__________ R E V I E W ________
This was a great, fast paced, easily read, action packed story. It was very interesting and worth the read.
However, upon reading the last paragraph of this book, I won't deny that it left me a bit undecided on how to review it. I loved it, yet at the same time, I was disappointed. It took me a few days to realize that the disappointment wasn't the way the novel ended, but that the ending felt premature.
The world within Magicians Impossible is enthralling and fascinating, but it's paired with a simple, to a point of it seeming convenient plot. I felt like there was more story to read, but there were no more words. The ending gave me no resolution whatsoever because the entire story read in a very run of the mill way.
Which really sucked because the characters are awesome; all the supporting characters and foes (there are many) are all terrific.
The world is fantastic and imaginative.
Jason's story is wonderful and engaging.
If the book was thicker, if there were more details on the magical world that was created, I would have totally given this novel five stars. I really, really want to.
__________B O O K__D E T A I L S__________
T I T L E: Magicians Impossible
A U T H O R: Brad Abraham
P U B L I S H E R: St. Martin's Press
P U B L I S H--D A T E: September 12, 2017
I S B N: 9781250083524
Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Twenty-something bartender Jason Bishop’s world is shattered when his estranged father commits suicide, but the greater shock comes when he learns his father was a secret agent in the employ of the Invisible Hand; an ancient society of spies wielding magic in a centuries-spanning war. Now the Golden Dawn; the shadowy cabal of witches and warlocks responsible for Daniel Bishop’s murder, and the death of Jason’s mother years before, have Jason in their sights. His survival will depend on mastering his own dormant magic abilities; provided he makes it through the training.
From New York, to Paris, to world between worlds, Jason's journey through the realm of magic will be fraught with peril. But with enemies and allies on both sides of this war, whom can he trust? The Invisible Hand, who’ve been more of a family than his own family ever was? The Golden Dawn, who may know the secrets behind his mysterious lineage? For Jason Bishop, only one thing is for certain; the magic he has slowly been mastering is telling him not to trust anybody.
*I received an advanced copy of this via NetGalley in exchange for a fair review*