No Spoiler Book Review
Breaking the Lore is a snarky urban fantasy novel. It starts with one dead fairy and before you know it, you are up to your eyeballs in magical creatures. One quirky and clever detective, an elf, a troll, a witch, at least seven dwarfs, centaurs, and the rest. All introduced with a tone of hilariously disbelieving sarcasm.
The characters are thrown together when a war in the magical world spills over into the gardens of Manchester. Let’s just say, the gardens of Manchester are ill-prepared to handle a magical skirmish. Luckily, the quirky and clever detective, Nick Paris, is on the case!
While the plot of this book is entertaining and the characters are fun, what I really love is the writing! This book is packed full of that dry British humor that tickles your brain. I laughed the whole way through this book.
These are just two examples of the snark you’re in for when you read Breaking the Lore:
“It’s hard to do good cop, bad cop when you’re the only one there.”
“He felt like he’d been on the proverbial emotional roller coaster. Plus the emotional big wheel, waltzers, helter-skelter and bouncy castle.”
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This is a great choice for fans of Fantasy or anyone looking for a goofy humorous read. The writing and plot of this book remind me of the movie Men in Black. If you enjoyed the first movie and are cool with subbing out aliens for fairies, you would like this book.
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A magical, mischievous mystery perfect for fans of Douglas Adams and Ben Aaronovitch.
How do you stop a demon invasion... when you don’t believe in magic?
Inspector Nick Paris is a man of logic and whisky. So staring down at the crucified form of a murder victim who is fifteen centimetres tall leaves the seasoned detective at a loss… and the dead fairy is only the beginning.
Suddenly the inspector is offering political asylum to dwarves, consulting with witches, getting tactical advice from elves and taking orders from a chain-smoking talking crow who, technically, outranks him.
With the fate of both the human and magic worlds in his hands Nick will have to leave logic behind and embrace his inner mystic to solve the crime and stop an army of demons from invading Manchester!
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