Witch Warrior books 4 to 7.
By T.R. Cameron.
My rating ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars.
Blurb from book four:
Boston’s magical underworld is at war, and Cait Keane and her Dragon partner Aza are stuck in the middle.
The Roses and the Dragons are at each other’s throats after a failed assassination attempt brings their simmering feud to a boil.
The assassin that ruined Cait’s first day on the job has become a force to be reckoned with – and he’s got her square in his sights.
That’s okay. She’s got weapons aimed at him, too. Did we mention there’s a dragon?
But wait. The shifters are increasing the pressure, trying to force everyone off their land. The mysterious master thief is calling in his favor.
And Cait’s newly unlocked power means family trouble ahead.
The ultra-evil Rhazdon artifacts are still in play as well. The fuse is lit for an explosion of chaos.
Cait and Aza will have to move fast to deal with all the challenges that face them.
Will their team be enough backup, or if it will all come crashing down?
The US Marshal with something extra wouldn’t have it any other way.
Overall this series is an okay read. But… that’s about it. It is puttering along at a steady pace and each book is more or less more of the same. This can be good or bad. Good if the books are really good but these books are not really really good. They are just okay.
There are essentially two main story arcs at the same time. The one with Cait’s family and their furry problem and the one revolving around Cait’s real job and the crime families. I am not a great fan of this. It feels like an attempt to fill the books by cramming in two separate stories instead for spending effort to write one story really good and with proper attention to details.
Also, these two stories have now dragged on for seven whole books without really getting anywhere. Sure, new characters are introduced, new complications and revelations have been added but it still feels like the author(s) have no clear goal in mind. It is a bit too much “dragging on” for me.
In the good side Cait and her family and friends are nice characters. I like them and the bantering that goes on between them. The magical action is also quite good reading. This nonsense with Cait’s mother’s harping about marrying some bloke with the proper standing in the magical community is quite annoying though.
Overall I did enjoy these reads but they do give the impression of being a bit mass produced urban fantasy (Michael Anderle has slapped his name on the books as well so I guess that is not really that much of a surprise actually) and the core story idea could have been better implemented.