Kyle Wadsworth arrives on the Harvard Campus only to discover, much to his surprise, he's magical. Thus begins his four-year journey to learn where he fits in the world, which ultimately becomes a quest for true love.
Upon arrival at Veritas, Kyle quickly joins a group of peers who become involved in solving the mystery of a seductive siren in the library, while they learn about the magic inside themselves and around them, as well as the secret history of magic and those who practice it.
Kyle's trials and tribulations range from his need to meet the bisexuality prerequisite before he can study sex magic to the fact that the ancient prophecy he translates for his thesis project seems to be about himself. If Kyle is right, he'll need to find his true love, or the world as we know it is doomed.
“The Siren and the Sword is contemporary urban fantasy with lots of hot sex, or maybe it's contemporary urban sex with lots of hot fantasy, or maybe...hmmm. I don't know, actually. I guess I'll have to read it again to decide. And again. And again.”
—Steven Brust, author of the Vlad Taltos series
“I hope anyone who enjoys a great ongoing mystery imbued with fantasy, erotica, love and drama opts to read this and the rest of the books in the Magic University series.”
—Sara Winters; Dirty Mind at Work
“Kyle's journey of self-discovery is in some ways a familiar one. A young man finds freedom in college, finds abilities he did not know he had, and finds someone he likes, maybe even loves. The magic adds a level of spice to Kyle's journey. ... There are many very sensual scenes in the story, with a final scene that is a climax in a lot of interesting ways. The Magic University series looks like it's going to be a fun ride with lots of ... eroticism. The Siren and the Sword is a delicious start.”
—Paranormal Romance Reviews
“This is a grown up, sexy and fun story. Ms. Tan has done an outstanding job of feeding my Harry Potter obsession in a very adult fashion. I look forward to reading her other books in this series.”
“Joining Kyle as he experienced many rites of passage, both ordinary and magical, was a delight. It was such a treat to escape to Veritas. Count me in for the whole series, it’s just that good.”
—Manic Readers Reviews
“This freshman novel to the Magic University series is very well written and, although promoted as an erotica, this tale is considerably deeper than your average erotic novel.”
—Bitten by Books