• Ten Little Wizards

  • Lord Darcy, Book 4
  • By: Michael Kurland
  • Narrated by: S. George Lee
  • Series: Lord Darcy, Book 4
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-24-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (17 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Lord Darcy and Master Wizard Sean O. Lauchlainn return in this authorized sequel to the stories of Randall Garrett. In 1988, in an alternate universe in which the Plantagenets still rule Britain, France, and the New World, magic has displaced science.
King John IV's chief detectives are called in to investigate a series of impossible murders of accomplished sorcerers. As the bodies pile up, and the monarch himself is threatened, Darcy and Sean must race against the clock to find the killer before the political balance of Europe is upset.
©1988, 2011 Michael Kurland (P)2015 Wildside Press, LLC
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Customer Reviews

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3 out of 5 stars
By Georgy on 04-08-18

Sorta kinda more of the same

Is there anything you would change about this book?

More inventiveness, less repeating phrases and formulations from the original... and definitely less political commentary.

Did S. George Lee do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

S. George Lee did an excellent job differentiating characters and accents.
Unfortunately, his main (narrator) was so mangled, it was caricature English butler, made it very difficult to get into the book.
And his Lord Darcy was constantly smiling.

On the other hand, he is way better than Victor whoever, who read the original books.

Was Ten Little Wizards worth the listening time?

I guess... but hardly worth listening to again.

Any additional comments?

The book is OK-ish.
About 20% of it is truly original narrative, about 50% preserving the atmosphere of the real Darcy stories, and the rest is soap.
The main problem is, the original Darcy was about short stories, inventive narrative, unexpected riddles and solutions. Even the novel ("Too Many Magicians") was composed of separate short stories all coming together.
Here we have a novel which is not really inventive although it tries hard to be... but is actually rehashing Garrett's thoughts.

Good for fans, but probably not as a separate book.

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