Friday, November 29, 2013
City Of Lost Dreams by Magnus Flyte
But it isn't easy to reach Mueller. She disappears shortly after Sarah meets her, and sends Sarah cryptic messages outlining her demands for working on Pollina's case. Sarah has allies in Vienna. Max is the love of her life, a modern day prince who she let go when their lives took different paths. Nico is a dwarf and not only a dwarf, but one who has already lived four hundred years and is immortal. Can this group of friends solve the mysteries and give the scientist the things she desires in time to help their friend, Pollina?
Magnus Flyte has written an engaging novel that adroitly mixes fantasy and history, along with musicology, the Lipizzaner stallions, time-travel, descendants of the Hapsburg empire, and alchemy. Sarah is a strong female character, and willing to do whatever is necessary to meet her goals. This is the second book in a series, but works well as a stand-alone novel. The first in the series, City Of Dark Magic, introduces the reader to Sarah, Max and Nico. This further adventure of the trio will deepen their successful entry into the reader's imagination. This book is recommended for fantasy readers and those interested in history with a twist of whimsy.