Release Date: March 26, 2015
Genre: New Adult-Paranormal | MC Romance
Reveca Beauregard had long ago been dubbed the Queen of Darkness by the dead. To the living she was known as the Pentacle Daughter, the only acknowledged female member of the Pentacle Sons MC, the most lethal biker correlation known to exist. She was rumored to be a witch. That rumor, of course, was true.
New Orleans was her home, at the Beauregard Boneyard, the safe haven the Club resided within. Only those in the inner circle were as Reveca was—immortal. To be as such you had to choose the life, and the life had to choose you. For either to occur, death came first.
Those deaths came from wars the Sons fought with both the mortal and immortal worlds, as they bent the decrees of the modern lawmen and the paranormal world at large who had no hope of opposing the dark splendor of their vengeance.
Presently, the mysterious murder of a mortal coupled with the cold-blooded slaying of Reveca’s close friend has led the lawmen to place their corrupt accusations upon the Sons. A forced barter with a Lord of Death has landed the Club with a soul that is set to rock the foundation the Sons as a whole stand upon.
Maybe some of you remember when I reviewed the first four episodes of Jamie Magee's EDGE a while back. I rambled a lot and mad gushed about this novel. I mean it's NA-MC Paranormal Romance, New Adult-Motorcycle Club highlighted because I'm not the biggest fan of these, and yet JMagee managed to strip me of words, and had me expressing mad love for this serial. I'm no different now so I whipped up my trusted bullets, hoping that this breakdown will help me, and you, make sense of my experience reading the complete season of EDGE. Good luck!
- LOVE TRIANGLE: You all know how much I ABHOR love triangles, and other romantic geometries. I'm making an exception here though because JMagee put quite the kink on this situation. Caught between two delicious hunks is Reveca Beuauregard. On one side we have Kenson, Reveca's first love and soulmate who died in battle all those centuries ago. Unbeknownst to Reveca, Kenson, now called King, survived and became this infamous warrior in the other realm, he's back to fulfill a prophecy, or the Rapture, with Reveca's help. On the other side is Talon, Reveca's partner in crime, the one who put Reveca back together, loved her, kept things together, and grounded her, and has been Reveca's most faithful and loyal servant and lover since.
- TENSION & CONFLICT: EDGE is rife with chaos. Remember, the story is occurs in two dimensions, our reality and another world. The Sons of Pentacost, Reveca in particular, is caught in two different wars that's happening simultaneously. There's the one involving a rival MC, dirty cops, murders, and drug dealings. Then there's this pending war with Gods, war lords, souls, gah! It's a clusterfuck and it's action-drama at its finest!
- MYTH: I'm sure by now you can tell how complex EDGE is. Well it's the same thing with its myth. It's so complicated and yet so simple. Witchcraft and magic is at the heart of things here, but it's not your simple toil and trouble, bubbling cauldron type. It's ancient magic, elemental, deep stuff that involves Gods and claiming of souls. Reveca, in her grief, created Edge, similar to purgatory and "birthed" immortals, like Talon. It's some heavy artillery here and very unique I don't have anything to compare it with.
- CAST: EDGE is composed of a LOT of very interesting people from witches, to Pheonixes, fallen angels, beasts, etc. Truly there's no "supporting" characters here because each one of these personalities have a purpose in terms of a bigger picture. Reveca might be at the center of it all and the story surely gravitates towards her, but the rest of the group, both the protagonists and the antagonists, have roles to play when this war goes down. It's like a game of chess where when played right, even a lowly pawn can win the game for either team.
- LOYALTY: I love novels that depicts virtuous loyalty. Brotherhoods, familial love, unbreakable friendships, these themes turns me to mush and instantly makes a fan of this reader when I see it in novels. The Sons are no different, they got each other's back 100%, they're fiercely possessive and protective of their MC, including their 'Ol Ladies, and blindly trusts Reveca and Talon's leadership. When these to says "jump", the Sons asks "how high", but don't get me wrong, the Sons are batting for the good guys, and despite allegations of illegal activities, the worst thing they've done (aside from killing monsters and the bad guys), are dealing prescription drugs to those who can't afford it.
I mean how do you even begin to sort out something like this?! It's so compelling, it's hard not to get invested. I mean, what kind of decision tree does one follow when one is face with having to choose between a soulmate and a man you also deeply love and has deep history with? I still don't know the answer, JMagee tried to resolve it in an organic way, but boy is it messy and all tangled up, I don't see the pissing contest between King and Talon ending here.
I love EDGE very much, however there's some subjective stuff that I hope will be amended in the next season:
- ITALICS: Some words have double meaning like appear, in unique cases it meant apparating in the novel. I wish these particular words were italicized to connote that the activity is propelled by magic and not some trivial action.
- SERIAL: This part serves as an advice to you in case you're planning to give this novel a try. EDGE is originally released as a serial and very episodic. I know some of you prefers to wait for all the parts to come out so you can binge. However in this case, it might work better if you try and chop it up in pieces. Why? Because each episode not only continues the story arc, it also features the other characters, their histories, roles, and what-not in the grand scheme of things. The cast is quite sizeable so at some point, the people started running together in my head and my brain got saturated. So if you're a little slow like me, taking bite size pieces works too, unlike other serials, the cliffhangers here aren't all that painful.
- GLOSSARY: I seriously think this novel needs one because of the myth and the number of people involved. Like I said, the world is very imaginative, unique, and complex, having a glossary of terms and characters will help keep things straight.
I've never enjoyed peeling an onion as much as EDGE. JMagee took her time in telling the story, vividly painting the panorama with colorful details and vibrant hues, it's sure to fire up your imagination and emotions. I apologize for rambling, that tends to be the case with me when I fall in love with the book hard. So thank you, Jamie Magee, for making a bumbling idiot out of me. I appreciate that very much.
IMPT NOTE: If you're curious yet not totally sold, you may take a guiltless dip because the first serial is FREE on Amazon! Put those grabby hands in action!