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Summary

India's study into the language of spells is interrupted by the arrest of her teacher for an unpaid debt. Before Matt can repay it for him, the powerful magician escapes from his prison cell. To make matters worse, the moneylender is murdered and the magician is implicated.

Convinced of his innocence, India and Matt must discover who really killed the moneylender before the police find the magician. Their investigation leads them down a path littered with lies, betrayal, scandal, and interference from people they don't trust.

Meanwhile, Matt's relatives accuse Cyclops of ruining their daughter, and plan to marry off their manipulative youngest to someone even more manipulative and far more powerful. Should Matt and India support the union, or try to stop it? And how will they stop Cyclops from being deported back to America?

©2019 C.J. Archer (P)2019 C.J. Archer

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Amazing

This was such a great book to listen to, Hussey has a great talent with all the voices and those voices helped with how the characters act. My heart panged whenever Matt called India his wife. I'm soo happy they are married now, also what an ending, February can't come any quicker

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Good but not the best

I really enjoy this series and this is a fair addition. I did feel that this book was a bit too formulaic. I didn’t think the central mystery was as strong as others in the series so got a bit bored.

Saying that, I still love visiting these characters and want them to all get their happy endings. I’ll definitely be buying number 9.

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What a series!

What a series, so many twists and turns. Can't wait for book 9 to be released.

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  • Sarah
  • 25-09-19

Fantastic series! Book 9 hurry, hurry!

Love the continued story of Matt and India and the whole host of characters in this series -- each title presents an exciting new troublesome case for the group to solve. Love, love, love the magical element and how each magician has a specialized talent and magical ability. Looking forward to Book 9 -- write faster Ms. Archer!

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  • Sherrie Oparka
  • 05-09-19

wonderful book

such a good read. things are happening that I'm not sure I'm happy about... cannot wait for the next book to how things turn ou!!

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  • claudia crenshaw
  • 03-11-21

intrigue murder and romance

Marvelous series, full of mystery, murder and romance with many twists and turns and excitement. The narration is superb, changing for every character and different nationality.

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  • Sherry
  • 27-07-21

cute mystery

light on progressing story of Matt's household. Focused on murder of Fabian creditor and putting India in danger.

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  • Mary W.
  • 19-05-21

meh

Now that we know all about Matt and India there is no more excitement. It usually takes a day or two to finish one of these stories but this one I finished in a week. The story behind Matt's cousins just is not that interesting.

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  • Katy Dunlap
  • 02-02-21

less of a favorite

I'm a fan of this series, but this one seemed to go a bit slower. picks up at the end and is still worth the read.

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  • B. Estes
  • 14-12-20

Not my favorite

I enjoy this series. However the narrator’s way of saying a few words is getting annoying. She says drawering room for drawing room. She says Sawer not saw. It is the adding of the “er” to the “aw” words that is making me grit my teeth. It sounds more “southern drawl” than British & I am a “from the South” listener.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-05-20

Interesting book

Loved it, quarantine has me reading all 8 books. And on the edge of my seat.

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  • Jim Mills
  • 25-03-20

Great!!!

Great story, great voicing of different characters!!! My wife and I both love these stories!

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  • K
  • 19-02-20

Same high quality

Same high quality with new adventures. CJ Archer keeps the characters interesting and story engaging.