as seductive as he is deadly. With a band of killers hot on their trail, Alex has no choice but to trust him—even if that trust could expose her most guarded secret.


Magic Edge is book one in the Dragon Born Alexandria series by Ella Summers. Now I am trying to read the series in order with all the other Dragon Born world books.

This book reminded me of the Hidden Legacy series; because of all the magic and we had this one scene that was similar to the chained up scene in Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews. Is this series as good as Andrews, no, but it was still entertaining.

We get assassins, hate groups, magic orb’s with apocalyptic tendencies, and lots of action.

Alex is Serafina’s sister. She’s headstrong, reckless, and confident. She’s a bad ass, dragon born and hides her magic. Then we have Logan an assassin. When we meet him he’s a mystery and you wonder about him throughout the story. When the author reveals something big about him it’s a surprise and an interesting twist.

We do get a few secondary characters. I enjoyed them. One character was Marek who is Alex’s friend and bit of comic relief. He doesn’t know what she is, but that doesn’t stop her from making friends.

The hate group, the Convictionites, are a cult of humans who have known about magic and it’s creatures. They seek to destroy that world and to do so they use magic even though they hate it.

Logan and Alex are rivals forced to work together. They are attracted to each other right way and it’s a very strong attraction. Their is lots of sexual tension between them and their first kiss is HAWT. Both are a little crazy and have their own demons, but they kinda complement each other.

Magic Edge was an ok read. It’s a fun fluff with a magic edge. It’s fast-paced and full of action.

Rated: 3 Stars

You do need to read the Dragon Born World series in order:

  • Mercenary Magic (Dragon Born Serafina, Book 1)
  • Magic Edge (Dragon Born Alexandria, Book 1)
  • Magic Games (Dragon Born Serafina, Book 2)
  • Magic Nights (Dragon Born Serafina, Book 3)
  • Blood Magic (Dragon Born Alexandria, Book 2)
  • Magic Kingdom (Dragon Born Alexandria, Book 3)
  • Fairy Magic (Dragon Born Awakening, Book 1)
  • Rival Magic (Dragon Born Serafina, Book 4)
  • Shadow World: A Dragon Born Trilogy
  • Spirit Magic (Dragon Born Awakening, Book 2)
  • Magic Immortal (Dragon Born Awakening, Book 3)
  • Shadow Magic (Dragon Born Alexandria, Book 4)


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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.

8 comments on “Review: Magic Edge (Dragon Born Alexandria #1) by Ella Summers

  1. You certainly love the dragons!

    • I do enjoy books with dragons of any type ^_^. Thank’s for visiting!

  2. Too bad it wasn’t a bit more!
    Melliane recently posted…He Shall Thunder in the Sky by Elizabeth PetersMy Profile

    • Ya, it was just ok. I’m not won over by this world series.

  3. Sounds interesting. But why make them two separate series if they have to all be read? I’ll never understand that! Thanks!
    Jen recently posted…Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Break the Day by Lara AdrianMy Profile

    • The author says they can be read on their own, but I didn’t feel that way. It felt like they all needed to be read in order to fallow the underline storyline. Thank’s for visiting!

  4. fast pace and full of action. i can live with that
    sherry fundin recently posted…Giveaway – Two Thousand Lines by Michelle Jester @michelle_jester @XpressoToursMy Profile

    • It does have a lot of action and things move fast. ^_^