Finding Magic (Novella)
by Stacia Kane
4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Karen Marie Moning has called Stacia Kane’s Downside Ghosts series “dark, sexy urban fantasy at its finest.” Now, in this breathtakingly suspenseful eBook novella, Kane has written a prequel to her thrilling series. Before Chess Putnam was a magic-wielding Churchwitch, she was a student in the Church of Real Truth—with a keen sensitivity to magic, a strong rebellious streak, and a penchant for self-destruction. And in Finding Magic, a grisly ghost murder becomes Chess’s baptism of fire.
When eighteen-year-old Chess Putnam is offered the chance to train with a special team of investigators known as the Black Squad, she feels torn. She’s never been a team player and hates how one male Inquisitor condescends to “the new kid.” But at her first bloody crime scene, she gets a taste for investigation—and is hooked on the high. Though the seasoned Inquisitors consider the series of ghost murders random events, Chess starts to detect a pattern. Is a psycho killer summoning ghosts from the City of Eternity and using them as murder weapons? As Chess gets closer to the dark truth, she puts herself in grave danger and risks losing everything she’s fought so hard for.
Includes a special preview of Stacia Kane’s upcoming urban fantasy thriller, Chasing Magic!
Quotes from Reviews:
This series is not for the faint of heart however. It revolves around people scratching out an existence in a very dark `Downside'.
I feel that Stacia Kane did a fabulous job of achieving that rare perfect novella--a full, satisfying story with a compelling character.
Stacia Kane really knows how to tell a story!!
In Finding Magic, Stacia Kane has delivered a wonderful story that has me rooting harder and hurting even more for Chess.