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What Fate Portends

The Frost Arcana, Book 1
Narrated by: Pavi Proczko
Series: The Frost Arcana Series, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
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"Faeries liked to tease the weak, but they loved to annihilate the strong."

Seven years ago, the exposure of the paranormal led to the tumultuous downfall of human society. Now, the legions of the fae rule the broken world, and humanity has nothing left but a handful of protected cities and a heaping helping of regret.

Enter Vincent Whelan. Half fae and former cop, he's become the best known stretch scavenger in Kinsale, North Carolina, braving the "stretches" outside his city to recover precious items lost in the collapse. He makes good money. Lives the good life. Has a good future in store. As long as he can ignore his traumatic memories of the past.

But when a new job with an odd twist blows onto his doorstep, Vince finds himself unwittingly drawn into a vast conspiracy lurking underneath Kinsale's thin veneer of civilization. Old friends suddenly return to haunt him. New enemies appear at every turn. And Vince fears he isn't prepared to confront either one.

But if he doesn't put his detective hat back on and solve this case on a tight deadline, then what's left of the city he calls home might just crumble to dust. 

What Fate Portends is the first novel of The Frost Arcana, an action-packed urban fantasy series set in a postapocalyptic world.

©2018 Clara Coulson (P)2018 Clara Coulson

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  • BikeVON
  • Southfield, Mi, United States
  • 07-10-19

Action-packed urban fantasy

Vince Whelan is half Unseelie who must hide his fae appearance. The fae Queen Mab rules humans after a nuclear war between human and fae. Vince was beaten, chained and ostracized by his fellow police officers when they discover he is half fae. Now he works as a PI. He goes into the waste land and procure items to sell at his shop or for clients.

The story centers around a potentially dangerous item, a harp, falling into the wrong hands, which would bring the humans and fae to war again. Because Vince’s work takes him into the waste lands, he is hired to find the harp. He is put in a precarious position of having to work with his former partner.

There are many near misses, magical fighting, creatures, and fae who work to stop Vince from obtaining the harp. Vince has his own unique style of magic where he uses charms. He and his partner fight many fights where they get their ass kick but somehow prevail. He is determined that his world will not end in a human and fae war.
The story is captivating and leads the reader on an adventure. Can’t wait for the next in the series.

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Very Good Book

I enjoyed this book a great deal, it is like a post-apocalyptic Dresden, except as a fey instead of wizard.