City of Dark Magic

  • by Magnus Flyte
  • Narrated by Natalie Gold
  • 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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 U.S. 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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Not what I expected, it was better.

There are certainly areas of Prague that inspire thoughts of magic. It seems as if the many spires and churches don't only jostle for space with modern glass structures but with time itself and the authors of this book manage to use all the intriguing aspects of Prague's architecture and it's colourful history as a back drop for a great novel.



The Beethoven obsessed protagonist Charlotte has a lot of character, she doesn't seem particularity appreciative of her surrounding, expect perhaps the 'sexy stabber' statue at the gate, but she's sassy and likeable.



The book doesn’t contain the sort of 'magic' some readers might expect, but alchemy, time travel, intrigue, secret tunnels could never disappoint so if you enjoy a good mystery with twist then this book is well worth a listen.
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- Leona

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-11-2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio