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Summary

Join scholar and spell-caster Everson Croft in this five-book urban fantasy set, from the discovery of his magic in the prequel novella, Book of Souls, to his battle against a mind-warping evil in the shocking finale, Death Mage.

Who is Professor Croft? 

If he sat beside you on the subway, you might notice his disheveled coat and burnt satchel, but you’d have no idea he was New York’s hardest-working mage (or that his cat talked). Never properly trained, he's been learning on the job. Outwitting vampires, wrestling werewolves, banishing powerful demons - all while holding down a teaching gig. But wizarding is in his blood, and he’ll do whatever it takes to protect his dysfunctional city, even if he mashes a few toes along the way. Watch your feet. 

This value set features the first four novels and the prequel novella in the spell-crackling Prof Croft series: Book of Souls, Demon Moon, Blood Deal, Purge City, and Death Mage. Your ticket to magic and mayhem awaits!

©2017, 2018, 2021 Brad Magnarella (P)2017, 2018, 2021 Brad Magnarella

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Can wait to delve deeper into the Croftverse!

Having already read the books 1&2 in this series I was already a fan, each book gets better (the death mage been the best) but James Patrick Cronin’s voice work brings the story and characters to life. Any fans of Harry Potter should check out this series!

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  • robyn K
  • 26-04-21

Plagiarize much?

I can't finish this. This is such a blatant rip off of the dresden files I just can't condone it or give this author money. It's not even that well done. Like the B movie that comes out after a major blockbuster. If you liked this story then please go read the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. you won't be disappointed. If your considering purchasing save your money and just skip to the dresden files...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-04-21

No spoilers

The first full book in this series was pretty good. well balanced there's a mystery with action, suspense, and some laughs. don't go off some of the reviews written that were under 4 stars. this was a very well written series that gets better and better with each book. Magnarella writing will suck you in. Eversen is a very likeable character and grows with each book. as far as the narrator Cronin was fantastic absolutely loved him he brought this book to life and will look for more done by him. highly recommend this series and will be passing this author and narrator along to lots of people.

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 23-03-21

Excellent

Delightful There was magic, adventure, a cat with an attitude, and a lot of mayhem. Audio narration added to the fun and adventure of this set. Given audio for my voluntary review

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  • S. Beard
  • 08-06-21

if you're a Dresden Files fan then go for it!

similar but not the same...Jim Butcher's series is great, but so is this one...I thouroughly enjoyed & will continue the series...

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  • TKGopherFan
  • 29-03-21

Glad I found this series

I have been wanting to take a stab at this series for a long time now. Combining the first 4 or 5 books convinced me it was worth the credit. I am very glad I did. Brad Magnarella is good author, good at story telling it has some good plots to keep the reader guessing at times. I am familiar with the Narrator and like him from other series I have done before. It seems to be a good partnership of Narrator/ author. Just my 2 cents if you are an Urban Fantasy fan, you will enjoy this series. I will definitely continue on with this series.

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  • david mangan
  • 24-05-21

Read Dresden much???? It’s a Harry clone !

Ok I’m sorry but the author has really just taken Jim Butcher’s Dresden files and made a similar story . Sometimes it’s so obvious I find myself wondering how I ended up listening to the Dresden Files in the middle of this story .
That being said, it’s still a good read, or listen. I do both whisper sync is a wonderful thing .
Croft doesn’t have that blunt hard edge , that the other story has but still gets things done . Is this a unique story no , but has its own merits . On its own the author has the ability to write a good compelling story. I just wished he hadn’t copied so much of butcher’s idea and came up with his own . By the 4th book he seems to drop some of the Dresden formula, and stand a bit on its own . Hopefully this trend continues .
The narrator is great , and the book is read well .
Good story and worth a credit . There are worse out there than this one

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-05-21

Like it well enough but it gets annoying sometimes

It’s pretty fun, but the dude is such a moron it gets irritating to listen to after awhile.
I should have predicted that based on the blurb, but I guess I’d hoped for more.
It’s one thing to not know much about the magic stuff, but he’s just an idiot with regard to life, people, and has terrible judgement. Just so much... bumbling of everything.
Pretty much everything he does makes his situation worse. He lies to everyone about everything - I guess to cover his magic stuff, but he never, ever seems to have decent judgement as to when that’s the wrong move, when he should fess up, when he needs to back off, etc.
He's like a little kid with his hand caught in the cookie jar, chocolate smeared all over his face, crumbs on his shirt. "NOPE! uh huh. I didn't eat the cookies. Not me."
Although that would be funny. This is just annoying. Too much "What?! why are you doing that? Don't do that dumbass." "What? Why would you say that? That's the worst possible way to handle this situation"
I have to take breaks.

It’s light and breezy. The narration is decent- though it’s flippant- ness keeps with the light- fun vibe.
That said, sometimes I wish for more variation of... mood. The author is good at variation of voices, inflections, etc. It's not monotone. But that same smart ass, flippant vibe is constant--the mood never changes.

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  • Nathan Parker
  • 20-05-21

Croft is an idiot

The resemblance of this series to the Dresden files is slight; one big difference is that Dresden is formidable, but Prof Croft is a pushover, bordering on incompetent. Not the sort of incompetence that's used to be comical, but more like the incompetence of a 15-year-old trying to navigate the adult world. Except that Croft is in his early 30s. He shouldn't be making the stupid mistakes that he does, nor should he be allowing pretty much everyone to push him around. And the lies: he lies like a teenager even when telling the truth would serve himself so much better.

I don't really blame the character; it's the author's fault for needing a character this incompetent in order to build a story around. That's a failure of imagination, failing to conceive of scenarios that would challenge a competent main character.

I'm only halfway done with the book, so maybe our MC improves, but he hasn't so far, so I'm doubtful. I'm not sure I will continue listening.

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  • Tamara
  • 17-06-21

Dresden Files Replica

These novels are nearly exact copies of the Dresden Files. There is a talking cat instead of a skull, a can instead of a staff, a partnership with a female cop (just like Murphy) who has seen enough to know that there's more than we can imagine. Even the magic incantation words are nearly identical. BUT here's the kicker- I absolutely love the Dresden Files, and as a result, I love this knockoff. It's just like having additional Dresden books! Dresden fans will not be disappointed!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-05-21

Good listen

This was a good series. Interesting characters and story. Had some slow parts but that happens in all stories. the narrator did a good job and was consistent with the voices.

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