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Publisher's Summary

The Earth is under siege - and no one knows about it because the invaders erase those whom they consume. A handful of men and women stand on the border between the mundane and the magical. They have a special spark of soul - not quite enough to be naturally gifted in spellcraft but greater than the average person, a tiny flame that can ignite incredible potential. They possess the ability to fight back against the Vorid: the ability to become a Contractor.
Daniel Fitzgerald is one of those people, but when duty comes calling he promptly slams the door in its face. He has no illusions of grandeur. He is not someone special. He wants to go to school and study law. And frankly, he doesn't really like people, and he doesn't want anything to do with magic. He just wants to be left alone. But when the entire planet is a battlefield, there is no place to run.
©2014 Andrew S. Ball (P)2016 Podium Publishing
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5 out of 5 stars
By Brina on 07-21-16

Where. Is. The. Sequel!!!!

I loved this book. I took the long way home just to be able to listen to it 30 minutes more per day. I even drive the speed limit.

Now it's over. I've been furiously combing the Internet and any Andrew S. Ball site I can find to figure out then it will be released. I've come up with nothing definitive and I want to scream.

I hate the idea of Black Friday. However, I like this book so much that if it were a Black Friday item, I'd drop a WWE elbow on a petite soccer mom just to get the last copy.

And Luke Daniels as the narrator just made this even more fabulous. That man can narrate IKEA instructions and make them bearable.

I honestly only gave this book s glance because I was trying to fill in my time until the next Iron Druid book (another Luke Daniels narration that you MUST read if you have not) was released. I thought I'd hate it because the reviews kept calling it "young adult". I'm so friggin' glad I gave this book a shot.

Five stars all around.

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15 of 15 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Allen Anthony on 02-23-16

Greatful only for the moment

Luke Daniels did a great jod with this book. The book is well worth the credit, Andrew Ball did a great job of not exposing too much of the story too soon. He also turned in a science fiction adventure that has an actual story line. Some events of the story wreak of incidents in other stories, but Mr. Bell injects enough original ideas that the other distractinns are not objectionable
Worth the credit, and I am ready for the great escape that's coming!

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-22-16

Fantastic start to a series!

First class performance combined with an unique and gripping story. Keep it up please!!

Can't wait for the next book.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Jodie on 05-22-16

Children's book

Really think that Audible needs to start categorising books. Adult/Young Adult/Children etc because this is the second book I have bought thinking the plot sounded good, only to find the book was marketed as teenage fiction.
The blurb in this makes it sound like a gritty post apocalyptic read when in actual fact it was a dude going to school and seeing an alien creature attached to his friends back.

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