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'Cause sometimes luck ain't enough

In the year since the Whisperer’s attack, I’ve been busting my hump to become my best wizard, like my father. Now I’m ready for a test.

When a dark mage starts planting infernal bags around New York City, I get my wish. Like time bombs, the bags detonate without warning, spawning demonic beings that rip the souls of innocents from their bodies. And the attacks are accelerating.

Meanwhile, a new wizard has come to town. A recent addition to the Order, Pierce is everything I’m not: refined, self-assured, and adept at magic. He even has Detective Vega blushing. If riling my resentment wasn’t enough, he’s trying to shoulder me out of my own case, stoking my suspicions.

With the race to stop the dark mage growing more desperate by the minute, I need to prove that I’m the wizard to get it done - not Pierce. And without relying on my luck quotient.

That saying about being careful what you wish for?

It’s there for a reason.

Prof Croft Series

  • Preq 0: Book of Souls
  • Book 1: Demon Moon
  • Book 2: Blood Deal
  • Book 3: Purge City
  • Book 4: Death Mage
  • Book 5: Black Luck
©2018 Brad Magnarella (P)2018 Brad Magnarella

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  • Admiralu
  • Camarillo, California United States
  • 09-18-18

A Trying Time for Prof Croft

Wow, this was another amazing Prof Croft adventure. Author Brad Magnarella reminds me of a Star Wars author, Drew Karpyshyn. He puts his characters through hell and they still find a way to save the day. A story doesn't work unless you are invested in the characters, and Brad does this so well. I found myself cringing every time Croft suffered the adverse effects of Black luck. I haven't felt so bad for someone since Theron Shan allowed himself to be beaten up in Annihilation. Croft seemed to have everything going so wrong, yet his heart and valor still shine. I was on the fence about the other wizard motives and did not see several curves thrown that took the story in a completely different direction. I absolutely adored Mae and Buster, two possible new allies and grossed out by his new "mentor." An amazing adventure filled with heart and soul. Croft remains the wonderful nice guy who does the right thing against all odds. I'm beginning to think he needs a nice Jedi girl friend instead of that detective! Brad Magnarella's literary talents keep growing. I hope Del Rey books will notice, he would make a fantastic author of a Star Wars book. I read this book using immersion reading, while listening to the audiobook and the wonderful James Patrick Cronin's wonderful performance. He is Croft, I hear his voice even when reading without the audio. A fantastic, heartbreaking, enjoyable read.

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Ya gotta read this book!!!

Awesome story
Awesome author
Awesome reader
Ya gotta read this book!!!
Prof Croft is a magical detective!

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  • Bunty
  • Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • 08-24-18

VERY GOOD. FANTASTIC PLOT.

Excellent continuation. Prof Croft and his budding romance with Lt. Vega is developing well. The storyline is awesome and the villains sinister. Most enjoyable. The narrator, James Patrick Cronin is good with his different voices. Brad Magnarella is an excellent writer. Good series. I hope the next book will come out soon.

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Totally Engrossing

It was fun from start to finish. Great story. Looking forward to the next one.