Thursday, May 8, 2014

{Review} CITY OF LOST DREAMS by Magnus Flyte

ASIN #: B00C5R7B9O
File Size: 4229 KB
Page Count: 368
Copyright: November 26, 2013
Publisher: Penguin Books

Book Summary:
(Taken from Amazon)

In this action-packed sequel to City of Dark Magic, we find musicologist Sarah Weston in Vienna in search of a cure for her friend Pollina, who is now gravely ill and who may not have much time left. Meanwhile, Nicolas Pertusato, in London in search of an ancient alchemical cure for the girl, discovers an old enemy is one step ahead of him. In Prague, Prince Max tries to unravel the strange reappearance of a long dead saint while being pursued by a seductive red-headed historian with dark motives of her own.

In the city of Beethoven, Mozart, and Freud, Sarah becomes the target in a deadly web of intrigue that involves a scientist on the run, stolen art, seductive pastries, a few surprises from long-dead alchemists, a distractingly attractive horseman who’s more than a little bloodthirsty, and a trail of secrets and lies. But nothing will be more dangerous than the brilliant and vindictive villain who seeks to bend time itself. Sarah must travel deep into an ancient mystery to save the people she loves.

Mandy's Review:

I'm not sure who Magnus Flyte is, whether the author is male or female, but what I can tell you is that they know how to write a novel that's fast-paced, interesting, and unlike anything I've read before. The author has a talent for blending history and the present day into a unique story that will leave you wondering if the impossible is actually possible.

Sarah is on a mission to save the girl she's grown to love over the years (as a friend, people). Pollina has an issue with one of her chromosomes that's making her deathly ill. Sarah meets a scientist who she believes has the cure for Pollina. The scientist, however, is very evasive and has Sarah on a cat-and-mouse quest. Will Sarah ever get the cure for Pollina or will the scientist evade Sarah just long enough for Pollina to die?

Max is dating Harriet, a history buff who has her own BBC television show. Max, I think, is using Harriet as a distraction until the person he really loves realizes that they're meant to be together. Is Harriet who she really seems to be or is she only interested in Max because he's a prince with a very prestigious lineage?

Nicolas, still one of my faves, is in an understandable depression. Being over 400 years old has a tendency to do that to a person. He's on a mission as well: to find a way to die.

I am highly impressed with this series and hope that it continues into a third novel.

*An ecopy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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