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The Magician's Diary

Glass and Steele, Book 4
Narrated by: Marian Hussey
Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
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Summary

India and Matt thought all their problems would come to an end once they found Chronos. But the watch magician brings with him as many questions as answers, and a load of trouble. To fix Matt's magic watch, they must find an old diary that once belonged to a doctor magician murdered decades ago. The hunt drags them into a sordid mystery involving two of London's craft guilds. With old and new enemies determined to stop them, and long-held secrets unearthed, Matt and India must work together better than ever.

But as the reason for India's strangely strong magic is revealed, she wants to draw other magicians into the open, while Matt wants to hide magic to keep her safe.

Her plan backfires. His plan shatters. And danger comes to their door.

©2017 C.J. Archer (P)2017 C.J. Archer

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Not another tale!

Oh c'mon Ms Archer! The heavy breathing/ near death experiences are wearing thin. Finish it please before you sink a good story with likable characters into 'timeless' tedium.

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Full of surprises, very enjoyable.

Enjoyed it very much. So much so I've bought the next book. Can't wait to solve the mystery.

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  • BikeVON
  • 05-11-17

Family reunions - This is a great one!

Thank you, Lord Jesus, we have finally found Chronos. I could not take another book with them solving other mysteries while searching for Chronos. Finally, we are making progress! The characters have been developed and they are working together as a unit.
The timeline between Matt and India meeting has just been months. In that short time what began as a secret, the existence of magic, is common knowledge. Think of how many times Matt and India have ended up at the hospital questioning doctors, or the number of guilds that we have learned that has magic users. I really liked the map makers. Now magic becomes front page news.

Chronos is India’s grandfather. Grandpa and India have their coming to Jesus moment. There is anger, forgiveness, and understanding. They share the knowledge of magic. It seems with magic being secret, there is no learning process. It is not like Harry Potter where you study and proceed up levels. It seems that India’s magic is unique that Grandpa can only be amazed. I am disappointed in the lack of development for India’s magic.

Matt’s watch situation has improved. Yea!!! I got tired if the constant panic and dire situation with his health. Now we need a medical doctor to add to the watch magic. To find a doctor they must solve a 27-year-old mystery. Of course, there are people out there who want that to stay secret. It resolves some issues for our characters. India get restitution and revenge from Eddie and she can satisfy her dilemma concerning her grandpa.

Willie, whom I love, is hiding a secret which is not resolved. But she gets to pull her Colt and threaten the life of someone. She is still wild, but her brusqueness and rudeness has softened around her house mates.

There is less match making for Matt. Matt’s English cousins do not get much book time. That made an uninterrupted flow into the mystery. There are enough twist and turns to keep your attention.

Our couple, Matt and India, finally took their romance up a level. All the others in the group are still making baby steps.

I enjoy the story but with 4 books and the slow progress with getting the watch fixed ... I only gave it 4 stars.

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  • Anna
  • 24-10-17

Great series

I really do enjoy this series. The characters and story line are great. My only problem with it is that i don't really see the plot moving along. I feel like the story its being stretch out too much in order to get more books out. I really do hope the 5th book it's more complete and it actually starts developing the character's relationships.

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  • Emily Ruth Fine
  • 22-03-18

Book 4

So, the other books I’ve listened to and enjoyed. If anything this book stood out the most. I enjoyed book one, but book four is a delightful continuation of Glass and Steele adventures. This book was more entertaining and had so many more twists and turns than its previous books.

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  • Tanzi
  • 22-12-17

Per usual following the series, it was fantastic!

It ended abruptly, but I can't wait for what's next! India is fascinating and Matt is so in love!

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  • Unknown
  • 11-11-17

The series is fantastic /excellent narration

Well written, credible fiction with romance and adventurous mysteries that keep you intrigued. I only have one complaint. The language. Yes it’s not vulgar but one character in particular (Willie) whom I dearly like, frequently uses Gods name in vain through out the stories which makes it difficult for me to give it 5 stars since this would hold me back from recommending it.
If it were not for the use of GD and JC, I would be telling everyone of this great read.

Narrator made the story come to life, her ability to do multiple accents and voices as well as her acting makes a HUGE impact.

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  • emily
  • 20-04-18

Clever and suspenseful

This installment might be my favorite! The tension is amazing, the story is riveting and I am always amazed at how much she leaves open ended for the next book. The only negative is the narration of “willie” is s but too shrill and I generally don’t care for her character.

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  • CinnieD
  • 26-01-18

Time piece

what an amzing visual journey these bioks have given me! im thrilled bryound words! cannot wait for the next book in this series!

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  • Lesley E Orcutt
  • 10-11-17

OMG!! Hurry up with the next one!!!

I love this crazy adventure ♡♡ I can't wait to see Ms. Steels reactions to America and hear more about this charged love & deadly dance routine!
I am so curious to hear more adventures about Grandfather and really hope he joins them in America. Good Job C.J. Archer! Keep Cranking them out!!

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  • Kimberly
  • 07-11-17

Love these books!

This series is so much fun and so well written. Can’t wait for the next one!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-12-18

so good!

the narrator does a great job with different voices. wonderful story line. a must listen too!