Dagger Magic (Adept #4)
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Dagger Magic (Adept #4)

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Adam Sinclair, the Adept, faces mankind's most dire threat--a cult older than Christianity, with the power to resurrect a new, demonic Third Reich.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 1st 1996 by Ace (first published 1995)
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Christy Ford
Dec 15, 2009 Christy Ford rated it 1 of 5 stars Recommends it for: people who like the earlier books, and want to stop.
The previous books in this series certainly aren't literature, but they're passable enough as light reading.

This one? Well, this one's a mess.

The general feeling of the book is that the author(s) are just phoning it in. It really doesn't introduce any new ideas or character points from the previous ones, and just feels like the characters are going through the same old motions once again. What few new concepts are invented seem tangential to the plot, hastily thought out, and often internally in...more
Lianne Burwell
After the previous book being a stand-alone break, this one returns to Francis Raeburn, the lead villain of the first two books. And the plot?

Evil Nazi Buddhist monks. Seriously.

Okay, and there was a b-plot that was completely unrelated and seemed to come from the need to take a story of more novella length and make it novel length. Really, this book is more a novella and a short story smashed together, and they didn't really fit. Enjoyable, but not much more.

So, one more book in my reread of th...more
Nicholas Whyte
http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/2001339.html[return][return]Starts with Irish coastguards discovering a long-wrecked Nazi submarine and being promptly murdered by sinister Asian monks. Then we shift across the water to Scotland where the police are aided by a psychic order of nobility linked to the Templars (and white so therefore not sinister). The first line of page 72 is, "At the heart of the Inner Planes lay the Akashic Records" - and at that point I decided I could read no further. Sorry, lif...more
I enjoyed the previous books in the Adept series. They combined the right blend of history/occult for my tastes. This one, unfortunately, was marred by bad copyediting with typos and dropped words. I enjoyed the scenes between Peregrine and Julia; she finally came alive in this book, rather than the angelic cypher of the earlier books. But it was a slog to get through.
This is the fourth volume of the series. While a descent read I don't feel it is as good as the previous volumes

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