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Flight of Magpies

Narrated by: Cornell Collins
Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Summary

Danger in the air. Lovers on the brink.

A Charm of Magpies, Book 3: With the justiciary understaffed, a series of horrifying occult murders to be investigated, and a young student who is flying - literally - off the rails, magical law enforcer Stephen Day is under increasing stress. And his relationship with his aristocratic lover, Lord Crane, is beginning to feel the strain. Crane chafes at the restrictions of England's laws, and there's a worrying development in the blood-and-sex bond he shares with Stephen. A development that makes a sensible man question if they should be together at all.

When a thief strikes at the heart of Crane's home, a devastating loss brings his closest relationships into bitter conflict - especially his relationship with Stephen. And as old enemies, new enemies, and unexpected enemies paint the lovers into a corner, the pressure threatens to tear them apart.

Warning: Contains hot-blooded sex, cold-blooded murder, sinister magical goings-on, and a lot of swearing.

©2014 K. J. Charles (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
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That good gay fantasy

An excellent listen. Heartfelt, hot, good mystery, interesting world and superb characters. Good reader too.

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Fitting end to the trilogy

I stumbled on this series by accident and really enjoyed it.
Great characterisation, plots and excellent narration throughout.
Some have commented on the relative shortness but the prologues at the end of each book are enjoyable in their own right and serve to bridge to the next book.

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Adventure

Another great adventure in this series of books. Each installment grows the characters and mythology of this imagined world.

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  • Eugenia
  • 02-11-18

Yes!!!!! What a couple!!

<strong>What a thrill ride!</strong>

Ah, my lovelies, whilst I lie sick in bed writing this review I crave not medicines and elixirs: I crave Crane (and of course, Stephen).
Yes, their story is over for the most part. I’m told they pop in for the next book, but it’s not the same really, is it?

Here our very proper Crane and his very filthy mouth finds himself in dire straits. Thank goodness for that mouth of his for he puts it to good use in attempting to save not only himself, but his lover Stephen against the evil machinations of a warlock gone mad.

Treachery is afoot in this third installment and it comes from unexpected places. There is a huge tug of war between Crane and Stephen over his dangerous job and Crane’s desire to return to China. Will duty or desire win?

Needless to say, an HEA is in store for our mismatched lovers, at least for now. I’ve been ripping through this series in audiobook and let me tell you, every penny was worth it. I started the next book in the Charm of Magpie World starring a character here and a new one. No Crane or Stephen yet, but I know they’ll make an appearance.

These books are phenomenal, even more so in audiobook....HIGHLY recommended, especially the sex scenes as Crane likes to be bossy in bed and Stephen loves him that way!

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  • VHB
  • 30-01-18

I want more please!

More , more , more.
I want this storie to continue all the way to China 🇨🇳
I never want it to end,
This characters are so dear to me that I painfully miss them .
The narration is fantastic, it’s excellent
Highly recommend this trilogies and the rest of the books on the magpie lord world are great
Also. But this trilogie is the best.

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  • Clayton Kroh
  • 06-08-18

Great story, characters, and prose!

I've only just started reading in the romance category, and as I've blundered about looking for good books to read, I came upon the "A Charm of Magpies" series by K. J. Charles. Book 1 was a wonderful surprise. The writing is top shelf with witty, evocative, and fresh. Charles is a masterful talent, taking the familiar tropes and beats of the genre and employing them in clever ways that made them seem new and interesting. When I finished book 1 ("The Magpie Lord") I immediately devoured every book in the series with ever increasing delight. This one, "Flight of Magpies" was particularly was fun.

I also cannot praise enough the performance by Cornell Collins. I absolutely loved listening to his readings of these books. His voice is pleasant to listen to, and his characterizations fit perfectly for me. He made an already fun series of books even more enjoyable. I highly recommend this book and all the books in the "A Charm of Magpies" series.

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  • Deelee
  • 04-08-18

the combination of kj Charles and cornell Collins-

priceless. I loved every minute of the whole series. And I will definitely look for more by both.

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  • Susan R. Miller
  • 04-08-18

Loved it.

Loved it. Charming. Great characters. Wish there was more. Love her other books as we'll, but this series is my favorite.

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  • Ronny Bea
  • 06-02-18

sigh

It almost physically hurts that this trilogy is over. Stephen and Lucien are one of my favorite couples ever. Seriously, top 10. Many thanks for also including the short stories that go with the series. It was a wonderful surprise.

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  • J.S. Locke-Russell
  • 22-06-20

epic

these are epic stories. I love the writing and the narration is fantastic. I highly recommend this series.


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  • Diedra
  • 02-05-20

Great Series!!

I don't know what it is about this series. If it's how it's written or the narration. But it's really good. Great surprises, great plots. Only thing that was a little off was when the narrator was doing the voice for steph he sounded the same, and he needs to work on his female voices other than that he did a good job!

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  • LauraSt
  • 30-04-20

THIS CANT END! I’m obsessed!

Couldn’t have asked for a better last book!
Gahhh Crane and Stephen are just perfect together! This book was filled with wonder, action and raw feelings! I so love Mr. Merrick! This was just perfect perfect perfect! Old evils, new devils and rampant feelings, I simply couldn’t stop listening once I started!
The ending was perfection!

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  • L.D.
  • 16-04-20

Magical, Gritty, and Romantic

I fell in love with this series from the first book and stayed in love with it until the end. Magical and gritty, with sharp wit and clever quips, this book has everything I love. There’s the wonderfully crafted characters who have so much depth and complexities, the incredible world building that weaves magical realism with historical fiction, the fascinating plot that pushes the story forward at the perfect pace, and the delicious and spicy sex scenes that fit perfectly with the beautiful romance.

Flight of the Magpies was the perfect conclusion to the trilogy, although I’m so happy there are more short stories and other novels set in this world. Crane and Stephen have sealed there place as two of my favorite characters, and I can’t wait to revisit with them. I can’t recommend this book highly enough.