Michael Blaker’s Bookish Wednesday: “Silver Magi Book One” By D. Levesque

Michael Blaker
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Hey all, I’m back with the first entry in an urban fantasy series I read recently for this week’s Bookish Wednesday. It’s “Silver Magi Book One” by D. Levesque.

Plot: This starts off being a rather typical urban fantasy novel, though the fact that the main character Brandon is a 30-something-year-old man in a dead-end job is a plot point that feels a bit off compared to other things I’ve read. Honestly, I can’t say that the plot is overly interesting or substantially different from another series I’ve read, “The Valens Legacy.”

Brandon believes that his parents died in a house fire years ago. He’s working on the night shift when he gets a text saying he needs to leave because people are coming to kill him. Having read that text and frustrated with his work, Brandon gets the idea to go out running in the middle of the freaking night to take his mind off things.

So of course, because the plot must be driven ever forward, he gets shot at by some dudes in suits and gets saved by this strange wolf that takes a bullet for him. Things go downhill from there, in both the plot and the creativity department. He later gets to meet his “dead” mother, who is now some big shot werewolf, and he gets trained by 3 incredibly attractive supernatural creatures to fight off some mysterious threat to the entire world.

Characters: Honestly, I didn’t enjoy most of the characters, although I can see where others might. For me, I keep going back to the fact that the main character Brandon is some thirty-year-old dude who was mediocre in most things prior to the start of the story. I keep on thinking that the plot would make a whole lot more sense if he was a decade or two younger.

Overall: A passable urban fantasy if you can deal with some horrendously ham-fisted plot devices.

For those who like: Urban Fantasy, Drama, Romance, Harems, and Supernatural Things.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

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