Review: Ethics of Magic by L.C. Mawson

Okay, so maybe taking powers from an ancient, unfathomable being wasn’t the best idea…


When the school was in danger, taking a helping hand from Nature seemed like the only option.

But now the Council of Light are asking to examine my magic, and I get the sense that I’m just a pawn in their game of political chess.

If they decide that my connection to Nature makes me a threat, or worse, discover my connection to Maria Brown, the criminal they’re still trying to catch, I’m screwed.

If I want to survive, I’ll have to learn the rules of their game. And fast…

Everyone knows by now how much I LOVE this series. Well L.C. Mawson just took it up a notch in Ethics of Magic. Damn, this one is intense rainbows. Holy sugar. I gotta give you a heads up, there are some psychological torture scenes and there is death involved in this book. It all fits with the storyline, but sugar…whew. Mawson almost had me crying like I was on Barbara Walters.

I do not mean to get all on my soapbox, BUT the reason why I love this series so much is because Mawson emphasizes that we make our own family especially within the LGBTQIA+ community. This series covers almost everyone under the rainbow from asexual to straight. One of the characters has autism. The main character has scars. Mawson includes every character in the battle and in the friendship group. One for all and one for all. 

Then you add in the excellent storyline in each book of the series such as the story in this one of protecting and standing up for your friends. Just like in life, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. There are consequences and Mawson does not take the easy road which can be tough on us readers (laugh).

“Those in power hate when those without power start gaining it. And solidarity – standing together – is power.”

Maureen to Amelia, Loc 1063, Chapter Six

The adrenaline of near misses, wins, then OMG moments in Ethics had me on a freaking rollercoaster of emotion. I cannot wait to do it again in the next book.

I really hope you take the time to read this series. It is fun, romantic, and diabolical with Mawson’s twists and turns. You do not want to miss out on this ride.

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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Books in the “Ember Academy for Young Witches” series:

#0 Foundational Vampire Studies (see my review on 20 December 2019)

#1 Basics of Spellcraft (see my review on 2 December 2019)

#2 History of Magic (See my review on 18 February 2020)

#3 Advanced Healing Spells (See my review on 13 May 2020)

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Further Details:
Publisher: 11 June 2020
Cover Design: Moorbooks Designs
Series: Ember Academy for Young Witches #4
Pages: 147
Settings: Ember Academy
Sex: PG-13

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