• In Fair Verona

  • By: Meghan Maslow
  • Narrated by: Darcy Stark
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (57 ratings)

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In Fair Verona

By: Meghan Maslow
Narrated by: Darcy Stark
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Publisher's Summary

Mystery short, prequel to Must Love Demons, no romance.

Incubus Nicodemos Azertiran is one lucky demon. He has a best friend. A tiny but livable apartment. And a job at the infamous Marden’s Magic Emporium, a magic shop that only appears in the same place once, and only when a creature is in dire need.

Nico knows all about dire need.

He’s been booted from his legion because his magic runs to happily-ever-afters instead of one-night stands. Not good for lust demon business. Now at Marden’s, Nico is learning to go it on his own.

When Sir Galfridus, First Knight of the Wardens, shows up on Marden’s doorstep, Nico just knows he can help the handsome knight find the perfect item to save the day.

Only one problem. The next day Sir Galfridus turns up dead. Marden’s patrons never die. That’s the whole point. They get the item and save the day. So, what went wrong?

Nico’s about to find out.

In Fair Verona is the inspiration for The Magic Emporium, a multi-author series where each audiobook stands alone, but each one features an appearance by Marden’s Magic Emporium.

©2021 Meghan Maslow (P)2021 Meghan Maslow

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A sweet prequel!!

This is a Prequel to Must Love Demons.

This was a sweet introduction and a fairly quick listen.

The world building was engaging, descriptive and enthralling.

Darcy Stark's narration was enjoyable, engaging and entertaining.

After listening to this one, I immediately dived into the next book in this series.

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enjoyed it

Would I listen to it again: yes ✔
Did the story keep me engaged: yes ✔
Was I invested in the characters: yes ✔

📖 Story comment: It's difficult to do much with such a short story, but In Fair Verona gave me enough of a story that I'm interested in Nico's adventures and picked up Book 1. The world building is creative, the characters interesting and likeable and the story had a good pace.

🎧 Narrator comment: Darcy Stark did a good job on the narration, he has a good range of characters so its easy to distinguish them from each other. Has good cadence, inflections and intonations, I enjoyed his performance and think he bought the characters and story to life.

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• 1 not my thing • 2 didn't like the narration • 3 didn't keep my attention • 4 was good, but once was enough • 5 enjoyed it • 6 will listen again if i'm in the mood for the narrator • 7 goes on the "re-listen" list • 8 kept me up past bed-time • 9 recommended to family/friends • 10 own it in multiple formats • 11 keep a copy with me at all times
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Nico's introduction

I'm a huge fan of Meghan Maslow and was excited to see this book become an audiobook. Hopefully this is the start of the series being put into audiobooks. It's an entertaining short story that is very well read by the narrator.

I have not had a book read by Darcy Stark before but I will have to find more of his books, he did an excellent job, Fleshing out each character and making even the dwarven poetry it's own unique thing. I hope that he will be back for when Nico's book is made into an audiobook.

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An Enjoyable Prequel!

This book was an entertaining short story. It was nice seeing Nico working at the emporium and solving his case. I enjoyed the interaction between Nico and the dwarves too.

Nico is cute. From my understanding, this is a prequel to the series. I’m looking forward to more in the series! This narrator was fun. The author and narrator duo were great!

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Great short story

An incubus who, instead of inciting lust in others, spreads love. Fascinating. This novella is like a magical mystery, a whodunnit of mythical origins. Although there are many happily in love couples, it is not necessarily a ‘romance’ novel. A fantastic setup to the next book which IS a romance featuring the same characters. Darcy Stark gives an A+ performance! You’ve got to hear his rendition of Dwarvish poetry! And his different character voices are absolutely phenomenal!

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Recommend!

I loved this look into Nico's life before the Cherubs. It was a great little mystery and really showed Nico's personality and life in Verona. As with most of Meghan Maslow's books, I never want to stop reading about her worlds. I loved how there were a few Easter eggs tying it to the Starfig books. It's very short but complete.

I really liked the narration and thought he brought the characters to life.

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Great

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook, can’t wait to listen to the next one called Must Love Demons.

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  • 09-28-21

Not great but decent story

First off, the story was short, but it had a beginning, middle and end. It's not a romance - but urban fantasy mystery. I liked the characters and definitely enjoyed Nico. But the whole "love" thing kind of drove me insane. Nico's focus on someone trying to destroy love became too much because he kept harping on it. And the climax... it should have been satisfying, but it wasn't. It felt blah.

That said, though, I enjoyed the world the author built and I especially enjoyed the narration. So I have purchased the book that comes after this so I can read about Nico's romance... hopefully.

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A new beginning

I loved this introduction into how Nico ended up working for the Cupids and we even had a brief mention of the Warden he winds up working with. I love the whole idea of an incubus whose powers are not like the othe incubi. Great story and I love the narrator Darcy Stark.

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Good prequel

I liked this prequel. Having listen to this one before book one it gave me a good background story.

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  • Kindle Fairy
  • 11-12-21

Verona should have been a clue 🤦🏻‍♀️

So, definitely a great paranormal story with some good world building going on, though the story is about romance there is no romance between the main characters.

However the similarities of a couple of things to a certain Shakespearean play should have given me a heads up to where the plot was going, I always cry at the play and there was a brief teary moment with this story as well.

The ending was all sewed up with a nice bow and I am looking forward to the next book however I wouldn't call this a HEA book because of the side characters ending.

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  • Aussiebumwearer
  • 08-23-21

Highly Recommend 😁🥰

Really enjoyed this audiobook.

The MC’s, world building and creativity is brilliant.

Narrator, Darcy Stark does an amazing job narrating this audiobook and his characterisations are excellent 🥰

Highly recommend if you’re a fan of this genre.

Definitely worth 5⭐️’s!

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  • Book addict
  • 07-08-21

Nice little story

Good story for getting know the world and some of the characters, and good to listen as a prequel before Must Love Demons.

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  • Mama H
  • 04-24-21

Nice start for the new series

Nice little appetizer for the new series! Good story with delightful characters in a world full of magic, demons, unicorns, cherubs amd whatnot!
This was a new to me narrator but I liked his voice and he was a good fit for this book.

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  • Wide Eyes, Big Ears!
  • 08-20-21

Everything a novella should be - a short juicy plot with well-drawn characters!

Nico is an unusual incubus demon: instead of inspiring and feeding off lust, his magic inspires true love in those around him. This has led to disastrous jobs at sex clubs and he currently works at Marden’s Magic Emporium. When star warden and self-obsessed pretty boy, Sir Galfridus, enters the Emporium, Nico gets embroiled in tracking down a crazed killer. This fun prequel novella introduces Marden’s and provides a taster to the wonderful Must Love Demons. Meghan Maslow is a brilliant urban fantasy / romance author and all her books are well worth a read. Nico is a decent, brave and clever demon and Darcy Stark really inhabits the character well in his audio narrations. This story has humour, the spice of danger, and wonderful world building that is effortlessly woven through the story. There is no sex scene in this novella but there are plenty in Must Love Demons.