Friday, December 8, 2017

Magicians Impossible; Brad Abraham

Bartender Jason Bishop's world is shattered when his estranged father Daniel seemingly 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 worlds 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.
*Thank you to NetGalley for letting me read this book for a fair and unbias review*
Title: Magicians Impossible
Author: Brad Abraham
Genre: Fantasy
Published: September 12th, 2017


Hello Fellow Readers,

So this is the book that got me out of my slump. Weird right? First off your introduced to Damon a Magician in a really cool scene that sucked me into the book right away. Of course, our main character is Jason which didn't suck, because Jason is actually a good character, but I really liked Damon and I wished there was more of him in the book. I loved the incorporation of our real magic, you know card tricks and the whatnot because it almost makes it seem like this could be happening.

While yes, the story for me was a bit linear and I knew what would happen before it did, it was a good story. Jason was a bit too good a magic for him to just have been introduced to magic. I sort of read it as one huge montage and while Jason was probably studying magic for far longer than I thought, Abrahams made it feel like it was too fast. One character that bothered me was Allegra. I wanted to like her so bad, I mean a powerful badass magician that is a female. Instead, I grew annoyed with her in almost every scene she was in.

I'm grateful to this book for helping me past my slump and I kinda hope this is a series rather than a one-off only because I felt like the story of Jason Bishop and magic isn't over.

The Author

The creator of the Mixtape comic book series (Space Goat Productions), screenwriter of the films Fresh Meat and Stonehenge Apocalypse, writer on the television series The Canada CrewNow You KnowI Love Mummy, and RoboCop Prime Directives, and a journalist whose work has appeared in Rue MorgueDreamwatchStarburst, and Fangoria

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