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Aurora Firenze lives a quiet life hiding in a junkyard. Her repair shop is the last hope for gadgets and gizmos before they get tossed onto the trash towers. Fortunately, Aurora can fix almost anything, including mages, though repairing people with metal enchantments is highly illegal.Edmund Rallis, heir to the Rallis senate seat, has spent months hunting down his errant eAurora Firenze lives a quiet life hiding in a junkyard. Her repair shop is the last hope for gadgets and gizmos before they get tossed onto the trash towers. Fortunately, Aurora can fix almost anything, including mages, though repairing people with metal enchantments is highly illegal.Edmund Rallis, heir to the Rallis senate seat, has spent months hunting down his errant enchantress. He’ll play every game he knows to win her back and entice her to share the secrets she hides. But he’s inadvertently put her on the frontlines of a new game, one with an opponent who’s determined to destroy Rallis Territory and drive the Republic toward war. If the new enemy isn’t stopped in time, Edmund will lose his enchantress again—and this time there won’t be another chance....

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Number of Pages : 274 Pages
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Enchanter's Echo Reviews

  • Erin Fanning
    2018-08-16 06:31

    With a style as enchanting as her enchantress heroine, Aurora, author Anise Rae has created a setting that feels familiar yet is unlike any literary landscape I've traveled before. The corner diner at first seems ordinary, but the waitress casts a spell to keep the coffee hot, and an appliance repair shop is really a front for a workshop where magical metal limbs, including a heart, are created. The world of Enchanters Echo—Mayflower Mages Book 2—is also home to an enchantress who leaks clouds of glitter when she’s nervous. And Aurora has plenty to be anxious about. Not only is she the protector for a group of outcasts, but Aurora must also track down a force trying to destroy the territory, as well as decide if Edmund, a handsome heir, is worth her trust. Whew!Rae handles all these plot twists with ease and a subtle sense of humor. The tension between Edmund and Aurora adds to the fun, and a twist at the end reveals a villain I never saw coming. Combine all this with a fairy-tale atmosphere and you have an enchanted adventure that’ll leave you itching to read more of the the Mayflower Mages Series.

  • Marsha Spohn
    2018-07-20 05:26

    *I received an e-ARC of Enchanter’s Echo from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*Enchanter’s Echo is the second book in the Mayflower Mages series. The first was Syphon’s Song.Read on for my thoughts on Enchenter’s Echo. No true spoilers, promise.I absolutely loved the world building in this novel. I enjoy reading alternative universe based novels mainly to see how the author changes, merges and creates an entire new existence. And as a result, has me believing it in totally. I don’t know that I’d want to live in this world, too many secrets to be held close in order to keep your life – but it certainly is delightfully entertaining to visit.Aurora and Edmund’s story is full of suspense, suspicion and secrets. It’s obvious that they love each other. Equally obvious that they have different ways in dealing with the harsh realities of their world. Each has magical abilities, neither one will back down from a fight in which they believe they are justified – so, we end up with powerful people needing to find a way to fight their common enemy without tearing each other apart.I would invite you to check out the Mayflower Mages series for yourself. In an alternative universe almost anything is possible – and I think you need to experience this universe for yourself. You will find dark and light magic, really nasty villains to hate, a very well defined secondary cast of characters to enjoy and a mystery that will take their combined talents to figure out.I am eagerly waiting on the next story – and I think you would be too if you’d read the series. So go on, pick up a copy and fall into an amazing story that will keep you interested to the very last page.

  • Brain
    2018-08-13 03:31

    I loved the hero of this book. It's been a very long time since I've come across such a wonderful leading man. As much as I liked Aurora, Edmund totally stole my heart. It took me a few chapters to get into the book - perhaps because I haven't read the first in the series. But I did like the world built here. Great alternate reality version of USA as mage run Republic. I'd like to read more.But if it hadn't been for the wonderful love story between Edmund and Aurora, it would have been a 3 and half star read at best. With them, it's shot straight to my keeper shelf.And I'll be reading everything else this lovely author may have written in the past.Wholeheartedly recommended to anyone who enjoyes a truly strong hero unafraid of his feelings and the will to express them.I received this ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Erin Burns
    2018-08-12 08:32

    I received an ARC of this book from the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.I picked this up because I’ve been in more of a fantasy/sci-fi sort of mood, rather than a paranormal one. The concept was interesting, so I picked up the first book in the series to review as well. And I really, really liked Syphon’s Song. So this may be the very first time in my long life as a reader that going back and reading the first book(s) in a series made things harder rather than better. I read Enchanter’s Echo immediately after Syphon’s Song, and I was just disappointed. It took me a bit to figure out why. And that was because while I became interested in this book based on it’s own blurb, when I went and read the first book, there was a character whose story I wanted more. I really wanted Selene’s story, and this wasn’t it, heck they didn’t even mention her. But that is not the fault of Enchanter’s Echo. So I went back and re-read it for itself, and with that in mind, and I liked it much better.I enjoy the world building and the premise, and I liked how each main character’s secrets unfolded. They just have such natural balance and symmetry, and the heroine is not remotely weak or dependent. The villain wasn’t obvious, and they weren’t just a cardboard cutout of a person either. They weren’t entirely 3 dimensional, but they weren’t bad either. My one complaint about this book is I consider the ending a bit of a dues ex machina, and it was hard to get past that. I think the author may have written herself into a corner there, but it wasn’t awful. Overall, I am giving this 3.5 stars, and I am more than interested in reading the next book, even though I expect it STILL won’t be Selene’s book.

  • Mel
    2018-08-05 00:20

    Enchanter’s Echo is the second book of the Mayflower Mages series by Anise Rae. I liked this book even better than the first one. It is more action-packed and does not focus as much on the romance as the first book did. Enchanter’s Echo is a great continuation of the series. Each book of the Mayflower Mages series can be read as a standalone. Though I do recommend reading them in order, since they center on one family and follow a timeline. So in the second book the happenings from the first book will be mentioned and therefore spoiled if you planned to read the first book later. But every book has an ending of its own which is nice for a change. In Enchanter’s Echo we get to meet “Aurora Firenze [who] lives a quiet life hiding in a junkyard. Her repair shop is the last hope for gadgets and gizmos before they get tossed onto the trash towers. Fortunately, Aurora can fix almost anything, including mages, though repairing people with metal enchantments is highly illegal. Edmund Rallis, heir to the Rallis senate seat, has spent months hunting down his errant enchantress. He’ll play every game he knows to win her back and entice her to share the secrets she hides.” (Goodreads) This story is a lot more interesting than the murder case in the first book. I was happy to notice, that many problems I had with the first book seemed to be taken care of in the second book. This time the focus was more on finding out who caused the problems in the Rallies territories and the social structures. Learning more about the “black sheep” of the mage system and how they lived was interesting and gave the whole world Rae created more depth. I wish we also had learned more about the terrorist attacks but, unfortunately, they were not mentioned at all. I was glad that the romance part of the story did not take over. Aurora and Edmund make a cute couple and it was clear from the beginning that the story would be similar to Vince and Bronte’s story. Only this time Rae managed to work the romance into the story. Rae seems to like couples who obviously have feelings for each other but fight an inner battle about giving in to their feelings. Reasons like “I don’t deserve him/her” and “It would never work” are mentioned over and over again. I must admit, I am not the biggest fan of that. I mean, that a character might have doubts is a given but after the character has made a decision I want him or her to stick to that decision and not go back and forth again and again. On a personal note, I would have wished that the romance had not been pre-existing. The love story felt like a repeat of Vince and Bronte. I had been looking forward to reading more about Edmund after the first book. He seemed like such an interesting character. Unfortunately, he became a little flat in this book. I feel like his interesting character traits fell victim to the love story. For a long time I also could not pinpoint why I felt so disconnected to the story. I had the same problem with the first book but I could not figure it out until now. Rae focuses very much on the two main characters. Almost the whole book is about the two main characters even though so much is going on. We are introduced to minor characters but very often they are only mentioned or have a very short interaction with one of the main characters. I wish Rae would focus more on the side characters especially since she has some great characters on the sideline. There is a lot of potential and it would give the story more background. Overall I enjoyed Enchanter's Echo very much and I favor it over the first book. The story was faster paced and the romance less overwhelming. I am curious who will be the love interest in the next book. There are some great possibilities and all of them seem interesting. Again I recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a romance book with a well thought-through magical system. *I want to thank Kensington Books and Netgalley for kindly providing this ARC in return for an honest review*

  • Megan
    2018-08-10 08:19

    "The keep-out spell awoke at her approach. The enchanted mesh of vines and branches that blocked the entrance to Rallis Territory's forbidden forest vibrated in welcome as its creator returned..." (Enchanter's Echo, opening page)Full review at MoonBird Book Channel.Welcome to Book Two in the Mayflower Mages series. Picking up shortly after the events in book one left off. Our heroine is an enchanter mage (one of several new breeds of mages that author Anise Rae introduces us to) living on her own terms on the wrong side of the Republic tracks (known as the Drainpipe).When we meet Aurora Firenze, she's on the backside of a long-term vow to one of the founding families (the Noble family) and she's not in a rush to find herself avowed to the service of another family, no matter how deep her bond with Edmund Rallis is. (Remember him from Syphon's Song?)Much like her previous book, Rae is writing a romance with so much more. We've got a case of sabotage on the Rallis family (and their entire territory) and an entire cast of suspects to choose from. And while they're trying to save Rallis (and Edmund himself), our hero and heroine are on a crash course to falling in love.I want to take a second here and commend the author. In both of her books now, she's featured a love story that, while complicated, isn't tortured. I really love that and found it so much easier to root for our couple--they were in love and even if one (or both) thought sacrifice was necessary, there was no question (or potential love triangle) to muddy the waters. It was pure and emotional and came across the pages. I dug that!There's a gentleness to Aurora (compared to the timidity and fear our poor Bronte carried in Syphon's Song) that's sweet and sort of made me want to hug her--or at least invite her over for hot chocolate and Jane Austen movies.I mentioned in my previous review how much I admired Rae's world building. It was all still here in book two, but in this entry in the series, I was fascinated by the way the vibes (magical auras) ratcheted up the sensuality and tension in the story...almost like a separate character in itself. It made the bonds between Edmund and Aurora that much more layered and was fascinating to imagine.As if I needed more reasons to love this series, I happened to reach out to the author via social media with a question about review timing. I'm happy to report she's just as lovely as her series and it makes me root for an author and their work even more when they're genuinely nice people.Rumor has it (okay, she told me) that's she's hard at work on book three, and if you happen to read the acknowledgements, she mentions book three will be Gregor's story (you'll remember him from Syphon's Song.)Hooray, ya'll!!Enchanter's Echo was incredibly unique, well written and full of complex characters that you can't help but to root for. The magic was fantastic and really draws you in.(I was incredibly lucky to get an advanced review copy of this book through NetGalley. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own.)

  • Gaele
    2018-07-26 06:41

    world that is mage driven with plenty of mystery, danger and consequence to be found in making the wrong choice. Rae gives us plenty of convoluted connections and divided loyalties as the power shifts from one clan / family to the next, not to mention those characters attempting to survive outside the more ‘official’ groups in the society. With light and dark magic, inherited territories and a strictly defined series of laws to define and control the country. Aurora is a wonderful character: she’s an enchantress who wants to stay out of the limelight. Her particular talent is to work with metals and metal-implants, she can fix just about anything. Her hideout is in a junkyard where she is busily repairing items. The items aren’t an issue, but her work on people, particularly metal-enhancements for them is highly illegal. Not interested in being controlled by or indebted to any of the ruling families, she tries to keep herself off the radar. When she is confronted with a metal eye by Edmund Rallis, the heir to one of the most powerful territories, their former connection and his ultimate fascination with her starts us on a roller-coaster ride of ups, down, adventure and danger with plenty of ooh moments for the romance. See, Edmund is a bit of a contradiction: he believes in his family’s power and the rules of the republic, but he doesn’t always feel comfortable in his position. A bit stuck in his ways, Aurora and the love he has for her despite the differences in their outlook, position and willingness to flaunt the law is steadfast. He is steadfast and unwilling abandon his love for her despite these potential pitfalls. I not only adored his loyalty for Aurora but his determination to live up to the expectations of his birth and position, showing a determination and solidity of character that proved just how far he will go for what he wants. As the two work to unravel the mystery surrounding the newly opened rift in the bond / barrier for Edmund’s family as they try to explore and uncover what is between them. Although I wished that the demarcations between Aurora’s and Edmund’s magic was clearer, it’s either rude or illegal for them to discuss the details. What does appear, however, is the solid play and interplay between the two as they struggle for answers both to the mystery and their relationship. Wholly engaging with plenty of imaginative elements put together in new and different ways, with a romance that is wonderfully built and not overly angsty despite the characters being more different than alike at first, I couldn’t stop reading and now have to get the first in this series. I received an eArc copy from the publisher for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

  • Rebecca
    2018-08-06 01:22

    This book I felt was very fairy tale like, it had a mix of different aspects from numerous fairy stories that make it very easy to relate to as it is the kind of love story I grew up on, well except from the hot as hell books. It was very well written and an enchanting read that I could not put down.The main character is Aurora, a very powerful although fairly unthreatening character even though she has immense power. She lives in an isolated tower of trash in a smaller district of the country lives. When someone threatens the security of the land she lives in she is reintroduced to someone she used to know. I liked Aurora as a character as no matter how feeble or insecure she felt she could still hold her own in a fight; she is a perky and seemed determined to solve any problem she was faced with.The secondary character I found to be most noteworthy is Edmund Rallis, it is his family who holds the seat of power within the region that Aurora is and while they had met before Aurora managed to escape him. He finds her again but it is at the same time as he finds his family fighting to retain control of the lands they are in charge of as there is a battle brewing with another.The storyline and pacing I thought were brilliant; the storyline I found to be original and great fun to read and the pacing kept us guessing until the very last minute what would happen between our two characters who I hoped would turn out to be a couple.4 stars a good read.

  • Lorie
    2018-07-31 03:41

    This is a stand alone book but also part of series. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I enjoyed revisiting characters from a previous book and learning more about them and their world. The world building is very well done. The magic system is consistent and different from others that I've read so far. It was fun learning about the main character Aurora and how her magic balances Edwards. Learning what drove Aurora to criminal yet not criminal behavior and how that works out held my attention for the entire book. The interaction between characters is witty and sometimes funny. The overall story arch had just enough mystery that I kept reading it but not so drawn out that I skipped to the end. It had just enough of everything I find enjoyable when reading a book, magic, different worlds, different social set-ups, different consequences for actions, romance, adventure, struggle and resolution. If you enjoy those things in your books then you'll probably enjoy this book too. I enjoyed it so much I read it in one sitting and then wanted some more. I look forward to this authors next book.

  • Cecilia Dominic
    2018-07-27 04:40

    As other reviewers have said, I stayed up too late to finish this one. As if the characters weren't fascinating in their own right, Anise Rae has built an intricate and interesting world for them to inhabit. In this book we get more of the political and even some of the spiritual context that shapes them and their actions, but it's all presented organically and never feels like info dumping. I loved Aurora and her idealism and how it's contrasted with Edmund's politically jaded but determined demeanor. Oh, and as for his family - the secondary characters are just as well-drawn and fun as the primary ones. Another great book by a fabulous author, and I can't wait to read more of this series!

  • Jessica
    2018-08-10 04:27

    Aurora is an enchantress who wishes to avoid the glittery world of the Light. Living in the Junkyard, she is makes a living fixing that which is broken, even if that means risking her life. Edmund Rallis, heir to one of the most powerful territories in the Republic has been looking for his enchantress after she ran away from their forest tryst. Once he found her, he will risk all odds to keep her in his arms.I really enjoyed this book. Almost reminded me of Cinder with a more passionate love affair. I am looking forward to reading more in this series.

  • DemetraP
    2018-08-13 08:29

    I liked book 1, Syphon's Song, better. The heroine here was just too...perfect. She's gorgeous, she has a very rare mage power, everybody loves her, blah blah blah.

  • Dark Faerie Tales
    2018-08-07 07:29

    Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: An enchantress and the Senator’s son…Will they be able to save their love?Opening Sentence: The keep-out spell awoke at her approach.Excerpt: NoThe Review:Aurora is an enchantress, she spends most of her time at her quiet repair shop ever since her contract with the Noble’s ran out. She has been hiding from everyone including Edmund. Mostly because she has made some illegal enchantments and if she is found it she will be killed. So when Edmund shows up with a metal eye that he knows she made, despite her best efforts his magic forces the truth out of her. But she is shocked when he destroys the enchantment to prevent anyone else from figuring out she made it.Months ago both of them made separate vows of silence and they literally can’t answer certain questions. When Edmund’s bond with the land starts to tear they know there is trouble. When he invites her to the ball, and she finds out that the Rallis’s have lied to everyone about her father’s death, Aurora is distraught. The Rallis move to have her sign a contract with them. In order to help protect her secrets as well as their own.The game is afoot though, and the real question is who is causing the tear in Edmund’s bond? Will Aurora and Edmund be able to figure it out before it’s too late? Will they be able to save their love?Edmund is heavily featured in book 1, and I can’t quite remember if Aurora is introduced in that book as well or not. It was an interesting duo of books, the setting almost seemed too similar to that of the old South but in the modern paranormal era with cars and such. It could be hard to follow along at times, and I wasn’t always that interested.Overall, I thought this was okay, a lot of potential, just not sure it was fully delievered.Notable Scene:She was right. The vibes of unnatural physique made it impossible for a ruling family to bind a mage and ensure his loyalty, leaving the mage a renegade with uncontrolled energy. That was reason enough for the founding families to despise it. But it wasn’t just the descendants of the Mayflower Mages who hated it. The uprisings of 93 and 02 that started in the south and spread to the northern territories would have never happened if the radical political group hadn’t had access to unnatural physique.FTC Advisory: Lyrical Press/Kensington provided me with a copy of Enchanter’s Echo. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

  • Book Gannet
    2018-07-20 03:39

    4.5 stars! If you like a cleverly constructed alternative history world with plenty of magic, an exploration of political power and an exploration of societal prejudice, all tied together with a lovely romance, then this book might well be for you. Even though I haven’t read the first book in this series, I still really enjoyed this. The author does such a great job in recapping necessary things that I don’t feel like I missed out on anything important. The mystery and action starts right from the first page, reuniting the two main characters and swiftly setting up the lines of conflict.Aurora is everything that’s good and giving, but because of that she also finds herself on the wrong side of a few Republican laws. I love that she isn’t really all that bothered about that because she thinks those laws are stupid; instead her worry comes from what will happen if she fails to protect her people. And just because she’s good and kind and caring, doesn’t mean she’s a pushover. She’s not afraid to stand up to Edmund whenever she feels he’s getting too up himself, and even though she’s terrified of his family she won’t be walked over either. I thought she was great.Edmund is a mass of contradictions – a consummate politician, the pride of his family, excellent with the public, yet a bit of a dirty secret too since he views his power as a bleak and terrible thing. I really liked how he loved Aurora, though. Regardless of whatever else takes place around them, his love for her never wanes. A bit like his love for his family’s Territory. He’s a man raised to be aware of his responsibilities and not once does he take it for granted or try to shirk it, even when it might mean the end of everything. He’s strong, he’s loyal and he’s also a nice guy with a core of strong personal integrity.One thing I do wish had been a little clearer was what the difference between a light power and a dark one actually was. Some are pretty obvious – Edmund’s is clearly dark, while Aurora’s is all light and bright and fluffy – but because it’s rude to ask about someone’s power it made the lines between the two really blurry for me. Not that it mattered too much, because most of this book is focused on the mystery that Edmund and Aurora are trying to solve as they try to track down the person ripping holes in the Rallis’ magical bond, while also slowly working out the boundaries of their own relationship, made all the more difficult by those pesky secrets, of course. Add in the crazy oracle High Councilor lady, and there was certainly plenty going on to hold my attention.Set in a wonderfully detailed world, with enough of a mystery to keep the story ticking along and a strong romance that made me long for a happy ending, this book was a thoroughly enjoyable read. With two strong characters I could really like, lots of intriguing magic and the potential for much, much more, I will definitely be getting the first book and keeping my eye out for the next in this series.(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)

  • Angel Hatfield
    2018-08-01 00:34

    **I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review**Aurora is an enchantress that lives hiding in a junk yard. She has her own repair shop. She can repair almost anything, including people with metal and enchantments but it's highly illegal. Edmund Rallis is heir to the most powerful territory in the republic. She met Edmund about a year ago and had a weekend with him. Edmund accused Aurora of making a metal eye. When he had it in his hand, he tossed it and she destroyed it. There is a bond around the Rallis territory and an enemy has torn a fissure in it. Whenever this is fissure in the bond, the ruling family feels pain. Aurora is able to heal the fissures. As Edmund and Aurora work together to fix the fissures, they start an adventure together. This book is enjoyable. You see Edmund and Aurora's love come through even as it's tested. Aurora is very kind and loyal and yet maintains an innocence about her.Edmund is also loyal but his loyalties change as the story goes on.

  • Tammy Wooding
    2018-08-12 07:38

    Aurora Firenze lives a quiet life hiding in a junkyard. Her repair shop is the last hope for gadgets and gizmos before they get tossed onto the trash towers. Fortunately, Aurora can fix almost anything, including mages, though repairing people with metal enchantments is highly illegal. Edmund Rallis, heir to the Rallis senate seat, has spent months hunting down his errant enchantress. He'll play every game he knows to win her back and entice her to share the secrets she hides. But he's inadvertently put her on the frontlines of a new game, one with an opponent who's determined to destroy Rallis Territory and drive the Republic toward war. If the new enemy isn't stopped in time, Edmund will lose his enchantress again--and this time there won't be another chance.

  • Stacy McKitrick
    2018-08-08 06:26

    Started a little slow, and read like a historical at times (formal dialogue), but once the action started, I had a hard time putting it down. I still can’t tell WHEN this story is. Now, in an alternate universe? Future, in how things will end up being? There are vehicles and such, so I assume NOT in the past. Whatever, I enjoyed reading this story.

  • Kristin Bowker
    2018-07-22 06:43

    Really enjoyed this book and I hope there is more to the story coming

  • Oscarb1007
    2018-07-28 06:24

    Cute. Fairy tale meets other world with class system.