Ink Mage - Victor Gischler

Her city was never taken, until now. The last of her line, young Rina must flee and along the way is turned into an Ink Mage. With every tattoo she gains. she grows stronger... But her new powers come at a price.


This was first published as an Amazon serial, but I just read the complete book at once. I'm however, not completely sure what to think of it. The story, for the biggest part, is quite standard and the magic is confusing. While at first the magic systems seemed very interested, things are not really made clear. Not everyone can set these tattoos but how do the people who can learn this. At the end there they are very surprised to find not one but two Ink Mages, even though earlier in the book Rina meets with several of them.


Since I also have the rest of the series, I will give them a try soon and hope things will become more clear there.


Ink Mage is the first book of A Fire Beneath The Skin.


Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!