Review – Demon Magic and a Martini by Annette Marie

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December 25, 2020 by ceresbooksworld

Demon Magic and a Martini by Annette Marie

Book four in The Guild Codex : Spellbound series

Book four in The Guild Codex Universe

Publisher : Dark Owl Fantasy Inc

Publication date : April 12th, 2019

Source : Ebook

Rating : Evil Love


When I first landed a bartending job at the local guild, I didn’t know a thing about magic. These days, I’m practically an expert on the different magical classes, but there’s one nobody ever talks about: Demonica.

Turns out they have a good reason for that. My guild is strictly hellion-free, because who wants to risk life and limb to control the biggest bullies on the mythic playground?

Well, some people do, and now a demon has been loosed in the city. My three best friends are determined to slay it, but even badass combat mages are critically out-magicked. And that’s not all. The monster they’re tracking—it’s not hiding. It’s not fleeing. It’s not leaving a trail of corpses everywhere it goes.

The demon is hunting too. And in a city full of mythics, it’s searching for deadlier prey.

If we can’t unravel the demon’s sinister motivations, more innocent people will die, but finding the answers means digging into dark secrets … and learning truths I never wanted to know.


Tori is now part of the guild, now she can train and accept missions. Everything goes wrong when a demon is released in the city. All guilds are on the alert, all fighters are actively searching for this demon.

Here we are at another turning point in Tori’s life, I think from now on the choices she’s going to have to make are probably going to be complicated.

In this tome we learn a little more about Ezra, finally Tori learns more because for my part I had no doubts even though I have some questions that remain unanswered.

We learn more about demons and I was scared many times in this book, I cried with Tori because I understand that her choices were not simple and that hiding was not the right thing for her to do.

I love the relationship between Tori and Ezra, he is always there to protect her but you can also say that she is ready to sacrifice herself for the three mages.

Everything is going to change from now on, whether it’s for Tori or for Ezra, Aaron and Kai. Their secret is no longer a total secret.

I loved this book even more than the others, the complexity of this world when it comes to magic is impressive, I’m so attached to all these characters that as soon as anything happens to them I get stressed.

We also discover a new character or rather three new characters in this tome and I can’t wait to read the next tome to learn a little more about them.

Annette Marie has done well with this volume and with this series. I can’t let go anymore and I dream about it at night.

Quick word: A series to read absolutely.


Tori fait désormais parti de la guilde, désormais elle peut s’entrainer et accepter des missions. Tout part en vrille quand un démon est relâché dans la ville. Toutes les guildes sont sur qui-vive, tous les combattants recherchent activement ce démon.

Nous voici à un autre tournant de la vie de Tori, je pense qu’à partir de maintenant les choix qu’elle va devoir faire vont probablement être compliqué.

Dans ce tome nous apprenons un peu plus de chose sur Ezra, enfin Tori apprends plus de choses parce que de mon côté je n’avais aucun doute même si j’ai des questions qui restent en suspens.

Nous en apprenons plus sur les démons et j’ai eu peur plusieurs fois dans ce tome, j’ai pleuré avec Tori parce que je comprends que ses choix n’étaient pas simple et que se voiler la face n’était pas pour elle la bonne chose à faire.

J’aime la relation qui se crée entre Tori et Ezra, il est toujours là pour la protéger mais on peut aussi dire qu’elle est prête à se sacrifier pour les trois mages.

Tout va changer à partir de maintenant, que ce soit pour Tori ou pour Ezra, Aaron et Kai. Leur secret n’est plus totalement un secret.

J’ai adoré ce livre encore plus que les autres, la complexité de ce monde en matière de magie est impressionnante, je suis tellement attachée à tous ces personnages que dès qu’ils leur arrivent quoique ce soit je suis stressée.

Nous découvrons aussi un nouveau personnage ou plutôt trois nouveaux personnages dans ce tome et j’ai hâte de lire le tome suivant pour en apprendre un peu plus sur eux.

Annette Marie a bien réussi son coup avec ce tome et avec cette série. Je n’arrive plus à lâcher et j’en rêve la nuit.

En bref : Une série à lire absolument.

About the author

Annette Marie is the author of YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, romantic fantasy Red Winter, and sassy UF series The Guild Codex.

Her first love is fantasy, while fast-paced adventures and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She proudly admits she has a thing for dragons, and her editor has inquired as to whether she intends to include them in every single book.

Annette lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it’s not quite that bad). She shares her life with her husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat—Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.

Find out more about Annette and her books at


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