Three Mages and a Margarita is a book about a redhead with a temper problem (in Canada of all places, ha!). She is employed as a bartender to pay rent, which works right up until a customer says something stupid (every week or so). Finally, she applies to work at a bar in the seedy part of town, where she proceeds to screw up yet again.
The good news? It turns out this bar needs a bartender who can hold her own, and the manager doesn’t mind Tori’s occasional assholery. The bad news? It turns out that the bar is the headquarters of a magic guild, and Tori was only allowed to work there because someone forgot to check if she was “in the know” about the magical world. Oops.
I recommend this book for those who adore the Urban Fantasy genre but hate when the whole plot is overshadowed by romance. That is not to say there isn’t romance in the book; rather that the romance doesn’t magically turn the main character into an angst ridden, hormonal mess.
The characters were fun, the world was interesting, and the plot was paced correctly. Three Mages and a Margarita was like a box of candy, enjoyable, fun, and satisfying. This book didn’t change my life or anything. I didn’t read this and think, “Wow, this book will stick with me forever.”
However, it was exactly what I needed at the time. It craved my urban fantasy binge bug and made me eagerly tear through the rest of the series. For an indie novel, this book was part of one of the better series I have read in the last few months. Best of all, the author comes out with books monthly, which means that the longest you will have to wait for the next installment is 30 days. There are seven books in the series so far, and one more on the way.
Go enjoy your candy!