City of Dark Magic

You may have heard–it’s cold in the Midwest.  Yesterday I think the wind-chill got down to -20.  At a certain point I stop paying attention to the actual number – these below 0 wind chills are cold and dangerous.  My walk to work today was frigid–so frigid that my hair sticking out of my hat (that was fully dry) froze.  Dry hair – frosted over.

What to do on a day off (yesterday) when it’s too cold to go outdoors?  At-home workout – check.  Make another batch of Roasted Celery Puree–check.  Fluff and scratch Labrador ears–check.


Finish another book–check.  Yesterday I was able to sit down and make my way through City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte.  I can’t even begin to do this book justice by trying to explain what it’s about.  If you have a couple of minutes, I’d suggest watching the book trailer.  And then add the book to your To Read list.

Magnus Flyte is the pseudonym for the writing duo of Meg Howrey and Christina Lynch.  I heard them interviewed on Milwaukee Public Radio last week and was intrigued that they wrote the book by volleying it back and forth to one another.

Prague is a main character in this story and when I finished the book I wanted to dust off my passport and book a flight to Prague.  I went there during my senior year in college and have fond memories of my two weeks in the Czech Republic.  Prague is such a mysterious city full of legends, shadows, and characters.  I still remember the small hotel I stayed at along the river – our top floor room had a skylight that opened and in the early morning I stuck my head out to see the city enveloped in fog and mystery.

Have you been to Prague?  What are you reading?  

5 responses

  1. The narrator is too funny in that preview! I definitely wanted to visit Prague in the future (you know after I graduate, get a job and have a ‘real’ income! tired of being a poor student :/ but I’m ALMOST DONE!)

    seems like an interesting book, but I’m not sure what to think from that narrator…

  2. Hope you don’t mind I just added you as a friend on Goodreads.. I’m always looking for book recommendations. I just finished reading Mystic River by Dennis Lehane and had a hard time putting it down.

  3. I have not yet been to Prague, but, I definitely want to go there…and read City of Dark Magic. It sounds thrilling and intriguing and right up my alley! I just finished reading ‘Letters from Paris’, a collection of letters from a Texan living in Paris with her husband and 3 small children in 1959. Now, I’m starting Monday Mourning by Kathy Reichs AND The Pirates Laffite: The Treacherous World of the Corsairs of the Gulf by William C Davis. I’m all over the place. LOL! and, just love reading about exotic places and intrigue 😉

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