city of dark magicReviewed by Lynn Reynolds

Sarah Weston is a music grad student who has been offered the job of a lifetime. Nicolas Pertusato is the man that is taking her to her dream job. He’s also something of a tour guide. There are several other characters that lead us on a tour through Prague and Lobkowicz Palace.

While at the Palace, Sarah meets Prince Max. He is a man of mystery even though he is her boss. We have a story here that has suspense, mystery, and the paranormal. Then I’m sorry to say that this book just drew me in and I couldn’t stop reading it. Everywhere I went, this book came with me. I just could not put it down.

I work at an Academic library and could relate to the fact that Sarah’s love is music. I work with a woman who is our liaison with the music department. One thing I missed was having music to listen to while reading this. Had I had some, it was have enhanced my reading enjoyment even more.

So, for you, I could do no less than go to the librarian and ask her what music you should be listening to as you read this book. Below is a list of her suggestions:

  • Haydn, Symphony no. 104
  • Haydn, Cello Concerto no. 1 in C Major
  • Mozart, Symphony no. 40 in g minor
  • Mozart, Requiem
  • Beethoven, Moonlight Sonata
  • Beethoven, Fur Elise
  • Carl Maria von Weber, Der Freischutz, the Huntsmen’s Chorus
  • Paganini, Violin Concerto no. 1

If you are not into classical music, she also suggests that you might like to listen to some Czech or Slovak folk songs. I was very disappointed that I wasn’t listening to any of these suggestions as I was reading this book but I’m hoping that you will try some of her suggestions.

If you love to travel and you ever plan on going to Prague, I’m hoping you will take this book with you. I thought it would make a pretty good travel guide as you enjoy your vacation. I’m sure that it wasn’t Magnus’ original intention but it has me wanting to take the time and go explore Prague with my book with me when I go.

Personally, I feel that this is a book that would be best in paper form instead of e-book. I just loved turning the pages and seeing what Sarah, and all the other characters, had in store for me. I’m hoping you will feel the same way. I just loved Magnus’ words drawing me in and enjoying the feel of the paper as I turned the page. I went to M. Flyte’s web site but could not find that there are any other books in the works but I’m hoping to see more adventures with Prince Max and Sarah.

Rating: ★★★★★

Buy: City of Dark Magic

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GIVEAWAY: Lynn is giving away her print copy of this book! Enter by leaving a comment. Open to US readers. Last day to enter: May 19, 2013.

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1 Renee Brown May 11, 2013 at 12:54 PM

This one just sounds too wonderful for words! I cannot wait to read it!

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2 bn100 May 11, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Nice list of music to listen to

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3 Myra C May 11, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Enjoyed your review of City of Dark Magic this sounds like a great read!!

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4 Anita Yancey May 13, 2013 at 8:30 AM

This book sounds so good and I would love to read it. The characters are cool and so is the setting. Please enter me. Thanks!
ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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5 Diane Sallans May 14, 2013 at 8:30 PM

That’s quite a glowing review & since I do enjoy classical music I’m intrigued to read it with that playlist – Thanks for the suggestions!
sallans d at yahoo dot com

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6 TuraLura May 15, 2013 at 2:08 AM

This book sounds like it will be right up my alley!

Thanks for the giveaway!

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