Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (137): City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

City of Dark Magic: A Novel
Author: Magnus Flyte
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: November 27, 2012
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Publisher's Description 
Cosmically fast-paced and wildly imaginative, this debut novel is a perfect potion of magic and suspense.

Once a city of enormous wealth and culture, Prague was home to emperors, alchemists, astronomers, and, as it’s whispered, hell portals. When music student Sarah Weston lands a summer job at Prague Castle cataloging Beethoven’s manuscripts, she has no idea how dangerous her life is about to become. Prague is a threshold, Sarah is warned, and it is steeped in blood.

 Soon after Sarah arrives, strange things begin to happen. She learns that her mentor, who was working at the castle, may not have committed suicide after all. Could his cryptic notes be warnings? As Sarah parses his clues about Beethoven’s “Immortal Beloved,” she manages to get arrested, to have tantric sex in a public fountain, and to discover a time-warping drug. She also catches the attention of a four-hundred-year-old dwarf, the handsome Prince Max, and a powerful U.S. senator with secrets she will do anything to hide.

City of Dark Magic could be called a rom-com paranormal suspense novel—or it could simply be called one of the most entertaining novels of the year. 

*Why I want to read this: Can I just list things the book contains? Prague, music, tantric sex, a dwarf, a prince, mystery...I want it! Here's hoping I get a review copy of this one. - Jessica

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  1. Ooh what a gorgeous cover! Thanks for sharing this one - it looks amazing.

    Tanya Patrice

  2. Seeing this a lot lately! Looks like an interesting read too!

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  3. That sounds like a pretty cool read - consider me intrigued.

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  4. Prague and the gorgeous cover are probably my two main reasons for wanting this-hope it's awesome!

  5. I've seen this one a few times this week! Great pick, thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

  6. This sounds really interesting! It looks like it has a great mix of genre elements, and the cover is absolutely gorgeous. Great pick!
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  7. this is a new one for me, i will check it out.

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  8. I wanted to pick this up but with my TBR I took a pass. I guess I'll read it through you guys, I'm sure you'll get the ARC.

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  9. Is the prince the dwarf? So this isn't YA. I don't even know what tantric sex is. Think Kindle will have a definition for it if I read it??LOL
    Sounds different!


  10. Sounds interesting and somewhat different. I would love to give it a try though. I hope you enjoy reading the book when it comes out. Great pick!
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