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City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte
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Sep 11, 2012

it was amazing

Okay, I managed to take a peek at the other reviewers beforehand so I was guarded. I had no idea what the paranormal aspect of the book would be (if any) so I just took my time and just savored it. I usually find "dead" spots in a book, probably as fillers or some sort of wayward thinking of the author, but this book in my opinion, didn't have any! I was hooked from the beginning! It has a Dan Brown feel to it with the cryptic symbols, famous historical figures (hello Beethoven!), and the magnificent landmarks (reads like a tourist guide to Prague). I definitely liked the main character Sarah. She's smart, knowledgeable, and very interesting (she's a woman who is not afraid of her sexuality!). The writing is very good; it provides plenty of detail to let you imagine the scene, but not too much that it gets lost. I definitely appreciated the pseudo time traveling concept that made me think of ghosts and even had a believable feel to it. You can't help but imagine the past when the same structures and objects are still around. I don't like visiting museums, but this book made me rethink that now. Another sign of a good book based on historical events usually propels the reader to look up more info on the real history behind it (which I already did). Worthwhile book that should not only be read but put on your shelf for a fast-paced adventure read that you can turn to again and again.
Review copy provided by Penguin Debut Author Program.
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September 11, 2012 – Started Reading
September 11, 2012 – Shelved
September 15, 2012 – Finished Reading

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