Will of the Magus


Emily Veinglory


Elemental , Magic , Politicians


Loose Id LLC

Release Date

August 21st, 2012



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The walled town of Murrin Mere is suffering under siege. A young prince Auri turns to his tutor for guidance. The tutor, a Magus called Sterling, says they can use blood magic to defend the town. Sterling thinks only pain will feed his powers, by Auri thinks that other sensations might serve in its place, and in the privacy of the Magus's tower, he takes the opportunity to prove it.

Together they must fight enemies and find allies to somehow survive the inevitable attack, but these two are increasingly hard to tell apart and the two lovers find it almost impossible even to trust each other. Auri and Sterling are unavoidably separated by their promises and their obligations to others. After everything that they have achieved together, will the last thing they have to sacrifice be love?

Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: male/male sexual practices.



Book Cover

  • Generic but attractive


  • Read all at once (normal)


  • Not much, really

Character Depth

  • Ankle deep

Mood Upon Completion

  • Annoyed


  • Very few/no typos

Sex Scenes

  • Not enough scenes


  • The amount of angst was over the top
  • This book could have been a short story if the author made Sterling realize what love did to the will-stone as it happened
  • Found myself skipping pages
  • Sex scenes were perfunctory
  • It seems like there should be a sequel because the story ends so abruptly

Emotional Depth

  • Apathetic

Content Warnings

  • Character death (minor, present)
  • Abuse (physical, religious sadism)

I don’t think I’ll read any more of this author’s books. I’m just not impressed.

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