Demon Moon : Prof Croft

  • by Brad Magnarella
  • Narrated by James Patrick Cronin
  • Series: Prof Croft
  • 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Wizard Professor/Detective/Demon Hunter

This was a surprisingly good book with a good overall setting and storyline. It reminded me of the Dresden Files with a crime-solving wizard. Magic, wizards, demons, paranormal creatures, and a murder mystery all rolled into one.

The story centers around the main character, Professor Everson Croft, a demon hunting wizard in a future New York City. Though not quite a dystopian novel, a financial crash has left NYC a mostly poverty-stricken, chaotic, and crime-ridden city. The unstable environment has allowed gangs, crime lords, and paranormal beings like vampires, ghouls, and other magical creatures to thrive. Looking for a way out of poverty, many are experimenting with dark magic and summoning spells. Croft’s primary job is teaching historical topics (often related to magic and the occult) at the local university, but at night he monitors the city for amateur conjurers summoning demonic entities and intervening before those dark beings can kill the summoner… or anyone else.
When amateurs begin summoning creatures that should be beyond their capability, people start dying, and his past encounters with law enforcement catch up with him, Croft finds himself torn between doing the right thing and doing what law enforcement and his magical superiors want him to do.

I thought that the author did a great job setting the scene with the dark, near-future NYC. I also liked his take on magic and supernatural creatures. The characters also seemed real and I appreciated how Croft is only your average, everyday wizard, not the stereotypical hero with unmatched magic and abilities.

The overall narration for the book was impressive. Just the right narrator for this book.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.
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- Striker "Sci-fi, Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure, and YA Novels. If it weren't for physics, law enforcement, and my medication, I'd be unstoppable!"

Bad knock off

This is a terrible knock off of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files. From his orange colored, snarky lab assistant, to the magical model of the city the rip off is obvious. The poorly explained near future setting is distracting and the one interesting thing the character's job as a prof is under utilized. Skip this one.
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- Stoakley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-27-2016
  • Publisher: Brad Magnarella