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Black Spark Audiobook

Black Spark: Dark Magic Enforcer Series, Book 1

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I watched in horror as dark magic sprang from my hand faster than an imp after your socks. I didn't know my name, let alone that I had such power. The man was dead. I panicked. I ran. How was I to know I was a dark magic enforcer, tasked with keeping magic hidden from the world? Yeah, total noob move, I know. But my memory is returning, and the Hidden have given me 24 hours to make amends. Cover it up. Finish the job I was given, or else. Failure isn't an option. Well, it is, but I like me, and I like being alive. The clock is ticking as I battle to make things right and exact revenge on those who took so much from me. Easier said than done as I deal with angry mages, bitey zombies, oversexed imps, creepy necromancers, and grumpy trolls - and those are just my friends - all while trying to stop myself falling in love with my best friend, Kate, who just so happens to be a hot vampire. I'm Faz Pound, a.k.a. Black Spark, Dark Magic Enforcer, and time is running out. At least I have my looks. For now.

©2016 Al K. Line (P)2017 Tantor

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    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 05-14-17
    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 05-14-17 Member Since 2015

    I ride to LIVE!

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    "Great new series!"

    The main character, Spark is an enforcer/detective in the United Kingdom. We meet him when is exhausted, disoriented, deranged and could not remember his name or anything else. Within seconds he has flagrantly broken the golden rule, keep magic hidden from the normals. Immediately his existence is in danger. The penalty for using magic in public is death. Usually, that is his job to do the killing, remember he is the enforcer.

    His dialogue is witty, charming, and self-deprecating. I found myself laughing at his remarks. As the story progress, his memory returns in pieces, but the reason why did he broke the law remains elusive to him.

    The laws, which Snark broke are:
    • You don’t let regulars know existence of magic
    • You don’t disobey your house head or ward head -
    • You don’t interfere with other species ways unless they break the law of the hidden
    • You don’t do it in public
    • For heaven sakes don't get recorded on social media

    Between the vampires and hi boss Rickers, he has 24 hours to clean up his mess. That means find out who set him up and cover up his mistake. During his 24 hours, we meet mages, zombies, oversexed imps, necromancers, and trolls.

    We are taken on an action-packed adventure as Snarks works to save his life. Oh, his problem is compounded when he realizes he did not complete Rickers assignment.
    Al K. Line presents the politics of his world and the magic with the quick dialogue and action. The book was a great read. The narration was good, and I am on the second book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nanci R 07-16-17
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    "A bit tedious"

    The repetition of what happens in the magical world and what magical beings can do became tedious. I wanted the story to move on. That said, the characters were engaging and there dialog and Spark's inner thoughts were downright funny.

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    D Portland, OR, United States 07-11-17
    D Portland, OR, United States 07-11-17 Member Since 2012

    I'm a writer, producer, photographer, and general consumer of creative things.

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    "Can't stand the main character"

    I quit on this book after two hours of listening. The main character is annoying and constantly complains about the pain of using magic. Also, the world seems contrived and not unique. The voice talent has a very good smarmy british accent which unfortunately played more into me not liking the character at all.

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    Lady S. United States 06-29-17
    Lady S. United States 06-29-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Give me more"

    This is my first Al K. Line book and although skeptical I really enjoyed this book and I enjoyed listening to the narrator Gildart Jackson, as always. Gildart has a magical way of reading bringing every character to life with their own distinct voices and personality. The book flowed effortlessly, one chapter gracefully sinking into the next, making you feel as if you closed your eyes you'd find yourself right smack dab in the middle of the excitement.
    This book is giving the Jim Butcher series a little competition, but a little competition never hurt anybody, has it? I look forward to reading or listening to the next book, so long as it has my new favorite narrator.

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    Johnny 06-19-17
    Johnny 06-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Not bad, but not great"

    Like I said, it's not a bad book, butt it is far from great. You don't feel anything for the characters.

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    Richard 05-20-17
    Richard 05-20-17
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    "A fun take on magic and magical creatures."

    Good book with great narration. Can't wait for the next book. I hate the minimum word requirement to leave a review. So there.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "different"

    great story, hope there is another soon . Love the narrator he's very good with his different people voices 😁

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Tod Werewolf
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    "Well read story"

    entertaining story, not too heavy but very good. I Will have to listen to book two to see if the magic grows. Gildart Jackson is a great narrator and brings the story to life.
    I was drawn in and listened at every spare moment, which is a mark of a good book.
    Highly recommended.

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