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Magnus Flyte

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Magnus Flyte is a pseudonym for the writing duo of Meg Howrey and Christina Lynch. Howrey is a former dancer with the Joffrey II and the winner of an Ovation Award. She is the author of the novels The Cranes Dance and Blind Sight and lives in Los Angeles. Lynch is a television writer and former Milan correspondent for W Magazine. She lives near Sequoia National Park in California.

An interview with Magnus

Our publishers at Penguin have generously cited us as the “writers behind Magnus Flyte,” or made reference to Magnus Flyte as a pseudonym for “writers Christina Lynch and Meg Howrey.” We are not going to contradict them, but we generally prefer to think of ourselves as Magnus’s handlers. Or wranglers. Believe us, this is not always an easy task. The elusiveness of Mr. Flyte is legendary. We’re... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 07, 2013 14:58 Tags: astronomy, comedy, dark-magic, flyte, humor, magnus, penguin, science, sex
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City of Dark Magic (City of...

3.47 avg rating — 9,839 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte
"An unusual title, “City of Dark Magic” is the debut brainchild of Christina Lynch and Meg Howrey—writing under the pseudonym Magnus Flyte—and is a difficult book to classify into one specific genre. Murder and suspense are key, but dashes of paran..." Read more of this review »
City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte
"I received a ARC and couldn't have been happier because it sounded so interesting. Fortunately, I was not let down. I thought this book was a lot of fun to read. It wasn't too serious and yet it wasn't too fluffy either. I loved how it merged mode..." Read more of this review »
City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte
"Enormously good fun - loved it. To be read in the spirit in which it's clearly intended - not one for the po-faced. And yes, alchemy and nookie are closely related! Chapeau, ladies ;-)"
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A Death in Vienna by Frank Tallis
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I love this series--fantastic historical details about turn of the century Vienna. Nothing flashy here, just meticulous research, well-drawn characters, and consistently interesting mysteries.
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As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories by Alistair MacLeod
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Stunningly beautiful writing. Do yourself a favor and read this book. Slowly, while no one is bothering you. Savor every word. It's not very long, but it's very, very good.
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The Cranes Dance by Meg Howrey
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I loved this book! The ballet world is beautifully drawn in a way we've never seen before (you can tell just from the opening line), the sensibility is darkly funny, and the story moves along with perfect suspense. I couldn't stop reading it, and I'v ...more
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“Only the passionate were immortal, it seemed. If you fought, screwed, screamed, laughed, or otherwise experienced life intensely, for better or worse, you left a record. Those who lived a quiet, well-behaved, well-tempered life? Gone without a trace.”
Magnus Flyte, City of Dark Magic

“Prague. Praha. The name actually meant “threshold”. Pollina had said the city was a portal between the life of the good and … the other. A city of dark magic, Alessandro had called it.”
Magnus Flyte, City of Dark Magic

“What do you know that you’re not telling me?"
"I don’t know what you know, so I don’t know what you don’t know.”
Magnus Flyte, City of Dark Magic


What should our November 2018 pick be?

The Bone Witch - Rin Chupeco (High Fantasy)
  30 votes 19.9%

Practical Magic - Alice Hoffman (Urban Fantasy)
  27 votes 17.9%

The Paper Magician - Charlie N. Holmberg (Historical Fantasy)
  18 votes 11.9%

  13 votes 8.6%

  12 votes 7.9%

Mark of the Demon - Diana Rowland (Urban Fantasy)
  11 votes 7.3%

Hexbreaker - Jordan L. Hawk (Paranormal Romance)
  10 votes 6.6%

Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia (Urban Fantasy)
  8 votes 5.3%

City of Dark Magic - Magnus Flyte (Urban Fantasy)
  8 votes 5.3%

Witch's Reign - Shannon Mayer (High Fantasy)
  7 votes 4.6%

The Wizard's Daughter - Barbara Michaels (Historical Fantasy)
  3 votes 2.0%

  2 votes 1.3%

Captivated - Nora Roberts (Paranormal Romance)
  2 votes 1.3%

151 total votes

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Magnus will do a virtual book tour alongside his real one, and answer all of your questions about City of Dark Magic (and give teasing answers about t ...more

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