Review: Candidate {Black Mage 3) by Rachel E. Carter


Candidate (The Black Mage #3)
by Rachel E. Carter

Welcome to the Candidacy. Where dreams go to die.

Twenty-year-old Ryiah is a black mage of Combat, but she’s not the Black Mage. Yet. She’s had her eyes on the legendary robe for as long as she can remember, and in just one year, she will have a chance at her country’s prestigious—and only—tourney for war mages… Too bad she is going up against a certain prince—the one person she has yet to beat.

The Candidacy finally arrives and a winner is robed, but something dark is lurking in her kingdom’s midst. Rival nations are closing in, and it’s time to make an alliance.

Unfortunately for Ryiah, that’s only the beginning. The worst enemy resides in the palace.


Rachel Carter continuously amazes me with her writing prowess and powerful story. Reading Candidate felt like entering the Hogwart’s world with Katniss Everdeen at the helm and Ash the Iron Fey by her side. And the twists and turns had me gasping for breath! Ryiah and Darren are awesome heroes.. Prince Blayne is the ultimate tyrant.. And oh! I can’t believe what happened with Derrick…. Just when my heart was softening for him. Argh.. This third book by Rachel Carter is all sorts of action-packed masterpiece and crazy wonderful perfection.


I feel like my lungs are about to burst, it hurts to even breathe. I don’t know how to properly react, after all these surprising twists and turns. I think this is by far the best in the Black Mage series and I am holding my breath for the last one.

Candidate featured a story about love and deception by blood. There’s really nothing more devastating than learning that your own kin would be the cause of an annihilation that was about to happen. Brothers against brothers, loyalty versus honor, love against deception.

Love love love everything in it and can’t wait to read The Last Stand.




2 Comments Add yours

  1. I wholeheartedly agree, Ate Claire. This books is perfection. Heartbreaking but perfection nonetheless. I wish you even more strength for the fourth book. ❤

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  2. Please omit “s” from “books”, ate. haha


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