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Familiar Magic - An Uncanny Kingdom Urban Fantasy

The London Coven Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Heather Tracy
Series: The London Coven Series, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
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Summary

Three butchered witches. An unknown killer. One big mistake: they left the familiar alive. 

Stella Familiar was created by the London Coven to protect the city from the monsters that lurk in the shadows. 

She’s fought against the darkness for decades, but now something new has come to town. Something that’s torn her world apart. 

This monster did the impossible: it murdered the three most powerful witches in London, putting the city in peril, and leaving Stella alone for the first time to fight back against a power she doesn’t understand. 

An evil beyond anything she can imagine is loose; something with the power to crush her like a bug...and it’s back to finish what it started. 

Does Stella have what it takes to defeat a threat this powerful, or will the creature of her nightmares snuff out the Coven for good? 

Mystery, scares, and fast-paced action collide in this thrilling urban fantasy series. Listen to Familiar Magic now for an addictive tale of magic and mayhem you cannot pause.

©2017 Matthew Stott & David Bussell (P)2019 Matthew Stott & David Bussell

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Good start to a series

I admit, I was pulled in entirely by the cover - I love London, and books set there. Obviously the genre appealed to me, too. This urban fantasy book was a great listen. The story is fast-paced, intriguing and fun, but what really set it apart for me was the narration. Heather Tracy did a fantastic job, particularly of the voices, and her enthusiasm pulled me right along for the ride. I'll definitely be checking out the next book in the series, and can recommend this audiobook to fans of urban fantasy.

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Urban Fantasy

This book has two ingredients that I love. A mystery and fantasy mixed together. I liked the fact that we don't have to wait for any actions since the book jumps right into it. The main character Stella finds her coven dead and she sets out to find who the killer is.
Looking forward to the next book in the series.

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An exciting urban fantasy It jumps right into the action with Stella finding her coven dead, though it should have been impossible. Trying to find the killer, as a lowly familiar, seems to be an insurmountable task.

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Don’t mess with Stella Familiar

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This is the first book I have listened too from these authors and I really enjoyed it and I’ve already bought their Spectral Detective series.
Stella Familiar seeks out to get revenge for the killing her masters the witches of the London Coven . Can she defeat the great evil that seeks out to try and kill her too.

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Amazing

Amazing storyline written was done wonderful the narrater bought it to life
More please enjoyed from start to finish

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Uncanny

Applaud! Good book, well written, preformed excellent! I do feel something, was missing though I can't quite put my finger on it. Well done, over all! To both author and narrator! Can't wait to listen to book 2!

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  • Nicole Henderson
  • 21-06-20

A different take on the paranormal

Normally I would picture a familiar as an animal of some sort so this was certainly very different. And whilst it was another take on the paranormal world is was well written. I loved the idea of blind alleys reminded me a bit of Diagon Alley from Harry Potter. I enjoyed the characters in this book Stella was written and the detective well that was a twist I didn’t see coming. Anyway on to more of this series.
Heather did a great job with the narration adding character voices.

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  • Krista Gimeno
  • 24-02-20

Rage, thy name is Stella Familiar

Stella Familiar has anger management problems. Her creators, her family, her coven, have been brutally murdered. Seemingly impossible, with all the protection on their home, but nevertheless. Stella, created to be the servant of witches, must now avenge the death of her witches, and many other of the Uncanny of London that have been attacked by the same entity. Enlisting the help of a police detective, she goes in search of the murderer, with fireballs in both hands.

I got this audiobook free in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Patrick
  • 02-01-20

Pulls you in from the start and keeps going

Would definitely recommend this audiobook -

Good quick listen, very engaging with a good story. Narrator did a great job with the material. It feels a bit more like a movie/tv series with how the story plays out with the two main characters and that’s not a bad thing at all. Will definitely check out the rest of the series.

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  • Leslie Twitchell
  • 07-11-19

Stella's amazing.

I received this book for free for a honest review. The storyline was well written and held together. The characters are very different from each other and are wonderful. The narrator did not disappoint and brought the characters to life. highly reccomend

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  • Mandy Buffington
  • 27-09-19

Fantastic

I received this book for free at my request but the opinion is of my own. This book was absolutely fantastic it grabbed me from the very beginning and didn’t let go. I loved the mystery and magic. The attitude of Stella was fantastic and she made for a very strong character. I’m definitely looking forward to more.

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  • Koolaid53
  • 14-09-19

Listen to a Great Book....

This book is short and sweet and introduces one badass familiar to the world. Someone has killed a coven of witches in London that should not have been able to. So, you have a familiar that shouldn't be able to do what she does and a demon that is as strong as anything. They play a game of cat and mouse, and in the end, well you will just have to read it to find out.

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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  • Belinda C
  • 09-09-19

A really good audiobook

This is a great book with murder suspense intrigue magic and non magic. This is a unique experience that I'm happy to have listened to. Also Heather Tracy was fantastic narrating it.

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  • jenny
  • 03-09-19

Awesome Start to a series

I really enjoyed listening to this book, It was a unique take on the Heroine, What she is, how she was created, It felt fast paced with no lag time. I wish that David's voice wasn't higher pitched than the lead female Voice, But other than that the Narrator rocked, She was really good at doing multiple voices for the Bad Guy and she Kept me totally sucked into the book. Going to start the second one right away.

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  • Kira
  • 02-09-19

Great Addition to the Fantasy World

When something of the darkness kills all of her coven, Stella Familiar becomes bent on revenging her masters’ deaths. The only thing left behind is an absence of all magic. To make matters worse, the uncanny also kills the Monks of the Sorcerer Tree. As she begins to investigate, she meets David, a normal detective with no magical powers. Clues lead to an uncanny known as Mr. Trick. Can Stella stop Mr. Trick from destroying the world of the Uncannies? Narrator, Heather Tracy’s masterfully brings to life the characters with her distinct, unique voices. Her use of emotions fits well into the plot and works well with the characters in the book. The characters are well-developed, engaging, and lovable. Fans of fantasy, magic, adventure, and mystery will enjoy listening to this book.

Please Note: A copy of this audiobook was given to me in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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  • Camila Brianna Belbin
  • 12-07-19

Enjoyable Start

This was a really good start to a new urban fantasy series! The London Coven consists of three of the most powerful witches in London and are tasked with keeping the Denizens, the magical world, and the human world separate and keeping each one safe. Stella is the coven’s familiar, completely made by the witches, and she comes home to find all of them brutally murdered. She’s left to protect London by herself in the process of getting revenge. This was my first book set in the Uncanny Kingdom and the world was well written. I enjoyed that she teamed up with a human, David Tyler, and turned his life upside down in the process. I loved that Matthew could put his own twist on a witch’s familiar and that helped make the story more unique. This book was fast paced from the start and full of action, mystery,great descriptions, some gruesome scenes, and humor.
Heather did a great job with this narration! She spoke at a steady pace, gave each character their own voice and kept me hooked from start to finish with her performance.
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.