Magic Without Mercy

Magic Without Mercy

Book 8 in the Allie Beckstrom Series

We knew as soon as we stepped out on those streets, we were walking blind into a war. All of us were going to bear the pain for the magic we called upon. And I was going to have to bear the pain for carrying a weapon that made me face what I had become. A killer.

Allison Beckstrom’s talent for tracking spells has put her up against some of the darkest elements in the world of magic, but she’s never faced anything like this.

Magic itself has been poisoned, and Allie’s undead father may have left the only cure in the hands of a madman. Hunted by the Authority–the secret council that enforces magic’s laws–wanted by the police, and unable to use magic, she’s got to find the cure before the sickness spreads beyond any power to stop it.

But when a Death magic user seeks to destroy the only antidote, Allie and her fellow renegades must stand and fight to defend the innocent and save all magic….


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20 Responses

  1. Melanie W
    Melanie W April 5, 2012 at 4:21 pm | | Reply

    I just finished reading Magic Without Mercy and it is one of the best books I’v read! The ending was so exciting and i can’t wait for the next book!!

  2. Conny aka Psychobunny
    Conny aka Psychobunny April 9, 2012 at 2:52 am | | Reply

    Didn’t have much time to read lately but I finally started on MWM and though I just got past the Well of Life I’m already loving it. Tension is building up nicely and Shame is getting ever more loveable. I usually would complain about you hurting him that much but he suffers so nicely. And you gotta love a guy with a masochistic streak a mile wide especially when he’s a “bad boy” who can dish out just as much as he can take.

    Ok, enough of the Shamus love – most of us share it anyway *G* It’s not like I don’t like the others as well (especially Terric and Hayden). And Allie got at least 10 points extra for killing Bartholomew. With that guy it was hate at first read which means you do slimeballs very well too.

    I just wish there was more than just 9 books in this series. On the other hand I did enjoy Dead Iron a lot too and can’t wait to get my hands on Tin Swift. Always had a weak spot for wolves *sigh* Besides it will give you time to start on your new Shamus Flynn series, hehe. I do hope you have plans for that!

    Now excuse me while I keep reading till my eyeballs start itching from the inside. And after that I probably start all over again from the beginning *G*

  3. Tony Brooks
    Tony Brooks April 11, 2012 at 6:13 pm | | Reply

    I couldn’t put it down! When is the next one? What’s it called? Must have more! Write more books!Put them in hardback and I’ll buy them again! Now stop reading this stuff and write more books!

  4. Cindy Stoltz
    Cindy Stoltz April 27, 2012 at 11:15 am | | Reply

    I have listened to all the audiobooks except Magic without Mercy. It is not available yet. I love the series! I have to say it is my favorite and I have listened to many others. I need more to listen to on my 2hr commute to and from work! more more more Please :)

  5. Karen in Oz
    Karen in Oz May 2, 2012 at 2:33 pm | | Reply

    Hey Devon
    I’m another one waiting for the book on audio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WHEN is it hitting Audible??????????????????????????????

  6. Nina
    Nina May 7, 2012 at 1:06 pm | | Reply

    I agree with all the people waiting for the books on audible.. For those who have not listened to the books yet.. You will definitely LOVE Shame even more..Super Adictive!!

  7. Kristie Quon
    Kristie Quon May 8, 2012 at 12:31 am | | Reply

    Hi Devon!! As soon as I was able to, I ran to the bookstore to buy Magic without Mercy. Just finished reading it and it was AWESOME! I can’t wait for the next book!!

  8. Kath
    Kath May 16, 2012 at 10:12 am | | Reply

    Hey everybody,
    Write to Tantor Media at Let them know that you want them to produce MAGIC WITHOUT MERCY as they’ve done Devon Monk’s other works.

    1. Karen in Oz
      Karen in Oz May 17, 2012 at 5:41 am | | Reply

      Email sent…here’s hoping I can get an ETA on it.

    2. Nina
      Nina May 22, 2012 at 5:55 am | | Reply

      Done and done!! Can’t wait to get it in audio, even tough I bought all the available books in both audio and Kindle versions.

  9. Nina
    Nina June 3, 2012 at 4:32 pm | | Reply

    I’ve listened to all books available in audio twice and read them too, also twice..(yes, I bought both kindle and audio versions of all available and now I am twitching for more. I catch myself thinking of Shame and Terric’s fate as well as how Devon is going to close all the loose ends by this one last book. We need a solution for Kevin and Violet’s situation (poor Kevin! did he get divorced? or just separated from the wife who was taking him to the “poor house”?
    Will Daniel come to terms with the fact he can’t be with Violet anymore? Is he going to finally let go or haunt Allie forever?
    I hope that after this book #9 Devon will write more along the lines of this series. It is an awesome concept and the delivery just fantastic! Grabbed me from the start and I just can’t let go. Damn! November can’t get here soon enough!

  10. Karen in Oz
    Karen in Oz July 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm | | Reply

    SERIOUSLY!!!!!! It’s been ages, where the heck is the audio book??????
    I wrote to the publisher and did not get a reply.

  11. Jo
    Jo July 15, 2012 at 4:19 am | | Reply

    Great series – in fact just “magic” – finished MWM when is the next one due out – can’t wait!

  12. Maggie Slight
    Maggie Slight July 25, 2012 at 4:02 pm | | Reply

    Devon I am a college librarian and have just finished reading all of the Allie Beckstrom series which my 30 yr old daughter told me about. I loved them one and all BUT cant buy them for our school library because of the very small amount of sex you describe. is there any chance of there being a toned down teenage version out????? the story line is superb and wouldnt be ruined by less descriptive sex scenes (even though I had no problem with them). please please think on this as the kids would love this series. Librarian from Taupo New Zealand

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    SAM MARTIN May 3, 2013 at 10:45 pm | | Reply

    I can across this series on It was something different and delightful to listens to.
    I’m wondering when are the rest of the Allie Beckstrom series will be on audio books? I would love to read the book but I don’t have the time. I can see that this has been an issue with your fans almost a year now. What can we do to get this done? Who can we write to? Can we have the same narrator “Emily Durante”? She has done awesome job narrating your series. Thank you for your time and looking forward to hear from you.

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