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    Thrilling Urban Fantasy Horror - Awesome Magic, Gr

    This book surprised me. It is many things all crammed into one book. It was definitely horrific and you could call it a horror novel. And I also might call it an urban fantasy because it takes place in modern times but has a lot of cool magic. It is paced like a thriller. The story moves very fast. Even though the action scenes were a bit too gruesome for my taste at times, they were really well done and I really enjoyed them. This book reads quickly because it is paced so fast. That said I was really intrigued with the magic system. I'm pretty sure I have a good grasp of it now, but I didn't really understand it until almost the end of the book. I still have questions about it but thankfully there's going to be a second book in this series, so hopefully I'll get my answers in the next book. The way characters gain power and use it was so awesome. There are those who use chaos and others who use order. The way the author came up with the way they use magic was really creative and made for some awesome fight scenes. I loved the fast pace but I wish that some things would've been explained more. The powers that characters have—do all kinds of crazy amazing stuff but most of it wasn't explained until the end of the story. I kind of felt like I was flung through the story. That's to be expected in a thriller but with all the other cool fantasy and horror elements it took me a while to get a feel for the story. I loved it though. Timothy C. Ward definitely lets you figure it out as you read the story instead of using info dumps and hand holding. I would have personally liked a bit more explanation earlier on but you'll probably appreciate how he sprinkles it in while moving the story forward at a brisk pace. I'm looking forward to the next book and especially getting to learn more about this awesome magic system and how the different worlds work in this book. So if you're looking for a thrilling gruesome book with a really cool imaginative magic system then check out this book.
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    Crazy wild wierd urban fantasy

    What a different take on the urban fantasy genre. This story is the first in a wild crazy world hidden within the normal world. This is the story of Maker, Chaos, and Order and their fight for supremacy. The real story begins with Anton an Order recruiter who meets Caroline who is checking out a college campus in the mid west. They are both drawn to each other but the hidden world and its oncoming fight interrupts the normal boy attracted to girl story. It is a crazy world where not everyone is who you think they are. Then things get really crazy. The book starts out a little slow as it introduces us to a Order cell but with enough weirdness to keep me reading to see what happens next. Wanted to get to the crazy praying mantis but before that Priestess Shila and her craziness sucked me in. It was a wild read trying to figure out who were the good guys and who the bad guys were. I was given a copy for free and this is my honest review. Crazy but addicting. Cannot wait for the next book to see what happens next.
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