Death & Magic

Rated 5.00/5 based on 1 reviews
A murder mystery set in a school for wizards. (Volume 1 of the Barefoot Healer series.) More

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About Steven J Pemberton

I was born in England in 1970, the son of a librarian and a teacher. It was probably inevitable, therefore, that I would grow up loving books and the imaginary worlds they conjure. I now live in Hertfordshire with my partner, where I work as a software developer.

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Review by: Madison Keller on Aug. 6, 2012 :
This book starts out reading like a standard 'Wizard's School' book, but don't let that fool you. Its actually a very well written murder mystery featuring magic.

The main character is very well written, I was quite surprised the author is a male, as the main character is female.

Very well written and edited, you won't be able to put it down.
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)
Review by: Gordon A. Long on July 26, 2011 : (no rating)
Death and Magic looks like a standard “apprentice wizard” story, but don’t expect magical or cute. The setting is a huge old ruined fortress with only one habitable wing. The genre is murder mystery. The main character is charismatic and believable. Better yet, the use of magic has defined limits.

Smoothly written and professionally edited, with a story line and main character that draw you in from the start, this book is definitely a cut above the usual offerings in the ebook world.

Gordon A. Long
Author of "A Sword Called…Kitten?"
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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