Dakota Frost is a force to be reckoned with. Tall, bold, kick-ass, and fiercely protective; she's no-one's damsel.
The world of magic and the supernatural is filled with factions and secrets, and Dakota has had her fill of the complications caused by unwarranted suspicion and infighting. Even a trip to California with her daughter is complicated by the need to assuage the vampires, mages, and fae that this is a vacation, not a power grab.
Away from home, and out of her official jurisdiction of the nascent Magical Security Council, Dakota is pulled into a magical feud that seems to be targeting her newest flirtation, a fireweaver of notable skill and power. But what seems like a series of targeted attacks against one woman, are actually a small part of a larger conflict, one that interests mages of all types, and one that involves Dakota directly.
Overall, an enjoyable read. Quick pacing and good handling of a diverse collection of elements. My biggest issue may be attributable to the text being a pre-publication copy, but some of the word use is a bit odd (such as referring to "internets"). It's not often that I come across characters with Tourette's, so a main supporting character living with the condition stood out. I like the different types of magic, with some interesting and distinct forms. The inclusion of dragons is an added perk.
Advanced Reader Copy copy courtesy of Netgalley; differences may exist between uncorrected galley text and the final edition.