I chose to read this book as a proud member of Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team. I received a copy from the author but this does not alter my review in any way.
Dark Magic is a short book at around 96 pages and has a terrific hook right from the first line.
The Maestros of Magic are rightly envious to see that a rival group of magicians have sold out at a theatre in the West End, for three solid months, and are no longer on the road as a touring group like the Maestros still were. They are also deeply suspicious about their freakily good magic… it’s almost like real magic…
I thoroughly enjoyed this read. I liked all the information about the different forms of tricks and loved how slightly sniffy each magician was for other forms of the art.
For me this is a book about consequences. About contracts and deals and what happens when you don’t fulfil them. And there are deep consequences when the Maestros interfere too.
I thought there was an unanswered question that stemmed right from the opening hook but as I rescanned a couple of pages searching for a detail to write this review the answer was right there. Good job.
Well written, this is a terrific story for anyone but if you are interested in magic too then that’s even better.