Prestigium

  • by Joseph Barone
  • Narrated by Julie Hinton
  • 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When NYPD Detective Tanya Cora investigates a series of robberies of magical artifacts, followed by the murder of a college student by an apparent vampire, she is forced to consider a world beyond the one she was trained to deal with.
Even before her homicide assignment, she'd been aware of the magical undertones beneath the veil of reality. She'd dated a vampire in the past who was now dating a werewolf. He was old enough to remember when Masters wielded powers associated with the five basic Weavers: Air, Fire, Clay, Water and Madjick.
What she didn't know was her special place in the cosmos of Montavia, the name of her realm, situated between the Sky and the Under Realm, and smack in the middle of all the others. And because she was special, she became the target of the cult of Malentia, the Weaver of dark magic.
Caught in a rapidly heating cold war between the Legion of Malentia who seek to destroy all non-dark magic, and the Grand Weaver Society whose purpose is to protect it, Tanya's responsibility becomes the salvation of all magic from the hands of darkness.

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4.5 Paranormal Detective Story

Summary: Tanya Cora gets drawn into a mystery with more magic than she bargained for.

Random Comments:
- There’s a lot of world-building here, so it takes some getting used to. The informational sessions are handled nicely in that the main character genuinely isn’t aware of most of it, so the reader gets to learn as she does.
- The MC – Tanya – has a habit of commenting on everything that can get tiresome on occasion, but mostly, it comes across as amusing.
- It’s definitely the sort of story that’s more fun to listen to than to read.
- I was slightly disappointed that the reader didn’t get more of a look at the epic battle being waged in the end. It’s referenced a fair amount and there are reasons not to describe all of it, but there definitely could have been at least some descriptions.
- I enjoyed how the story took familiar magic and elements and added its own twist.

Conclusion: A worthwhile fantasy story.
*I received a free copy. I chose to review it.
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- Julie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-08-2016
  • Publisher: All Small Tales