Series: City of Dark Magic
on Nov 27, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Once a city of enormous wealth and culture, Prague was home to emperors, alchemists, astronomers, and, as it’s whispered, hell portals. When music student Sarah Weston lands a summer job at Prague Castle cataloging Beethoven’s manuscripts, she has no idea how dangerous her life is about to become. Prague is a threshold, Sarah is warned, and it is steeped in blood.
Soon after Sarah arrives, strange things begin to happen. She learns that her mentor, who was working at the castle, may not have committed suicide after all. Could his cryptic notes be warnings? As Sarah parses his clues about Beethoven’s “Immortal Beloved,” she manages to get arrested, to have tantric sex in a public fountain, and to discover a time-warping drug. She also catches the attention of a four-hundred-year-old dwarf, the handsome Prince Max, and a powerful U.S. senator with secrets she will do anything to hide.
REVIEW: When I was given the opportunity to read this book I had no expectations. I went in with an open mind and open heart. What I found inside these pages was the most entertaining and funny paranormal read I have come across in a long time.
City of Dark Magic is funny, sexy, and all around a fun paranormal story. Sarah Weston’s life is as exciting as her career, being an expert in Beethoven doesn’t necessarily makes her the hottest and most desirable woman on earth but it makes her the best and most knowledgeable and perhaps second best in her field. Her expertise in neuromusicology makes her a hot commodity and thanks to her mentor she ends up being called by Prague’s nobility to assist on cataloging some historical findings.
After receiving this invitation in a very unusual way, Sarah can’t deny her curiosity and desire to see what awaits her, but it is also the need to know what cause the death of her beloved mentor that pulls to her. The story starts to flow around the now reclaimed nobility of Prague, the mystery behind its long lost treasures and the mystery behind its owners.
I enjoyed this book very much, the authors did a great research job, bringing us bits and pieces of history and the most famous and loved musician and composer of all times. The authors do a great job maintaining this book lite, though it covers a serious subject they are also able to make it funny, sexy and all around entertaining. I liked the characters, the plot and the mystery. Sarah is young and vibrant, likeable and all around a nice girl, Max is sexy, young but with a spark of old that makes him even more interesting.
The combination of magic, conspiracy, sex, time travel, child prodigy/psychic and the mystery behind Beethoven’s love letters, magical objects and a drug that makes you see the past; makes City of Dark Magic intriguing and very entertaining. The characters are enchanting and the plot very engaging. I am looking forward to reading City of Lost Dreams next.
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