City of Dark Magic Series

2 books in series
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City of Dark Magic Publisher's Summary

Cosmically fast-paced and wildly imaginative, this debut novel is a perfect potion of magic and suspense. 

Once a city of enormous wealth and culture, Prague was home to emperors, alchemists, astronomers, and, as it’s whispered, hell portals. When music student Sarah Weston lands a summer job at Prague Castle cataloging Beethoven’s manuscripts, she has no idea how dangerous her life is about to become. Prague is a threshold, Sarah is warned, and it is steeped in blood. 

Soon after Sarah arrives, strange things begin to happen. She learns that her mentor, who was working at the castle, may not have committed suicide after all. Could his cryptic notes be warnings? As Sarah parses his clues about Beethoven’s "Immortal Beloved", she manages to get arrested, to have tantric sex in a public fountain, and to discover a time-warping drug. She also catches the attention of a 400-year-old dwarf, the handsome Prince Max, and a powerful US senator with secrets she will do anything to hide. 

City of Dark Magic could be called a rom-com paranormal suspense novel - or it could simply be called one of the most entertaining novels of the year.

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  • Book 1

    • City of Dark Magic

    • A Novel
    • By: Magnus Flyte
    • Narrated by: Natalie Gold
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 251
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 246

    Once a city of enormous wealth and culture, Prague was home to emperors, alchemists, astronomers, and, as it’s whispered, hell portals. When music student Sarah Weston lands a summer job at Prague Castle cataloging Beethoven’s manuscripts, she has no idea how dangerous her life is about to become. Prague is a threshold, Sarah is warned, and it is steeped in blood. Soon after Sarah arrives, strange things begin to happen.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • So promising and yet...

    • By Tyler on 01-19-13

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 2

    • City of Lost Dreams

    • A Novel
    • By: Magnus Flyte
    • Narrated by: Natalie Gold
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    In this action-packed sequel to City of Dark Magic, we find musicologist Sarah Weston in Vienna in search of a cure for her friend Pollina, who is now gravely ill and who may not have much time left. Meanwhile, Nicolas Pertusato, in London in search of an ancient alchemical cure for the girl, discovers an old enemy is one step ahead of him. In Prague, Prince Max tries to unravel the strange reappearance of a long-dead saint while being pursued by a seductive red-headed historian with dark motives of her own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another sci-fi/fantasy romp in time and place

    • By TWhipcat on 01-19-15

    Regular price: $24.50