Everson Croft here, professor of mythology and behind-the-scenes wizard.
Show me an amateur conjurer, and I'll stop him before he gets himself killed.
That's the idea, anyway. But New York City isn't what it used to be, and I don't mean the recent crash.
Amateur casters are calling up creatures they shouldn't be able to. And there's been a murder at the city's most hallowed cathedral, a message in blood on the victim's back the NYPD wants me to interpret, like yesterday.
Something tells me I'm in over my head. And that's not just Chinatown's newest mob boss, a scary-powerful vampire, or my possessed cat talking.
No matter how much magic I hurl, worse keeps chasing bad, and I'm amassing enemies like they're aluminum cans.
Did I mention the end of the world might be nigh?
Damn. Maybe I'm the amateur here.
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Finally, something similar to Dresden files
A cool main character and a great story!
The story was great and the main character is cool. Not cool in some sort of self-possessed way just a great guy. He's got too much going on to handle but he's getting on with it. I love his sense of humour about himself and the situations he's in which comes out in his internal dialogue.
I like the balance between the normal world that we live in and the slightly underground goings on that Prof Croft has to deal with. The story melds a murder mystery with an action pace which is great.
I liked the performance. The narrator has a good voice to listen too and brings a sense of pace to the book that I really enjoyed. I think his voice also sounds great for the character of Prof Croft.
I laughed at some of the normal and not so normal situations that Prof Croft is in. I laughed mainly at his internal dialogue when in fights and when going into his review meeting.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
- Tony Bough