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review 2018-12-13 16:03
A magic version of Sherlock Holmes
Warlock Holmes - A Study in Brimstone - G.L. Denning

In the vein of some of the re-writings of Sherlock Holmes this is Sherlock as a bit of an idiot, saved by the cleverness of Dr Watson.  This is a set of stories, rather than just one, detailing Watson's introduction to the world that Holmes inhabits (and honestly it's done better in the Lord Darcy series).  There's a vampire, Inspector Vladislav Lestrange and an Ogre and a variety of other characters that I neither cared about or really remember.

 

It's not terrible but I have absolutely no inclination to read further in this series, it wasn't enough of any of my catnip to really interest and too much of a parody to make me happy with it.  It occasionally came across as trying too hard.

 

The reader, Robert Garson, did quite a good job of reading it.

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review 2018-09-14 21:23
This was really good; Robert Garson is a great reader
Warlock Holmes - A Study in Brimstone - G.L. Denning

If you are doing Halloween Bingo, this book would work for: Spellbound, Supernatural, Relics and Curios, Shifters, and Country House Mystery.  The only reason I am not counting it is because I started the audio before Sept.

 

Warlock Holmes is part parody/part fantasy rendering of Sherlock Holmes.  Each chapter is based on a Holmes' adventure, and usually includes Watson doing some type of riff about a logical point or Victorian behavoir.  (The whole discussion of the speckled ban is worth the cost of the book).

 

The difference is that Warlock Holmes is a man of unique talents and isn't quite normal.  He might not be the brightest bulb in the bunch, but he is likable.  His friends in Scotland Yard are also slightly different.

 

Robert Garson's narrative voice is spot on.  He also doesn't do silly and annoying female voices.  

 

The book does end on a bit of a cliffhanger.  But there is are second and third volumes.  

 

This is great.

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photo 2018-01-25 11:00
Spell Bound (The Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge #1) by Jacob Z. Flores

Mason Blackmoor just can’t compete with his brothers, much less his father. They represent the epitome of black magic, strong, dark, and wicked, and though Mason tries to live up to his respected lineage, most of the spells he casts go awry. To make matters worse, his active power has yet to kick in. While his brothers wield lightning and harness the cold, Mason sits on the sidelines, waiting for the moment when he can finally enter the magical game.

When a dead body is discovered on the football field of his high school, Mason meets Drake Carpenter, the new kid in town. Drake’s confident demeanor and quick wit rub Mason the wrong way. Drake is far too self-assured for someone without an ounce of magical blood in his body, and Mason aims to teach him a lesson—like turn him into a roach. And if he’s lucky, maybe this time Mason won’t be the one turned into an insect.

Not surprisingly, the dislike is mutual, and Drake does nothing to dispel Mason’s suspicion that the sexy boy with a southern drawl is somehow connected to the murder.

If only Mason didn’t find himself inexplicably spellbound whenever they are together, they might actually find out what danger hides in the shadows.

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review 2017-11-18 00:00
Warlock's Sun Rising
Warlock's Sun Rising - Damien Black Warlock's Sun Rising - Damien Black *I received an eARC from the author for review. This does not affect my review*

As I loved the first one, I was eagerly awating this one! It didn't disappoint! With more thrills, magic, and evil this one was even more intense that the first, and a whole lot darker! I love seeing Horskram and Adelko on their journey to stop an evil warlock, and all the other adventures they encounter along the way!
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review 2017-08-26 19:29
Nope, no.
Silver Surfer/Warlock: Resurrection (1993) #1 (of 4) - Jim Starlin,Jim Starlin

I can barely remember this.   Warlock sends his people - including a version of Gamora and Drax that I don't recognize - to get Silver Surfer to help him. 

 

And I was bored for twenty-something pages. 

 

I know Marvel is including old books to sell the rest of them, but yeah, I won't be buying or reading any more of this. 

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