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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 four-hundred-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.
My Review. I really like the cover, this and the blurb made me want to read the book. This is a little bit like The Night Circus, with a mixture of magic, time travel, history, drugs, murder and loads more. it isn´t the best writing but it kept me coming back for more. I enjoyed the mystery, the magic, the location, the mixture of the history and the present, I didn´t enjoy the sex scenes, they were quiet unnecessary in my honest opinion.
There is a wide variety of characters all different, i specially liked Nico the dwarf. The main character didn´t really have any depth to her though.
This book is a good fun quick read with loads going on, and it ends with the promise of another novel.
I did really want to love this book some more but I can´t quiet put my finger on what went wrong.