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Summary

Before he was an Elfin Lord - before he even joined that secret group of Mages - Jamie Riley was a Mage recruited by the FBI and the Office of Supernatural Policing and Investigation. A new-minted Inspector sent into one of the most complicated supernatural regions in the country: Los Angeles. 

The rest of OSPI’s LA team has grown comfortable with allowing politics and pragmatism to decide which cases they pursue, which criminals they charge - but when Jamie’s investigation suggests that a pillar of the supernatural community has killed in cold blood, he will let nothing get in the way of getting the murderer. 

Not even his career.

©2019 Glynn Stewart (P)2020 Podium Publishing

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  • KH
  • 22-08-21

So glad I tried this.

I admit that I only tried this because it was free but I am really glad that I did. Now I am looking forward to hearing the rest of the series.

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wonderful

found it to be very refreshing, loved the characters, story and plot. loved the narration too

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A new author for me

Very enjoyable introduction to series will read more by this writer, the narrator was excelent.

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Great

This was a fantastic short story by Glynn Stewart. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Keep writing

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That was all right

Pretty good little story. Quite bureaucratic though. When I enter into contemporary magical stories I like comedy or fantasy, not just straight forward policy and officers of the law. I might check out the book series though.

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Excellent

Excellent, wonder if book2. Very well thought out. Nice voice of narrater. Enjoyed while painting.

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Really enjoyable !

I am really pleasantly surprised- a really enjoyable way to spend and hour and a half 😊 well written and I can’t wait to hear more about the characters

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Really short!

The story had a promising start but then just.. ended? I’m not sure what happened?!

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More Like, Murder by Boredom

There was altogether too much Police procedure and not enough magic involved in this thankfully short piece. The narration was clear but read without much inflection or enthusiasm, as though the chap was bored to tears, as was I. It didn`t make me want to hear any more of the series, assuming there is one. I found myself waiting for the magic to occur but when it did it was completely underwhelming. It could have been an ordinary shoot-out while apprehending a crime suspect. I have probably been spoiled by being a fan of The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, which this is absolutely nothing like.

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Good narration, but an unsatisfying story.

There is little to complain about as a free listen, but I would be looking for a refund if I had paid for it. The narrator made the best of a poor book. To me, the characters are shallow, and the plot predictable. It isn't bad, just bland.

I won't be exploring the others in the series.

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  • 07-06-21

Liked it and think I may start the series

Overall found this mini intro to be very entertaining. Enough so that I will want to get the first book in the series and try it out.

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  • Jeffery D. Giuliani
  • 16-03-20

A bite size masterpiece as usual

This series is my absolute favorite. I was bummed as it appears Glynn Stewart is only going to make 4 of the main series books. I jumped for joy when I saw this one pop up. Masterful as ever. When you pair a great series with the all time best narrator out there? Brilliance.
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  • David Osler
  • 13-03-20

Let’s just say in the beginning of the Elven Lord

This is a great story I wish it was longer so only four stars I am really hoping that Stewart writes a lot more of these Particular around Jamie

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  • Sandra R. Merrill
  • 29-06-21

Surprisingly gripping.

Short but action packed. Jamie is one of the good guys and a magic, working for a magical agency fresh out of recruiting. He’s sharp and by the book.
Cracking his first case could get him killed.
I highly recommend this brilliant short story, it’s a doozy.

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  • walt sears
  • 28-06-21

A New Super Hero

I'm normally a military sci-fi guy, but this super natural special agent stuff was pretty cool. And you can't go wrong with Ray Porter...pure gold! More please!

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  • BCGome
  • 16-01-22

Very Good!!!

I enjoyed this audiobook. It is a very interesting novella. The characters and their roles are well defined and the plot is pretty straightforward. There is quite a bit of punch in a relatively short read. I am looking forward to listening to more from this series.

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  • Marianna J. Groth
  • 12-01-22

Unexpected find!

Well done! Looking forward to the rest of this series...and more from this author too.

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  • A. F. Merriam
  • 23-11-21

Probably of interest to fans of the series.

This novella was a chore to listen through. Very little to make you excited. introduced characters and probably future plotlines. I am not going to continue with the series

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  • K. Dorsey
  • 13-11-21

Nicely done

This was a well-crafted attention keeping short story it doesn’t he leave you looking to find more about these characters.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-10-21

Murder by Magic

Really enjoyed this story. New FBI Agent for the magical started out with a bang. First week on the force and he gets suspended. Loved this book!