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Summary

A lost fox. A gorgeous ghost. And an unlikely partnership to stop a murderer. 

Since his mother's murder, Sage McKinley doesn’t live, he exists. His weak magic has made him an outcast, shadowing his life with self-doubt. All that changes when the spirit of a gunslinger appears in his bookstore with a message that will flip Sage’s world upside down. According to the mesmerizing apparition, a powerful magic lies within Sage...if he can find a way to tap into it. 

But dastardly threats accompany this untapped power. Bodies are piling high as a killer hunts for the secrets of the mage that now course through Sage’s veins. Can Sage find the confidence to embrace all he’s capable of? Or will the next life snuffed out be his own?

©2020 Sam Burns (P)2021 Sam Burns

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Loved this one!

New to me author. I bought this because I already love the narrator and the blurb sounded fab. And was it ever!? I will definitely be buying more from this author!!

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Loved It! ❤️❤️


Wasn’t sure what to expect from this author as first time I had listened to a book by them.
I have to admit, the main reason being that Joel Leslie was narrating it and the outline really intrigued me.

I certainly wasn’t disappointed! Can’t go wrong with a fox as a familiar 🥰🥰

Brilliant storyline, MC’s and humour - a great narrator makes a huge difference and you certainly can’t go wrong with Joel! 😁

Really looking forward to hearing the rest of the series as really want to see where this story goes 🥰

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Great story

Characters came alive by the fabulous talent of Mr Lesley. Story was fun though an easy or to predict in terms of who did what. The only thing negative was the end all happened very quickly but all lose ends were tied up. I do recommend it for a good listen with some fun moments.

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  • Christina Azariadou
  • 18-03-21

Magic, mystery, romance

This new series from Sam Burns is an incredible mix of magic, adventure, mystery and romance.

Sages's story is a heartbreaking one but as he says, he does his best and makes do with what he has because that is the Sage way and is amazing.

I love Joel Leslie. He is one of the best narrators out there with incredible performances and it's always a treat hearing him narrate my favorite stories, like this one. Sometimes though very emotional stories like this one, especially if I have read them first, don't have the same impact, maybe because of my frame of my mind or finding that the narration lacks that that much needed emotional punch, I don't know, but this is what happened here as well.

Still though give it a try because it really is a marvellous story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-03-21

Amazing book can't wait for the second one

Every time I I went to the Kindle Store this book cover with pop up. However I constantly kept overlooking it I don't know why the cover was an amazing artistic rendering. But for some reason it just didn't draw me the way I thought it would given the type of genre I read. However when I saw the book was made into an audiobook and notice that Joel Leslie was the narrator I couldn't pass up the opportunity so I ended up getting it. And boy was I grateful it was an amazing book narrated by one of my favorite narrators and Sam Burns is also one of my favorite authors as well. I cannot wait for the second to come on audio I really wish you didn't leave off on a cliffhanger but it just makes you more anxious to read or listen to the next in the series. So hurry on up and produced second book because I know I'll be getting it.

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  • person not machine
  • 22-04-21

Super entertaining

I took a chance on a new author and was very happy with it. The narrator was good and the writing style was entertaining. This was a great pick-me-up gay romance with Actual Plot(TM). I enjoyed all the subtle nods to pop nerd culture. Sam Burns is going to be one of my go-to authors now for when I’m feeling down.

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  • Sue 🎧
  • 20-03-21

entertaining

I picked this up because Joel Leslie narrated it, and as usual I wasn't disappointed. I've not read Sam Burns before, but the story was entertaining (although the ending felt a bit rushed), the characters likeable and I was happily lost in Sage and Flukes story for a few hours - I look forward to their next adventure.

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  • Kashonna
  • 19-04-21

Magic

I enjoyed this story. Sage is like many of us who don't see the true potential we have in ourselves.

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  • Teresa
  • 18-04-21

Awesome

I loved reading the ebook and looked forward to the audio so much. Joel delivered in spades. So awesome to listen to, thoroughly enjoyed.

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  • Sola
  • 17-04-21

WHERE IS THE NEXT BOOK

I'm absolutely dying here, I need the next book in audio. Sage and Fluke are such utter charming sweethearts, and we must know more about the mysterious Gideon.

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  • Kyle The Gnome Waiter
  • 14-04-21

Awesome writing and narration!

I really loved this book. The plot is solid. Gideon is sexy af. Fluke has a huge personality. Joel Leslie is amazing. I'm excited to listen to the next one.

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  • R. Grey
  • 02-04-21

Perfectly Titled Story because it’s Fantastic!

What a great story! I loved the characters, the plot, the pacing, the romance and the level of low but present angst was perfection.

Joel Leslie did his usual amazing performance and brought every character to incredibly individualistic life.

I highly recommend this book!!!

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  • Booklover876🇯🇲
  • 13-03-21

The Fantastic Sage

This book kept popping up in my kindle and I put off reading it for months (silly me) until I finally gave in. Boy was I mad at myself for doing so. This book is amazing. When I saw Joel narrated it I had to get the audio as well. Sage is adorable, so is Fluke. Gideon is remarkable. Very well developed characters. Beez is a really great friend. This book shows us that despite all the bad some good can still come when we least expect it. Looking forward to book 2 coming out in audio. Joel did an amazing job narrating.