Review – Lost Talismans and a Tequila by Annette Marie

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February 7, 2021 by ceresbooksworld

Lost Talismans and a Tequila by Annette Marie

Book seven in The Guild Codex Spellbound

Book ten in The Guild Codex Universe

Publisher : Dark Owl Fantasy Inc

Publication date : July 10th, 2020

Source : Paperback

Rating : Evil Love



You know that squirmy sensation in your gut when you have no idea what you’re doing and you’re about to screw everything up?

Yeah, that feeling.

I thought I was a good judge of character, but recent events proved me very wrong. Now, in a brilliant demonstration of my newfound caution, I’m putting all my faith in a demon—a demon who’s tried to kill me before. The squirmy feeling is making sense, right?

Unfortunately, I don’t have any other options. Ezra’s time is almost up, which means I need answers and I need them fast. So it’s time to toughen up, pack my gear, and find me one of the most illegal, reviled, and scarce mythics out there: a demon-mage summoner.

And all I have to do is follow a demon’s instructions on where to look. How could that go wrong?


Ezra discovered that Tori was in contact with Eterran and had the crazy idea to save them both. In order to do this she went on a trip with Aaron to the city where Ezra lived. They will be threatened, discover secrets and betrayals.

At the same time, we discover that Ezra is helping Robin and Zylas. This is the first book of the series which is told from two points of view, that of Tori and that of Ezra. Might as well tell you that I enjoyed it because being able to get into Ezra’s head at times.

Tori assumes her decision and that’s something I appreciate, she will also reconnect with her brother who will be part of her journey. We also see again Kai who is not very present any more because of his personal problems. We can see that the situation is starting to be dangerous for everyone, even for the guild, but whatever happens Aaron and Tori will do everything to save Ezra.

I also really enjoyed the passages with Ezra, Robin and Zylas. It’s not the great friendship yet but at least they help each other and that’s important.

Annette Marie managed to get me to read more than ten books from the same series in less than a month and it’s been a really long time since that happened.

Quick word: I loved this book, it’s full of twists and turns.


Et voilà, Ezra a découvert que Tori était en contact avec Eterran et qu’elle avait l’idée folle de les sauver tous les deux. Pour ce faire elle part en voyage avec Aaron dans la ville où a vécu Ezra. Ils vont être menacés, découvrir des secrets et des trahisons.

Dans un même temps, on découvre que de son côté Ezra aide Robin et Zylas. C’est le premier livre de la série qui est raconté de deux point de vue, celui de Tori et celui d’Ezra. Autant vous dire que j’ai apprécié parce que pouvoir rentrer dans la tête d’Ezra par moment.

Tori assume sa décision et c’est une chose que j’apprécie, elle va aussi renouer avec son frère qui va s’incruster dans son voyage. On revoit aussi Kai qui n’est plus très présent à cause de ses problèmes personnels. On voit bien que la situation commence à être dangereuse pour tout le monde, même pour la guilde mais quoi qu’il arrive Aaron et Tori vont tout faire pour sauver Ezra.

J’ai aussi beaucoup aimé les passages avec Ezra, Robin et Zylas. Ce n’est pas encore la grande amitié ais au moins ils s’entraident et c’est important.

Annette Marie a réussi à me faire lire plus de dix livres d’une même série en moins d’un mois et cela faisait vraiment longtemps que cela n’était pas arrivé.

En bref : J’ai adoré ce tome, il est plein de rebondissements.


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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