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Publisher's Summary

Just outside Los Angeles, a prisoner hidden away for 70 years sits up, gets off the bed and disappears through a solid wall.
In Australia, a magician impresses audiences by producing real elephants. Nobody realizes it's not an illusion.
Across the world, individuals and ancient organizations with supernatural power suddenly detect the presence of something even they can't understand.
At the center of it all, Seb Varden, a 32-year old musician with a secret in his past, slits his wrists, is shot dead and run over on the freeway. He's had better days.
Seb is about to discover the universe is a far more complicated place than he'd ever imagined.
©2016 Ian Sainsbury (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
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By DobieChuck on 01-15-17

Good Stuff

Very good read w/ some sneaky creativity... First you think SF, then you think fantasy, then you thin SF again... It literally is SF&F perfectly blended, w/ a strong influence of the Clark assertion that anything not sufficiently understood is indistinguishable from magic... Genre bending and fusing... Kinda urban/contemporary fantasy, but only slightly as the SF elements become more recognizable... Some really good characters, complete w/ a decidedly dastardly bad guy... The narration is adequate, but adds little to the experience... Which is fine, bc this story is where it's at and the narrator has it easy w/ such a smooth flowing yarn... Feels like there's a dash of Larry Niven's Magic universe influencing w/ better results imo...

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By TJunk on 02-08-17

Decent read

Different plot direction that I initially assumed was happening. I liked the direction, was just blind sided by it. This doesn't happen often so I'm happy with the result. Can't wait for book 2.

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16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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By JR Hartley on 07-12-17

Not for English audiences

Quite how you get a job reading an audiobook with a key character from England, when you cannot do an English accent, is beyond me. It has made this book unbearable to listen to, however the story turns out. I'll buy a hard copy and hope the US accents in my head are better than this English one was in my ears.

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12 of 12 people found this review helpful


By Amazon Customer on 02-24-17

Great first book

Thought I would give this book a go and It didn't disappoint.
Had no problems with the reader which is very important to me.
Great twists and terns just hope the next book holds up to this great standard that's been set.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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