In a town where the monsters don't always have claws, someone has to look out for the little guy. That's where I come in.
They call me cunning man, conjurer, wizard, but mostly they call me Ozzy. If a witch is throwing curses your way, or there's something scary scratching at your window in the night, I've got just the charm for you.
Mostly, though, I find things. Lost tr...more
Short and sweet: I liked it. If you ever liked Supernatural or enjoy urban fantasy check this out.
Pros: Well written, good characterization. Loved the inclusion of some less popular mythos and creatures.
Cons:Someone posted that this was a new contender for fans of the Dresden series...it is not nearly funny enough for that. Also the synopsis is somewhat misleading; the MC is less of a badass who can shrug off bullets and more of a super lucky scrappy type.
The Dealer is easily one of the most intetesting characters I've met out of the 180+ books I've read this year. Is he Ozzy's friend, foe, or a bit of both? What's his motivation, and will he cost our hero ...more
Ever since I finished "Skin Game", the last Harry Dresden book 3 years ago (and with no sign of a new book coming out), I have been looking for a character I could enjoy as much as him. I think I found him in Ozzy Turner. Ozzy is a man trying to do the right thing even though the odds may be against him. There are strong, likable characters in this story. I can't wait for the next book in this series Anyone who likes Jim Butcher, Kelley Armstrong, or Kim Harrison shou ...more
I will check out the second book, mostly because I'm hoping to see more of Ozzy and Lilian's relationship development.
For some reason with the description of the main character Ozzy I keep getting images of Chris Hemsworth or or his brother in my head which sort of made this book extra amusing.
The narrative is pretty cool and I love the twists and turns taken as well as the surprise at the end although this author is very fond of dropping down hints for future use. You kind of get that feeling even in the very be ...more
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Ozzy in addition to being a wizard is good at finding things, so when a father asks him to track down a family heirloom Ozzy takes the case a case that soon be ...more
The characters are well-developed, there's some humor, a good plot, and some twists. Plenty of action; this is not a dull book.
What makes it different is the main character isn't super powerful. He is not a wizard. Ozzy is a cunning man, a wiseman, a hedgemage. The local man, a few hundred years ago or in less populat ...more
If I had to pick fault it would be that there's a lot of really nasty stuff that happens in the book to innocents (children, animals and creatures that just don't know better) which isn't my cup of tea. However, it is well writt ...more
But over the past 10 years I’ve discovered some new (to me) fantastic authors.
But Chris Underwood who has written other books under another name, who’s books were fantastic meant that as soon as I knew he had written 2 more under another name I bought them and downloaded them to my Ki ...more
Slow to build up, but a good urban fantasy/mystery novel. I say mystery because while the story points continues towards its inevitable conclusion, there is a bit of a "who dunnit" to it. I'd be interested to find out more of the background of the main character. Maybe a spin off where he spends his days in the mines. I presume we find out more about this in later novels.
Great read, and a new author for me dribble over. The storyline is is great and set in a lovely place called Lost Falls, or at least it starts out being lovely. But due to some unsavoury characters, and a hero who is not quite a white hat but more of a man with a few character flaws to say the least. But his heart is in the right place, Ozzy is irresistible as a cunning man, living in a town full of unknowns. Fab
How cunning can he be? Oz is a cunning man. One who can use magic, intellect, and dare we say cunning to protect the community and help individuals. The Dealer is his nemesis or is he? A job to find a family keepsake turns into a kaleidoscope of changing targets and goals. I enjoy the intricacies or the plot. The main characters are fully formed and believable. I anxiously await the next book.
“Hello, I’m the big bad through the whole story; ruthless and cunning. Nothing can stop me... [last chapter] Oh wait, let me suddenly repent, help you stop me, and willingly take your place in your death curse. No problem, sorry for the trouble,” Geez...
Not many people know what a cunning man or Pellar is, so to read a story using them correctly was really cool! I wish the author has picked something other than witch for the reverse side of that because witch originally meant wise man, but I can see why. Amazing story and I highly recommend it for his original mythology. I look forward to the rest of the series.
This is a good exploration of an interesting alternative reality populated by legends,nightmares and humans changed to interact with "Strangers".
Fast moving and fun the story is twisty as any mystery fan could want while handing out doses of magic and fantastic beings.
Ozzy is a cunning man. He and his sister live in Lost Falls, where a lot of Strangers, mythical creatures, also live. Ozzy wasn’t always a cunning man. This book tells why he is a cunning man, what a cunning man does, and takes you on a great adventure with Ozzy, his friend Lillian, and his frenemy Rodetk.
I will probably read more of this series. I am not sure if it was me, or the book, but there were parts that seemed to lag a bit. Otherwise, towards the end, i really started to like the characters, which is what drives me to read further. Now that I know the world and the characters, hopefully The next one will draw me in better.
Very nice book. I enjoyed alot . I'm usually not into supernatural type books but this one grabbed my attention and kept it! It was actually something new to read besides the same old things you usually see in these kind of books and now I can't wait to read the next book 😁
I loved the story and the pace of the book. Interesting main character that I found myself cheering for!
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