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How to Hunt a Menacing Magical Shadow

(Black Sheep #1)

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New magic is unpredictable, unreliable, and unsafe. The same could be said about Adrian Cotter, a snarky, cupcake loving, rookie police officer with the uncanny ability to make magic do anything but what it’s actually supposed to. The laughingstock of the police station, Adrian is determined to stick it to everyone who’s ever called him a worthless piece of trash, dreaming ...more
Kindle Edition, 359 pages
Published June 16th 2020
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Glen
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: firstreads, fantasy
I won this book in a goodreads drawing.

In a world much like ours, except that magic was recently discovered, a schlub cop gets picked on by everybody because magic doesn't really work for him, and he can't seem to do anything else right.

Then he's framed by murder, and all of a sudden the women love him. Is this why so many women want to marry serial killers?

Anyway, he's a fugitive from justice, finds he's a rare type of magician, and there's a bunch of betrayals and counter betrayals.

A little to
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Lois Strachan
I usually enjoy urban fantasy books that include elements of magic in a world that resembles our own. In this book, magic is treated as a form of science or technology, which was an interesting take on the topic.



I found the main character dislikeable and difficult to connect to, which detracted somewhat from my enjoyment of the story. While this is eventually explained, I felt the author could have given us clearer signals earlier on that might have redeemed the main character for me.



Despite t
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Mahdi  Jafarian
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a mixture of mystery, humour, and action in world where the unlimited power of imagination allows magic to happen, it’s an awesome book in it’s own genre.
Christine Schulz
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Christine Schulz is a fantasy writer and lover of all things magic. As a young child, she would put her imagination to work, pretending to live in a fantasy world where she could fly, fight the bad guys, and save the world. Although she could never master the art of flying, she did manage to put together all those creative ideas into a compelling story that formed her debut series Black Sheep.

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