There is a lot of magic in my world, especially now that I am focusing on reading books with a 'Magical' edge.
I have loved both these series (check out the reviews via this 'Magic Portal'), the reading has been A-Mazing!
The time has come however, for some gritty, sexy, darkly modern magic; all of which I found in the 'Daniel Faust' series of books by author Craig Schaefer.
This series, beginning with the aptly name 'The Long Way Down', has all the elements essential to lure readers into eagerly devouring installment after installment.
The main character, (no surprises here) Daniel Faust, is as conflicted as they come.
A self described criminal, with as he sees it, no redeeming features; Daniel manages to still somehow come across as a heroic figure.
A sorcerer who uses a deck of cards and mocked up enchantments to ply his trade, Daniel finds himself deeply ensnared in the hellish (literally) business of the Los Angeles occult.
Employed by a grieving man to investigate the murder of his Granddaughter; Faust is single minded in his pursuit of those guilty not only of murder but of shredding the victims soul into shrieking fragments of horror.
What comes next is a tense, dark and sexy plot, as Daniel uses all his sorcery and courage to avenge (no mere 'solving for Faust') this evil crime.
Throw in a crew of well rounded support cast and a succubus with dubious intent and you are left with a story that grips from page one.
If you enjoy your magic potion with a dash of sex, a drop of self loathing, a sprinkle of horror, a good slosh of mystery; all performed with a hangover, then this series is most definitely for you!
All five books currently completed in the series are available for purchase from Amazon.com via the following link:
The 'Daniel Faust' series by Craig Schaefer