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  • Things Unseen

  • Metamor City
  • By: Chris Lester
  • Narrated by: Chris Lester
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Publisher's summary

Lt. Kathryn Kitaen, a detective of Magic Affairs for the Metamor City Police Department, is not having her best day. An unidentified man in her precinct has been burned to death by unknown magic. A powerful wizard has erased the evidence from the crime scene. The commander of a powerful paramilitary organization wants to pick a fight over jurisdiction. And to top it all off, the Empire's top spymaster wants her to find his missing daughter: a spoiled and decadent heiress who's infamous for sparking scandal and controversy wherever she goes.

Together with her partner, the Elven life-mage David Silverleaf, Kate must expose a conspiracy of silence in the highest ranks of the Empire's nobility: a web of lies that has already claimed one life, and threatens to take more. To get to the truth - to protect the city she loves - Kate will have to unravel a mystery that has baffled the Empire for a generation...a mystery that began in a magic-filled jungle on the other side of the world....

©2013, 2014 Chris Lester (P)2017 Chris Lester

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Great Urban Fantasy

Would you consider the audio edition of Things Unseen to be better than the print version?

I would say the quality was equal to the print version.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Things Unseen?

Anything involving the vampire crime lord.

Have you listened to any of Chris Lester’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have. This one is as good as any (very good!).

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

Any additional comments?

It’s a fast read for its size. There’s plenty of sex (though nothing so explicit as to be labeled erotica), action, and intrigue. We see the world through several sets of eyes, but its done in such a way that I never got “head hopping” motion sickness. At any given time we’re only getting one character’s point of view. It makes the experience of the world deeper in this case. What makes this story even better is that it doesn’t stop at the surface level. Underneath the excitement and mystery, this story is about identity and how much you can lose or gain before you stop being “you”. Most of the main characters undergo some significant changes in body, mind and/or spirit. The experience tears some of them down, killing them, and causes tremendous growth in others. It’s that character development that really makes this book worth reading.

If you’re a fan of urban fantasy, Shadowrun, or just good old fashioned adventure then you should check this book out. I give it five out of five elf ears.