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"Mystically powered terrorists unleash volatile magic on the world, turning Washington, D.C., into a politically-charged fantasyland ripe for human sacrifice.
A trio of suicide attackers with magical abilities bring down a 747 by summoning a dragon to rip it from the sky, using the hundreds of lives lost as a sacrifice to initiate the Change. The country morphs into a new landscape of swords and sorcery. Now computers and other machines are coming to life, and regular people have started to turn into mythical creatures and forgotten deities, creating a chaotic world easily seized by whoever - or whatever - set this shift into motion. Hope appears in the nation's capital where, along with transforming Democrats into potbellied elves, Republicans into cantankerous dwarves, and Tea Party members into trolls, the Change has granted struggling freelance journalist Steve Rowan the abilities of the Tarot Arcana's Fool card, making him a powerful, yet unreliable, wizard. Realizing his potential, he is "hired" by the trivia-obsessed sentient computer Barnaby and coupled with the attractive, no-nonsense female Navy SEAL Ace Morningstar to uncover the puppet masters behind the plane crash. Irving (Courier, 2014, etc.), a producer of Emmy Award-winning news television and a journalist well-acquainted with the Beltway, makes good use of clichéd Washington stereotypes by mashing them together with fantasy tropes, breathing new life into political satire.
...Like many first books in a genre series, the novel foreshadows a greater enemy behind all this madness while barely hinting at its identity, offering a wonderfully bizarre consolation prize as its denouement.
A clever, humorous fantasy...." (Kirkus Reviews)
©2016 Edward B. Irving (P)2016 Edward B. Irving
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5 out of 5 stars
By Steve H. Caldwell on 09-26-16

A fun wild ride when the magic comes...

This book is an fun take o na new type of terrorist attack, one that brings magic back and changes everything. Filled with memorable characters and so much action Mel Gibson would be jealous, it will keep you up late at night, because you wont be able to turn it off. Bill powers does a great job bringing the individual characters to life, and keeping the story moving at a brisk pace.

I was given a copy of this book by the author free of charge in exchange for an honest review through Audiobook Boom.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Bookaholic on 08-16-16

And Now for Something Completely Different

This is a strange book. Seriously. It's part political satire and part "Metamorphoses." Reality and non-reality collide, and no one is the same as they were. (I recommend you read the various plot descriptions in other reviews.) The "wizard" of the title is a journalist, not a wizard, and is totally unprepared and disbelieving when he's informed he's the only person with the magical ability to save the world. There is lots of action, a healthy dose of humor, and I suspect a lot of inside jokes that went right over my head.

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