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Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite
The Fate of Magick by Bella Rayne finds Dabney's whole life is flipped upside down after she discovers that the company she works for has been destroying her favorite forest by dumping their toxic waste. When she reports it to her boss, she loses her job. To top off her luck, her marriage has also ended and she heading for divorce, which is the push she needs to start her life over somewhere new where she encounters new people. Just when she thinks she has her new life settled, Dabney makes a shocking discovery about herself and soon discovers an otherworldly existence that helps her reach the core of her power and embrace the strength of who she really is.
The magical elements are stunning and bring a thrill into Dabney's life with lust, romance, and empowerment, where she's able to find the passion that was always lacking in her love life and to truly become herself. Bella Rayne explores magic rooted in energy and nature with the four elements and Dabney's own inner strength. She uncovers magick that opens her eyes and changes her life as she comes to understand what it means to be called the Destroyer. Romance enters her life and allows her to explore various relationships with one of her neighbors, then the exciting new world introduces her to the alluring Dhareyin. Their relationship is one of passion, heartbreak, and discovery that introduces her to a love that she never knew was possible and is a balance to her marriage that fell short on passion and excitement.
The story is built on self-empowerment as she had always been kept away from her true potential which kept her in the shadows of everything she could become. Darkness does run throughout the plot as Dabney continues to process the horrific death of her parents, face terrifying dreams, and cope with PTSD. The nightmares serve as a catalyst for her to unlock a shocking past and an extraordinary future. The Fate of Magick is exciting and action-packed with passionate romance, shocking dangers, and empowerment.