On the run and hiding from the suits, Carolyn’s life is far from straightforward. After her mother and brother go missing in a most extraordinary way, (through a hole to another world which appears in the kitchen wall!), she is determined to track them down and bring them home. But life is never that easy! Rescued and protected by a group of unusual and likeminded people , Carolyn hones her magic and fighting skills. Whilst answering a call to retrieve a human from another world she is faced with a quick decision and ends up bringing a demon back with her. Little did she know what effect this demon would have on her. As each day passes her strengths grow and her magic develops to assist her in her quest to track down her family, but there are decisions to make that will affect the rest of her life.
The Calling is a story of Carolyn McInally who’s life change suddenly with a disappearance of her mother and brother. That’s when she learn about other realms and existing of demons. She also acquire magical powers and becomes someone called a destroyer.
What I enjoyed most about this story is a description of magic, Otherworldly creatures and mages. Louise White used common tropes from fantasy stories and made them in her own way unique. The character development of Carolyn is very strong, at the end of the book we see how she changed though she still has traits of a teenage girl which shows her as a flawed character that we can relate to. My favourite side character was Sean (maybe because of his resemblance to Benedict Cumberbatch? 😉 ).
The book ends on a cliffhanger and I desperately need to find out what’s going to happen next!