City of Dark Magic

City of Dark Magic

A Novel

Book - 2012
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A music student working in Prague cataloging Beethoven's manuscripts discovers clues that her deceased mentor may not have committed suicide and becomes involved with a time-travel drug, a 400-year-old dwarf, a handsome Prince and a powerful U.S. senator.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2012
ISBN: 9780143122685
0143122681
Branch Call Number: Suspense F Fly

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Lisina
May 24, 2015

This book is so awesome! I can't wait until I can get my hands on the next book. Very engaging, with history that pulls you between times and a sentimental, but vibrant love and adds just the right amount of spice that makes you 'route' for the characters even more. A story that is complicated, mysterious, time bending, that makes you want to believe in things unseen. What happens in the past almost always affects the future. Brilliant. Wicked. Fun.

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astraker
Jun 06, 2014

Fun read - weird characters, mad coincidences, alchemists, music, murder, a castle with hidden rooms and a strong female heroine.

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HOLLY ROWE
May 27, 2014

This book was fun. Honestly, the sex stuff in the beginning was a little weird, but once they got into the mystery the story picked up. I missed my stop on the train today while I was nearing the end. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel.

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liya6
Jul 24, 2013

Couldn't finish it and also had to return it. Not my favorite type of book.

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mace
Jul 11, 2013

A great read; combines all the elements to keep you turning the pages long past your bedtime

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Jennmro
Apr 12, 2013

This is one of those books that restores my faith in the power of a truly fabulous read! I came upon this book at just the right time - I'd just started and discarded 4 books in a row (not typical for me, so I was starting to panic! Is there something wrong with me? Am I losing my ability to be entertained? Have I become overly cynical? Should I seek professional help??) and so may have actuallly whispered a little plea before opening this book that it please please please be a good one! And as you might have guessed by now, IT TOTALLY WAS!! I didn't want it to end. It was wonderfly written, desperately funny, and one of my favorite books of the year. So far. Read on!!

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emerge
Mar 20, 2013

What a great read. I didn't know what to expect from this book with lots of buzz. Let's see...you have a kickass PhD student, an evil senator, time travel, a very rude Beethoven, Prague & a 400 year old "little person". Lots of action, mystery & wry humour. Can't wait for the sequel.

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hmcgivney
Jan 12, 2013

A fun mystery/fantasy with a likable heroine, though she's definitely NOT of the touchy/feely variety. The plot was a little bit more complicated than it had to be, it was still a very enjoyable ride. They left it open for a sequel, which I'll happily read if it ever appears.

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HOLLY ROWE
May 27, 2014

HOLLY ROWE thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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