Ritual Magic

Ritual Magic

Eileen Wilks / Nov 20, 2019

Ritual Magic In Eileen Wilks s new Novel of the Lupi FBI agent Lily Yu is about to confront a power even darker than magic On her th birthday Lily s mother suddenly loses all memory beyond the age of twelve Li

  • Title: Ritual Magic
  • Author: Eileen Wilks
  • ISBN: 9780425263365
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • In Eileen Wilks s new Novel of the Lupi, FBI agent Lily Yu is about to confront a power even darker than magic On her 57th birthday, Lily s mother suddenly loses all memory beyond the age of twelve Lily knows her mother was attacked by something than magic More and darker.When Lily and Rule discover that others suffered the same, mysterious loss at the same tiIn Eileen Wilks s new Novel of the Lupi, FBI agent Lily Yu is about to confront a power even darker than magic On her 57th birthday, Lily s mother suddenly loses all memory beyond the age of twelve Lily knows her mother was attacked by something than magic More and darker.When Lily and Rule discover that others suffered the same, mysterious loss at the same time on the same night their investigation into the darkness begins Joining them is someone Lily never thought she d see again Al Drummond, who once tried to destroy her He also happens to be dead But the mysterious attacks were caused by a power strong enough to affect matters beyond the world of the living.With some victims losing years of memory and others their lives, Lily must discover what on earth or beyond connects them.

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      • Eileen Wilks

        Eileen Wilks first book, a Silhouette Desire published in 1996, hit the USA Today Bestseller List and was nominated for Romantic Times Best First Short Contemporary award Since then, her books have appeared consistently on national bestseller lists With thirty two books in print and novellas in nine anthologies, she has been a finalist in the prestigious Rita Awards three times, as well as receiving several nominations from Romantic Times, including one for Career Achievement in Series Romantic Suspense.Each book in her World of the Lupi series gains a larger audience It was originally sold in the Romance section of bookstores, but and you will be able to find copies cross shelved under Sci Fi and Fantasy as the popularity of the series grows Eileen has lived in the West Texas town of Midland, TX for over 30 years three years as a young teen, and the remaining years since she moved back here as an adult When she first started writing over 10 years ago, it hit her like the first drink for an alcoholic or the first kiss for Romeo and Juliet.She came to writing romance in a roundabout way Having read and loved science fiction for years, that s where she first tried her hand when the writing bug bit Somehow her stories always ended up having a strong romantic subplot, but she hadn t read a romance since the early 80 s and didn t think those little books were her kind of stories But when a friend in her critique group began working on a romance novel, Wilks decided she needed to give the genre another try She asked her friend to recommend some titles and quicker than you can say Jayne Ann Krentz, she fell in love The genre had been busy growing up while she wasn t watching These days, with romances comprising over 50% of the mass market books published in the U.S there are romances to appeal to almost every taste historicals, paranormals and contemporaries that range from romantic suspense to romantic comedy, from inspirational to sizzling.Eileen covered a lot of territory before coming home to Midland, having lived in Canada and Venezuela as well as twelve U.S cities in five states Profile taken from the author s site with her permission.


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    1. After reading the hot mess that was the latest Anita Blake book, this was hot chocolate on a cold day. With marshmallows AND whipped cream! Mmm. BRB, going to make some hot chocolateOkay, so we have the amazing relationship between Lily and Rule that keeps growing and it's awesome. But, they both struggle with feeling like everyone who gets hurt is somehow their fault. That's the problem with being two control-freaks in a world that's out-of-control. Lily's mother is attacked magically and she f [...]


    2. I've never seen someon whine in a silent and collected way before Lily. I'm not sure how she does but while she has her badass act going on, she is whining! I don't know whether to praise or criticise Wilks for that feat of character building.Rule, baby boy, you are a fucking werewolf chieftain of one of the strongest clans and heir to another. You are around 60 years old, successful businessman and a hot piece of ass. Ffs stop channeling Jacob from twilight. No more angsty brooding stuff.Cullen [...]


    3. For me this was the weakest book until now. Don't thinks that it's a bad book, because it's not, but I found it much slower than the previous ones.What I liked was Julia (Lily's mother) and Hardy (the saint).The exploration of spritual part was interesing, but very confusing and convoluted.I hope the next one wil be much more interesting.


    4. Absolutely fabulous.But wait, don't start with this book. You need to start with Tempting Danger, the first book of The World of the Lupi series by Eileen Wilks. This series is one of the best kept secrets of the urban fantasy world and it makes me kind of sad that it is not as popular as some of the other series out there. Ritual Magic is the 10th book in the series. Yup, book 10. Book 11 just released last month so this is a well established series with an amazing world. There's werewolves (or [...]


    5. Each year, I challenge myself to read through a series to either finish it or get up to date. This year’s series is Eileen Wilk’s World of the Lupi - an urban fantasy series for the mystery and romance lover. It showcases her brilliant werewolf culture, but includes fey and demon realm races with gods and goddesses, dragons and magic wielding humans. Her characters are drawn with depth and her main characters pull the reader in for an intimate experience like a visit with old friends.In this [...]


    6. Remember when I said this series might have run its course for me? Scratch that. This book was a comeback in a big way. All of the disconnect I had been feeling was gone. All of the character focus I missed, was back again. I was engaged from the very beginning. The pacing was good, the plot moved fast, and I didn’t want to put it down from beginning to end.One of the things that drew me in was the set-up. Lily’s mom, Julia, has lost her memory. She thinks she is still 12 years old. She can [...]


    7. Finally!! The end I had been waiting for :-)It has been a little while since I read the Lupi series, and I was so captivated by the complex world and the developing relationship between Lily and Rule that I read books 1 - 9 back to back. Now though I had forgotten aspects of the world, but I think EW did a good job of recapping what was important but I almost wish I had reread them before picking this one up.Once again there is a solid action packed plot that left me wondering what was going to [...]


    8. While Ritual Magic wasn't my favorite of the Lupi series it was still good and there were some things that I really likedabout this story as Lily's next case strikes close to home - Lily's mother, Julia, is left with only the memories of her twelve year old self as a result of the fallout from a ritual murder. Some (not too spoilerish) thoughts I loved Julia and Toby together, and I liked the insight into Lily's relationship with her mother that Lily's iteractions with Julia gave Lily. Actually [...]


    9. 4/5; 4 stars; A-Well now, this story highlights one of the things I like about this series; each book unique! Wilks does not use the cookie cutter approach the way some authors do and each book is not an excuse to introduce a new romantic relationship. Ritual Magic takes a bit of a side step, the way book four (Night Season) does, and in the process introduces a new antagonist as well as deepens our understanding of Lily's mother and the relationships amongst all the members of Lily's family. I [...]


    10. Took me a while to get into this book. It has been a while since I read the last book and couldn't remember all the players and exactly where we were in the story. Once I got into it, it was pretty good. Most of the story revolves around Rule and Lily and Lily's family. We start the story off from Lily's mom's POV. She thinks she is a twelve year old girl. She's lost all of her memory since then. We get to see a different side to Julia Yu and also Edward Yu, Lily's father. We also get to see Tob [...]


    11. Lily's mother is psychologically attacked and has lost all memory of her life past the age of 12 (she's 57). Unfortunately this is not amnesia. The memories have actually been stripped of her mind and real magical help is necessary to bring her back. Oh my this installment is chock full of surprises. We finally get to see the wedding of Rule and Lily but at the end of the book. More a celebration of life than anything else. A wonderful ceremony that had real meaning for Lily and Rule as well as [...]


    12. The world in this series is always stellar, but I admit this time it was difficult both for me and the heroine to understand magic/spirit/and the like.An extremely emotional journey that clearly had both readers and characters unsettled. Weird to see Ms Yu unsettled though :D




    13. Ritual MagicBy Eileen WilksRue and Lily are set to be married in weeks when Lily’s mother loses her memory. This is only the beginning of the challenges that Rue and Lily must face in book 10 of the World of the Lupi series. I do recommend that you read the first books before attempting this one. There are pieces you wouldn’t understand unless you read the beginning books. All your favorite characters return in this book…Sam the dragon, Cullen, Benedict, Drummond, even Friar is back.Eileen [...]


    14. Compulsion, persuasion, corruption. These three words and the urge to define and explain them take up a lot of room in this otherwise very good read. There was a lot of repetition, too, as Ms. Wilks attempted to explore the similarities and differences between right and wrong, and good and evil. Eventually it got (mostly) sorted out, and the read just escaped being preachy.That being said, the main story was entertaining. I must admit I skipped some of the bits of introspection (see above) and w [...]


    15. Yet another excellent installment in the World of the Lupi series. If you're a fan of UF, I highly recommend this series. I loved the focus on Lily and Rule, and the small tidbits we saw of Toby and Grandmother were lots of fun as well. I could have done without the few short scenes with the villain and his victim in another plane, however. I'm not sure it added anything to the story whatsoever. I'll definitely be rereading this one!



    16. Let me say 1 thing I am so damn happy next book is the last I just want to be done with this series because it really is bad and cheesy as all hell. The plot is pretty bad and so are the characters but Graphic Audio production of this is great. Because of that I feel that I must listened to the end of it.


    17. *Genre* Paranormal Romance*Rating* 3.0*My Thoughts*Ritual Magic, the tenth novel in the World of the Lupi, finds Lily Yu's mother Julia on center stage after waking up without any memories of the past 45 years and truly believing that she is 12 years old. Lily, who works for the FBI's Unit 12, and Shadow Unit, immediately suspects that her mother has been targeted by Robert Friar, the Big Bitches eyes and ears on earth, the Lupus only real enemy, and Lily's greatest threat to hers and Rule Tanne [...]


    18. This is an original review from Booked & LoadedAll opinions are my own. I personally purchased this title. Original rating 4.5/5Ritual Magic by Eileen Wilks is the 10th book in the World of the Lupi series. Ritual Magic adds to this series deep and intricate storyline and character building, but doesn't stop there.Ritual Magic just seems to make it clear how much smarter some people are than others. (I am talking about me here.) Wilks' ability to layer absolutely amazingly complicated world [...]


    19. Ritual Magic hits close to home when Lily's mother Julia's mind suddenly reverts back to when she was twelve years old. While Lily detects a little bit of magic residue, there's not enough to determine what was used on her mom. AS the investigation continues we come to find that Julia Yu was not the only victim of memory loss. All had varying degrees of loss. Some a couple of days some years of their lives. Now Lily and Rule have to find out who and what is causing this attack and what is the ul [...]


    20. 4.5 Stars ReallyAs if 2 weeks and 5 days before your wedding doesn't carry its own drama, Lily has a front row seat for her next case. At a family dinner Lily's mother, Julia, goes to the ladies and returns missing the last 45 years of her life! Before long similar cases are popping up all over the city and threads to a complicated plot are apparent. Is this Friar's latest gambit for Her? Or is it a diabolical plot being carried out by a new and nefarious someone else?The pacing for this install [...]


    21. As much as it pains me to admit it, "World of the Lupi" had lost its edge for me. Book nine was the beginning of my growing dissatisfaction with the series and now "Ritual Magic" has sealed the deal for me. Truth be told, the series has dragged on too long and I hope this book is the end.For four books now Lily and Rule have been talking about and planning their wedding. The event is just two weeks away; but, before they can finalize the last minute details they are hosting a 57th birthday party [...]


    22. When reading this series I always thought Lily's mother was a bit cold, but after reading this book her actions make more sense. I was stunned when Julia's memories went missing, even more so when Julia ended up at age 12. This new Julia was so different, even a little fun, but as things went on you realized how smart she was. I found my heart breaking with the last conversation that Julia had with Lily. I found myself thinking back to that at the end with the big ceremony and hoped, like Lily, [...]


    23. Although I bought this book when it came out, for some reason it didn't appeal to me until now. Rule and Lily and her extended family are at a Chinese restaurant when Lily's mother goes to the ladies room and when she comes out she is 12, not in body but in mind. Lily knows that magic has been used but no one, not even Sam seems to know what kind. They know Friar is involved but they aren't sure how. Then Lily discovers that her mother isn't the only victim. And time is running out. If they can' [...]


    24. I have loved the Lily/Lupi novels since the first book, but the series is starting to fall into the inevitable problem of too many characters. While the writing is excellent (as always) and the plot, layered and complex, there is so much going on and so many explanations to catch up the reader on back story events, that the books don't seem to flow as easily as they used to. That being said, I loved this storyline and the new complexities of the plot. It is difficult to sludge through some of th [...]


    25. 4.5 stars Last book in the WotL series and it is a doozy! Starts off with a bang right away as Lily's mom is hit with magic and loses her memory. Then as Rule and Lily deal with that, more magic hits the city and they are on a scramble to figure out what and why. The book meanders a bit, and Wilks gets a little heavy handed with her discussions on magic and spirituality - but I've come to enjoy these moments in her books and to expect them. But the tension picks up again and then we end in the m [...]


    26. Maybe 4.5 stars. Starts off a little slow, but once I got into it I was fully engaged. Not tied directly into the overall story arc necessarily, but there was enough going on in terms of plot and character development that I'd say it's one of the stronger titles in the series -- but I also enjoy books that explore ethics and moral philosophy. If that's not your cuppa tea, you might not have as much fun with this as I did. And I did have fun -- enough to have me wanting to re-read the entire seri [...]


    27. A solid read but not for the faint-hearted. The world building is incredibly detailed and complex; this is not a book that one can just jump in and follows the story without reading previous installations in the series. The way that Wilks writes the Rule/Lily relationship is just sublime. You just can't help but fall in love with this couple, and I love the interactions between Toby and Julia. The only thing that would make this book a bit more satisfying for me is some insights into Julia and E [...]


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