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One modern girl summons ancient magic.

Rival mobsters want her power...

Nils Kane’s government Red Legs track her every move.

All Winnie wants is a return to her normal life, but too many push her to remain an outlaw.

With magic-dependent tech failing everywhere, can Winnie embrace the new power born within her and choose sides in the coming conflict?

Prophecy’s Child is the second book in the action-packed Broken Throne series. Enter a world with gangsters, crooked cops, and a dark secret threatening to end it all. Join Winnie and her crew, as they return to their lives as charm runners.

©2019 MedicCast Productions (P)2019 MedicCast Productions

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Brilliant World Building Exceptional Characters

The sequel to Charm Runner sees Winnie still recovering from the fall out at the end of Charm Runner, where she defeats Nils Kane and blows up the harvester machine. However, as a result of this attack, Joey is dead, as are around a hundred other Charmers, all as a result of Kane’s work. This story seems to unfold slowly to start with, as each of the major characters (Winnie, Tris, Cait, Kane, Victor, Winnie’s Mother, Danny, Artos, and some others I won’t list here, all get a piece of the action, whether it is a direct part of the story, or through the eyes of others. We learn that there are terrible dust storms brewing over the country, and that the magic that is used to control all the systems around the place all seemed to have gone haywire. The Charmers continue to fall under more attacks from the media and Nils Kane, and in the middle of all of it, a Sable Mobster known as Cleaver, tries to move into Baltimore to take over Artos, and take over Winnie as well. There are all these minor threads in the background, of this book, and you have to make sure you pay attention to all of them, as each of them means something, and they all kind of bring things together. There is poor Danny, being tortured by Nils Kane, after being captured leaving the harvester incident. Victor has some interesting side affects as a result of the harvester incident. Tris discovers the anomalies to the cities power, and other systems, meaning that there is the possibility that the entire infrastructure could just collapse in on itself, just as Europe did. Tris and 2 of her work colleagues are suddenly working desperately to save everyone. Artos has a secret about his past, and it is the reason he was drawn to Winnie. There are also several other side stories, between Morgan and Victor, Nils Kane, not mention, Winnie and her Mother. All of this leads to an outstanding story ending that you don’t quite see coming. Early on in Charm Runner there was the introduction of Merlin, and other aspects of Arthurian Legend, but not very much, just enough to hint that this is where the magic came from. However, now, in Prophecy’s Child, much to my delight, there is significant mention, and links to Arthurian Legend, really bringing additional magic to the entire story. Whilst a little slow to build, the story quickly becomes a full-on adventure, with Winnie Durham at its centre, becoming an exceptional character. That is one of the really strong aspects of this book, the character writing, each of the characters, from Winnie, to Artos, to the Mobsters that they come across, and back to her friends Tris and Cait, all of them are just outstanding characters, and each has amazing depth. Davis has gone to great length to create realistic characters, and then designed and generate this incredible world that they live in. Charm Runners was a great story to introduce the characters and the setting, but Prophecy’s Child really sets the scene for the rest of the series, giving you a taste of what is to come, not just the characters, but the underlying Arthurian Legend, the magic and the amazing world building. If you love a good story and great characters, wrapped in a good urban fantasy magic story, then this is it – get it now, it is definitely worth the ride!! Stacy Gonzalez does a great job at narrating this story, she is the perfect voice for Winnie Durham, her voice is absolutely brilliant as the young magic user with an edge. However, she also does an outstanding job with all the other voices, not just the female voices, but the male voices, from the softly spoken Artos, all the way up to the Mobster Boss Cleaver, with his deep voice, and terrifying mannerisms. She does a fantastic job of replicating him, making him sound just like a proper Boss, and at times utterly terrifying when he is about to go homicidal. Her range is just wonderful, bringing such a depth to the story. She really provides such a good reading, allowing the listener to really get into the story, and enjoy it. She has a really clear and concise speaking voice that is easy to listen to, and in combination with Jamie Davis’s Epic Adventure, it makes it a must listen Audiobook!

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