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‘A unique and imaginative story, where the reader can escape to a wonderful, magical world of fairies and witches. A FINALIST and highly recommended.’ -- Readers' Choice Book Awards  Summery of 5 Star review

"The Magical Tarot Deck" is an exciting fiction novel that readers of fantasy will love.

In this gripping sequel of The Madigan Chronicles, the Madigans thought they could relax after they retrieved the Dagger of Consciousness, but malicious Lucy takes possession of the family's Magical Tarot Deck. Now they must get it back in time before she will use it against them. Lucy sees her chance not only for revenge but also to pressure the Madigans to return the Dagger. More family secrets are forced into the open and magical talents emerge.

Alliance's shift and Fairy comes back to haunt them-- as one can never escape the Queen of Fairy that easily.


The Magical Tarot Deck (The Madigan Chronicles Book 2) by Marieke Lexmond is a stunning novel infused with sorcery and
enchantment. It is a fabulous story with a complex plot, dual story world, and engaging characters, good and evil. The Madigan family's ongoing drama and their magical rites are intriguing, and it is fascinating to see where the series takes them. Mab, the queen of the fairies, and the frightening and evil Madigan relatives, Lucy and Mara, are the perfect villains and easy to despise and distrust. This book is the second in the series, and even though it does all right as a standalone, there are times it can be confusing if you haven't read the first one. It does leave readers on a cliffhanger, but it is an excellent segue into the next book. Everyone who enjoys urban fantasies containing witches, fairies, and voodoo, will not
want to miss this series. -- Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

It’s of paramount importance with fantasy stories (especially those in which magical abilities and artifacts take such prominent center stage in the story) that the rules and limitations that come with magic are established quickly and rigorously adhered to from beginning to end. The job is made harder in the second novel in a series, where the original story rules must be obeyed and expanded upon. Marieke Lexmond clearly has a full and consistent magical world ready for readers to get lost in and explore. The members of the Madigans are able to spring to life under her skillful prose and her ability to build a vivid and beautiful fantasy world. The Magical Tarot Deck lives up to the quality of its predecessor and continues a journey of conflict between dangerous forces, both good and evil. It is a highly engaging and dynamic story that has been very well told, and I recommend it to all. -- K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Magical realism and urban fantasy are two of the hardest genres to cover, and author Marieke Lexmond does justice to both. I love how the author sets the story's tone from the very beginning and gives readers an inkling of what will happen next. We already know Ceri is stuck, Lucy has an agenda, and Tara has no idea what is about to happen to her family. Each character plays a flawless role in furthering the plot; all of them have the power to improve and help the fight against Lucy. Bridget is slowly letting her magic blossom, which is the most fun part of the story for me. However, I don’t think that the story is any less entertaining. There is action, suspense, and a rush of fantastic plot that just kept me reading on and on. Highly recommended to fans of urban fantasy and paranormal action! --Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

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