City of Lost Dreams: A Novel (City of Dark Magic Series #2) (Paperback)

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This is book number 2 in the City of Dark Magic Series series.

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The pacing of the story is perfect, and Flyte has mastered the art of revealing important information just before switching points of view. I found myself eager to get back to each character’s story. The most successful element is how Magnus Flyte is able to make the story as smart as it is fun. 

 

City of Lost Dreams defies genre. Not only is this book a well written historical novel, it’s also a fast-paced contemporary thriller. It’s part medical thriller, part supernatural adventure. Immortal characters, time-traveling saints, Beethoven, alchemy, science. It’s all there, and it blends together in the most perfect way.

— John

Description


The exhilarating, genre-bending sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller City of Dark Magic

“If you’re looking for a time-travel mystery with laughs, danger, and a romantic interest clad in lederhosen (and who isn’t?), look no further.”
People (4 Stars)

In this action-packed sequel to City of Dark Magic, we find musicologist Sarah Weston in Vienna in search of a cure for her friend Pollina, who is now gravely ill and who may not have much time left. Meanwhile, Nicolas Pertusato, in London in search of an ancient alchemical cure for the girl, discovers an old enemy is one step ahead of him. In Prague, Prince Max tries to unravel the strange reappearance of a long dead saint while being pursued by a seductive red-headed historian with dark motives of her own.

In the city of Beethoven, Mozart, and Freud, Sarah becomes the target in a deadly web of intrigue that involves a scientist on the run, stolen art, seductive pastries, a few surprises from long-dead alchemists, a distractingly attractive horseman who’s more than a little bloodthirsty, and a trail of secrets and lies. But nothing will be more dangerous than the brilliant and vindictive villain who seeks to bend time itself. Sarah must travel deep into an ancient mystery to save the people she loves.

About the Author


After the uproar over the publication of his first novel, City of Dark Magic, Magnus Flyte retreated to his dacha in the Urals, where he enjoys exploring underground tributaries of the Ufa, observing the mating habits of the spotted nutcracker, and smelting. Mr. Flyte is currently at work on a half-hour television comedy about sixteenth-century ethnographer Sigismund von Herberstein, entitled Ural I Love.
 
Magnus Flyte is a pseudonym for the writing duo of Meg Howrey and Christina Lynch. Howrey is the author of the novles The Cranes Dance and Blind Sight. She lives in Los Angeles. Lynch, who lives near Sequoia National Park, is a television writer and journalist.

Praise For…


Praise for City of Lost Dreams by Magnus Flyte:

“Set in a world where alchemy, magic, and science all work, [City of Lost Dreams is] another lively, amusing romantic mystery from the pseudonymous Flyte. . . . Sensual, witty, and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, set forth in sparkling prose, and inhabited by characters well-worth getting to know. Wunderbar!"
Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

"Enchanting, strange, and fantastical! City of Lost Dreams is a magical mystery tour that picks you up and takes you where you’ve never been before but is exactly where you want to be. Sexy, suspenseful, historical—a mélange of originality and an absolute page-turner."
M.J. Rose, international bestselling author of Seduction

“A blend of urban fantasy, romantic comedy, and time-travel adventure, with an extra twist of weirdness . . . Lots of fun.”
Booklist

“If you’re looking for a time-travel mystery with laughs, danger, and a romantic interest clad in lederhosen (and who isn’t?), look no further.”
People (4 Stars)

Praise for City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte:

"This deliciously madcap novel has it all: murder in Prague, time travel, a misanthropic Beethoven, tantric sex, and a dwarf with attitude. I salute you, Magnus Flyte!”
—Conan O’Brian
 
“A comical, rollicking and sexy thriller.”
Huffington Post
 
“An entertaining mix of magic, mystery and romance, it’s one of the most original novels released this year.”
—CNN.com
 
“Never fails to shimmer exotically, erotically, on the page.”
Slate

 
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143123279
ISBN-10: 0143123270
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: November 26th, 2013
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: City of Dark Magic Series