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Devil's Isle, Tome 1 : The Veil



Description ajoutée par Gkone 2015-03-12T10:02:28+01:00

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Seven years ago, the Veil that separates us from what lies beyond was torn apart, and New Orleans was engulfed in a supernatural war. Now, those with paranormal powers have been confined in a walled community that humans call the District. Those who live there call it Devil’s Isle.

Claire Connolly is a good girl with a dangerous secret: she’s a Sensitive, a human endowed with magic that seeped through the Veil. Claire knows that revealing her skills would mean being confined to Devil’s Isle. Unfortunately, hiding her power has left her untrained and unfocused…

Liam Quinn knows from experience that magic makes monsters of the weak, and he has no time for a Sensitive with no control of her own strength. But when he sees Claire using her powers to save a human under attack — in full view of the French Quarter — Liam decides to bring her to Devil’s Isle and the teacher she needs—even though getting her out of his way isn’t the same as keeping her out of his head.

But when the Veil threatens to shatter completely, Claire and Liam must work together to stop it, or else New Orleans will burn…

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Extrait ajouté par Hanouchka 2015-09-21T22:19:28+02:00

Magic wasn’t a problem for Paras. In the Beyond, they’d bathed in the magic day in and day out, but that magic had an outlet—their bodies became canvases for the power. Some had wings; some had horns or fangs.

Sensitives couldn’t process magic that way. Instead, we just kept absorbing more and more magic, until we lost ourselves completely. Until we became wraiths, pale and dangerous shadows of the humans we’d once been, our lives devoted to seeking out more magic, filling that horrible need.

I’d learned eight months ago that I was a Sensitive, part of that unlucky percentage. I’d been in the store’s second-floor storage room, moving a large, star-shaped sign to a better spot. (Along with walking sticks, my dad had loved big antique gas station signs. The sticks, at least, were easier to store.) I’d tripped on a knot in the old oak floor and stumbled backward, falling flat on my back. And I’d watched in slow motion as the hundred-pound sign—and one of its sharp metallic points—fell toward me.

I hadn’t had time to move, to roll away, or even to throw up an arm and block the rusty spike of steel, which was aimed at the spot between my eyes. But I did have a split second to object, to curse the fact that I’d lived through war only to be impaled by a damn gas station sign that should have been rusting on a barn in the middle of nowhere.

“No, damn it!” I’d screamed out the words with every ounce of air in my lungs, with my eyes squeezed shut like a total coward.

And nothing had happened.

Lips pursed, I’d slitted one eye open to find the metal tip hovering two inches above my face. I’d held my breath, shaking with adrenaline and sweating with fear, for a full minute before I gathered up the nerve to move.

I’d counted to five, then dodged and rolled away. The star’s point hit the floor, tunneling in. There was still a two-inch-deep notch in the wood.

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Commentaire ajouté par Hanouchka 2015-09-21T22:17:52+02:00
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L'Histoire a lieu après une petite Apocalypse causée par la rupture du voile entre les dimensions, la notre d'un coté et la dimension magique de l'autre (the beyond). On voit donc La Nouvelle Orléans dévastée et ses habitants qui tentent tout de même d'avoir une vie normale. Malheureusement, traumatisés par l'irruption de la magie dans notre monde, et par la guerre, les autorités ont déclarés la magie illégale et enfermé les Paras (les non-humains) et les humains "Sensitive". C'est dans ce contexte qu'on trouve notre héroïne qui tente de cacher son secret. On va la suivre dans ses péripéties pour sauver le monde et assurer sa survie.

Ce livre ne restera pas comme l'un de mes préférés mais il annonce de bonnes choses pour la suite. Le lieu en lui-même est intéressant, les différents Paras, le côté "Confinement" (qui m'a beaucoup rappelé une série sur les extra terrestres arrêtée prématurément) et bien sûr la magie. Claire ne m'a pas énervée mais pas l'opposé non plus, de même Liam, je n'ai pas vraiment ressenti d'atomes crochus avec les personnages, et c'est ce qui me gêne le plus. J'attends de plus les découvrir au prochain tome pour me faire vraiment un avis sur eux.

En somme, un livre très correct quand on aime l'urban fantasy.

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Devil's Isle, Tome 1 : The Veil

  • USA : 2015-08-04 (English)

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