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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
Null and Void: A Royal States Novel by Susan Copperfield is a fascinating novel that will thrill fans of fantasy and paranormal. In a world ruled by magic, what can someone born without magic do? Mackenzie Little is born without magic, which automatically puts her into the null caste. After every attempt to give her a break and identify any hope of magic in her fails, her mother enlists her for a charity auction where anything can be bought for money. It is here she meets her ex-boss, Dylan Mason, and Mackenzie gets the experience of a lifetime. Nine months will roll by and Mackenzie will demonstrate the strength her mother hasn’t seen in her as she fights to protect her family from a society that thinks of nothing but magic. Can she succeed in a grand prize battle between royals?
This could be a tale of magic, but it is character focused and the reader will enjoy the way Susan Copperfield handles the social setting. The social divide comes out clearly in the narrative and it constitutes one of the key aspects of the conflict. But it is interesting to watch Mackenzie as she struggles to blend in, to belong. The reader will notice that, in a world that relies solely on magic to define one’s worth, a “null” brings in a completely new way of looking at life and relationships. Null and Void: A Royal States Novel is beautifully written, with prose that is crisp and graceful, laced with powerful descriptions and insightful passages. This is a story that will entertain and inspire readers, inviting them to look past what society thinks about them to embrace their own path.