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Dirty Magic (Prospero's War, 1) de Jaye…
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Dirty Magic (Prospero's War, 1) (edició 2014)

de Jaye Wells (Autor)

Sèrie: Prospero's War (1)

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"The Magical Enforcement Agency keeps dirty magic off the streets, but there's a new blend out there that's as deadly as it is elusive. When patrol cop Kate Prospero shoots the lead snitch in this crucial case, she's brought in to explain herself. But the more she learns about the investigation, the more she realizes she must secure a spot on the MEA task force."… (més)
Títol:Dirty Magic (Prospero's War, 1)
Autors:Jaye Wells (Autor)
Informació:Orbit (2014), 416 pages
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Loved it. One of the best paranormal series. Funky world building and believable movie like characters. ( )
  4Veritas | Jan 23, 2020 |
I was debating whether to rate this as a 3 or 3.5 then when I looked it up on LT I had already read it. And forgotten it 100%. It is a perfectly fine take on the heroine with something extra in a dark urban fantasy world, a bit different than the usual werewolfs, vampires, and other strange critters, with Adepts being both the monsters and among those fighting the monsters, and the take on magic is not the most common, and the pacing and plotting are better than average, just, well I totally forgot it. Totally. ( )
  quondame | Oct 25, 2019 |
I enjoyed reading this, and it gave something different in the urban fantasy department - alchemy and policework, rather than creatures and lone-wolfing. Our heroine is interesting and layered with the regrets that adulthood accumulates, without offering any easy answers about those regrets or living with / moving on from them. So all in all, this is a good little book, so I'm not quite sure why I didn't enjoy it more. But I remain unmoved.

Perhaps it's that there were some complexities - or maybe glitches - in the storytelling that never quite panned out. (e.g. Kate is guardian of her younger brother, but keeps saying "my mother", which made me assume that younger brother was actually her youthful-indiscretion son, but that never came up and seems impossible.) Maybe it's that it's laying groundwork for a whole network of interesting elements and so never quite digs in deep on any of them. Maybe it's just plain that urban fantasy isn't my preferred marmalade.

But it just never quite sank its hooks into me. So this is more like three-and-a-half, rounded up. ( )
  cupiscent | Aug 3, 2019 |
Interesting world building in this one. Alchemy magic equals a slum full of dirty magic potion dealers and the covens that run them. The main character is a cop who once cooked those potions and belonged to a coven. I love the contrast. My copy had a bonus interview with Wells where she explained how she came up with the idea and all the research she did to write the novel. Think The Wire plus magic, but tangible magic, not wand waving and incantations. The characters were fleshed out, the story was compelling, the action moving along. Even with the length of the book, the pace never lagged. I am definitely reading more. ( )
  ladypembroke | May 17, 2019 |
3.5/5 stars. The first thing that attracted me to this book was the author, Jaye Wells, who I've read and enjoyed before. Then I learned the magic-user main character's surname was "Prospero" and I was all in.

This book had a lot of the things I enjoy. Urban fantasy cops, people with bad backgrounds trying to reform, former lovers who might be trouble, and an interesting magic system. In this world, magic is alchemy and magicians cook. There's a tremendous drug parallel, with certain spells causing dangerous or deadly side-effects. Of course there's also the difference between clean magic (government/corporate sanctioned) and dirty magic (street magic, often with subpar ingredients). There's also the magical 'mafia' with the various covens controlling various parts of the city.

Then you have Kate Prospero. Of 'the' Propsero family. Coven. Her Uncle, the coven leader is in jail, he'd once groomed her to take over but she left the family and became a cop. Her ex-boyfriend from her dark magic days says he's reformed but Kate has serious doubts about that. But Kate's reformed. Reformed to the point that she won't use any magic at all, not even clean magic meant to protect her in the line of duty.

A fun beginning to what looks like a great series.

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  tldegray | Sep 21, 2018 |
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"The Magical Enforcement Agency keeps dirty magic off the streets, but there's a new blend out there that's as deadly as it is elusive. When patrol cop Kate Prospero shoots the lead snitch in this crucial case, she's brought in to explain herself. But the more she learns about the investigation, the more she realizes she must secure a spot on the MEA task force."

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