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Excellent Sequel - I Wish There Were More!
on 22 July 2014
This is the second (and currently last) book in the Magicals Anonymous series. Please, please write some more, Kate Griffin!
Sharon Li is a Shaman. She is also the community officer for the magical community in the city of London. She organises singles nights for those who can only come out after dark, bingo nights and a regular self-help group. She assisted by her IT technician and minion Rhys - the Druid with allergy problems. Sharon is busy sorting out the personal problems of the magical community when the Midnight Mayor goes missing leaving her as his deputy - much to her surprise. What follows is an investigation into the disappearance of the Midnight Mayor, why Old Man Bone wants what he is owed and why there are shoes thrown over overhead wires.
This book is a very worthy sequel to the "Stray Souls" where we first meet Sharon. The characters that we met there are back with further details of their unique personalities which are well constructed and amusing. Why shouldn't a vampire have OCD? Why shouldn't a seven foot troll be a chef? Sharon's fantastic positivity and knack with words is quite wonderful and leaves the reader as well as the characters amazed. There is a touch of romance along the way as well.
I really enjoyed this book and am unimpressed that currently there are only two books in the series! I just didn't want to put this book down and was totally engrossed. Unfortunately I was totally engrossed in the same room as my husband was watching the world cup & my chortles of amusement were not always appreciated!
In my opinion this series stands alongside books written by such great fantasy authors as Ben Aaronovich, Jasper Fforde, Jim Butcher and Terry Pratchett. They are well constructed, easy to read and fun.