Monday, 12 November 2012

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Magical's Anonymous 1: Stray Souls - Kate Griffin

Release Date: 25/10/12


'Don't look back. It wants you to look back.' London's soul has gone missing. Lost? Kidnapped? Murdered? Nobody knows - but when Sharon Li unexpectedly discovers she's a shaman, she is immediately called upon to use her newfound powers of oneness with the City to rescue it from a slow but inevitable demise. The problem is, while everyone expects Sharon to have all the answers - from the Midnight Mayor to Sharon's magically-challenged self-help group - she doesn't have a clue where to start. But with London's soul missing and the Gate open, there are creatures loose that won't wait for her to catch up before they go hunting. STRAY SOULS is the first novel in the Magicals Anonymous series, set in the same fantastical London as the Matthew Swift novels.


Kate Griffin has always brought something a little different to the Urban Fantasy world and when its set in London, it’s something that is not only addictive but also one that gives you an adventure, yet rather than spending time with heavily powered heroes, we get something very unusual with a Shaman as a lead character. It’s definitely quirky and with the Mayor (Matthew Swift) appearing within it’s a book that was a lot of fun to read.

Finally throw into the mix great prose, some cracking dialogue and when added to a wonderful arc that keeps giving throughout as well as building upon the success of those that have gone before makes a cracking addition to the authors bow.

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