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A Furnace Sealed

The Adventures of Bram Gold, Book 1
Narrated by: TJ Clark
Series: The Adventures of Bram Gold, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs
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Bram Gold is a Courser, a hunter-for-hire who deals with supernatural creatures, mystical happenings, and things that go booga-booga in the night. Under the supervision of the Wardein - his childhood friend Miriam Zerelli, who is in charge of all magical activity in the Bronx, New York - he's who you hire if you need a crazed unicorn wrangled, some werewolves guarded while they gallivant around under the full moon, or an ill-advised attempt to bind a god stopped. 

The Bronx is the home to several immortals, who are notoriously hard to kill - so it comes as rather a surprise when one of them turns up murdered, seemingly by a vampire. In addition, binding spells all across town are either coming undone, failing to work, or are difficult to restore. As Bram investigates, more immortals turn up dead, and a strange woman keeps appearing long enough to give cryptic advice and then disappear. Soon, he uncovers a nasty sequence of events that could lead to the destruction of New York! 

The first in a new series of urban fantasy thrillers taking place in the Boogie-Down Bronx from best-selling, award-winning author Keith R.A. DeCandido.

©2018 Keith R.A. DeCandido (P)2019 WordFire Press

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Historical Urban Fantasy!

Expect to be introduced to Bram Gold and escape to a mystical urban fantasy world. But surprise, not only be entertained by the nonsensical world but, be immersed in the factual history of the Bronx. DeCandido thanks his time working at the U.S. Census Bureau from 2009-10 for allowing him to explore his home borough and it’s history. And he steeps this story with figures, facts, and places to create his unique fantasy. If you’re not a history buff don’t be afraid of this read. He crafts these tidbits so neatly that they are layers of the story and blend so well they add dimension. If you love to learn about New York this is a fun way to scavenge out details. DeCandido has, for me,created a “divine image” (wink, wink) by weaving so much historical data. I look forward to DeCandido and Clark in this series.

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This book has made me an urban fantasy fan

This was not my usual read. I like urban fantasy but I am really picky. This book did not disappoint. I loved the real life feel with the fantasy aspect. And I found myself laughing out loud so many times. Before I knew it the book was over and I'm wanting more of Bram Gold! This narrator does a great job with different accents. I forgot that it was one person and not multiple people. This is a must read/listen for all urban fantasy fans. You will be hooked and wanting more, like me. Thankfully this is a series.

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Calling all urban fantasy fans!

I'm always excited for a new urban fantasy series, and this one didn't disappoint! From the diverse cast of characters to the new magical laws and systems to the fun (if slightly predictable) mystery afoot, this book is sure to satisfy any fans of THE DRESDEN FILES or TALLOW JONES. I'm loving this new wave of mystery/adventure novels with complex male leads that don't use sexism as a character crutch. Great characters all around, and it was fun to hear the masterful TJ Clark doing a whole new set of diverse accents. Seriously, is there any voice he can't do? Give this guy an Audie or something! Listening to this book in audio form definitely brought the whole thing up to another level.

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