Review: The Danger of Destiny by Leigh Evans (Mystwalker #4)


Danger of Destiny by Leigh Evans // VBC ExclusiveThe Danger of Destiny (Mystwalker #4)
Leigh Evans
Published: March 3, 2015 (St. Martin’s Press)
Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon
Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

Reviewed by: Krista

Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars

Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does reference events from previous books.

So it had been more than a year since I’ve delved into the Mystwalker universe and I had a little trouble remembering where I’d left off with Hedi Peacock. Although Evans quickly brought me up to date in the first few pages.

Hedi and Trowbridge have returned to Merenwyn to complete not one, but several impossible tasks. They even have hidden agendas from one another. So no, theirs is not an open and honest relationship, at least at the beginning of The Danger of Destiny. First and foremost in Hedi’s mind is destroying the old mages spell book and freeing her brother from the old mages’ bodily possession. And she has only three days to do it. Unfortunately Hedi quickly discovers that the situation in Merenwyn is quite a bit direr than it at first seemed.

One of my issues with the prior books was the struggle that Hedi went through. Seriously nothing ever turned out right for her; she is massively understating it when she claims to be Karma’s bitch. This is something that has not changed. Hedi always does things the hard way. I don’t even know if she would even recognize an easy way.

In the past, the endless struggle took away from the story, but in The Danger of Destiny the characters were going somewhere. With each accomplished task or hurdle overcome, the characters grew instead of repetitive stagnation. By the end of The Danger of Destiny, Hedi and Trowbridge have become very different characters.

I really did enjoy The Danger of Destiny. It, and the series, is one of those books that is a great palate cleanser. Sometimes you have read too much fluff or been drowning in heavy fare and just need something new. I would recommend checking out the Mystwalker series. Although it is the series conclusion, The Danger of Destiny is the best book in the series.

Sexual content: sex

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