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The Department of Magic It s hate at first sight Jasmine Farah and Rocco di Angelo are competing for the same job in a dusty office in a secret Federal agency run by the mysterious menacing Jefferson Davis Crawley Creepy Cr

  • Title: The Department of Magic
  • Author: Rod Kierkegaard Jr.
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  • Page: 110
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Department of Magic By Rod Kierkegaard Jr., It s hate at first sight.Jasmine Farah and Rocco di Angelo are competing for the same job in a dusty office in a secret Federal agency run by the mysterious, menacing Jefferson Davis Crawley Creepy Crawley, as he s known.When Crawley is murdered in front of them after their first day on the job, Jasmine and Rocco are left to figure out who killed their new boss, and exIt s hate at first sight.Jasmine Farah and Rocco di Angelo are competing for the same job in a dusty office in a secret Federal agency run by the mysterious, menacing Jefferson Davis Crawley Creepy Crawley, as he s known.When Crawley is murdered in front of them after their first day on the job, Jasmine and Rocco are left to figure out who killed their new boss, and exactly what a job in the so called Department of Magic entails And magic, it seems, is nothing like it seems in children s books it s dark and bloody and sexual.What follows is a nightmare gallop through a world of ghosts, spooks, vampires, demons, and the minions of South American and Voodoo gods hell bent on destroying the world and subjugating all America in the year 2012.Only Rock and Jazz, in the company of a ragtag team of urhobos homeless guardians of the District of Columbia can prevent it by resurrecting Goddess America in a mystical ceremony on the Fourth of July, as the story reaches its bittersweet and unforeseen climax.

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    1. I have not hated a book this much since finishing Anne Rice s The Wolf Gift in February On the plus side, this means you all get to enjoy an angry Amanda take down style review On the minus side, I had to suffer through this horrible thing But this is what book reviewers do We suffer through things and tell you about them so you don t have to.This book has a triple whammy of awful It has so many grammar and spelling mistakes that I can t believe it ever made it through an editor oh but it did Th [...]

    2. SPOILERS As you can see from the description this story follows the sometimes hapless adventures of Rock and Jazz, two new government employes who have no idea what it is they have been employed to do The world around them is suddenly revealed to be seeped in magic and mostly awful creatures who are pretending to be human beings We are introduced to a number of new and horrifying creatures Most of which Jazz and Rock encounter while trying to get the personal effects of George Washington Think W [...]

    3. Yeah, the review s going to be short and sweet for this.I didn t like The Department of Magic, point blank The story seems like it would be interesting on the level of an Urban Fantasy Paranormal measure, and I actually did like that it took some of its details from different mythos, with a bit of romance between, but it doesn t live up to the promise of its blurb Especially not on the level of the racial and sexist assertions what with the main female character being Persian American, a former [...]

    4. I ll be the first to say this book isn t for everyone If you don t like Christopher Moore, National Treasure, and violence, this is not the book for you I love the first two and can tolerate the third in moderation, so this book and I got along fine.I ve been checking on some of the books by Curiosity Quills press, for personal reasons, so I jumped at the chance to get this one for free from.This characters in this book are hilarious You ve got Rocky, the consummate beta male Even though he was [...]

    5. Book Info Genre Urban Fantasy Reading Level Adult Disclosure I picked up a free copy on later I found it offered on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I was than happy to get the excuse to read this book sooner, so took up the offer.Synopsis It s hate at first sight.Jasmine Farah and Rocco di Angelo are competing for the same job in a dusty office in a secret Federal agency run by the mysterious, menacing Jefferson Davis Crawley Creepy Crawley, as he s known.When Crawley is murdered in [...]

    6. Jasmine Farah and Rocco Di Angelo work in the Department of Magic, an obscure organization in the U.S government America has enemies, all right, but it s not so simple as ordinary terrorists Think creepy things that go bump in the night, the kind that ooze some kind of slime or sprout fur But the job s not as glamorous as you might think Jazz and Rock spend most of their time at the beck and call of their newly deceased boss, Crawley, and stealing historical artifacts of supernatural importance [...]

    7. How could a stupid boring bureaucratic government job have turned so quickly into a life of supernatural weirdness and crime Department of Magic was very enjoyable and quite funny, with great details, memorable characters, and fun set pieces I recommend it for urban fantasy readers who want something a little different also fantasy readers who are politics wonks and don t mind reading about a reanimated George Washington You should also check out Kierkegaard s terrific Family Cursemas, a contemp [...]

    8. How did we end up here I was still on my Curiosity Quills kick because of STEIN CANDLE so when the publisher had a sale I wanted to get in on that Too bad they didn t have e copies of anything I could put onto my specific reader so I contacted my contact at the publisher Lo and behold they sent me free copies of all the books I did want I was than willing to pay it was only 1 per book but they sent them over anyway So super nice there THE DEPARTMENT OF MAGIC was one of the books that sounded in [...]

    9. The Department of Magic is equivalent to the paranormal version of the movie National Treasures The characters run around collecting artifacts from our first President George Washington in an attempt to revive him.Two governmental recruits have just graduated and been assigned to the Department of Magic They instantly take a dislike to one another and to make matters worse, only one of them will actually get the job after their six months probation This does not sit well with Ms Farrah or Mr Di [...]

    10. I received this as a free ARC from Netgalley.This book was absolutely nothing like what I thought it would be, and I am still undecided as to whether that s a good or bad thing As a fantasy reader who prefers actual fantasy and not paranormal fantasy, I tend to shy away from books about vampires, zombies, werewolves, etc My one real exception is Katharine Kerr s Nola O Grady books, because they re entertaining and by my favorite author But I digress.This book had it all Voodoo, Aztec gods and mo [...]

    11. Despite the deaths, murders, and various paranormal nasties that abound in THE DEPARTMENT OF MAGIC, I found it to be a fun, lighthearted read Perhaps it is because is difficult to take the book seriously which is a good thing especially if you have trouble sleeping This book also explains the rather strange layout of Washington DC s streets and the fact that it has some of the better weather to be found in that part of the country.The author, Rod Kierkegaard, Jr does a great job of hooking the r [...]

    12. Department of Magic 3 stars.I requested and received a copy from Netgalley for the purposes of this review While reading the blurb it sounded like a really interesting concept, and something I would enjoy There are other books with similar ideas, detectives in a magical world, but this one had a few twists that made it all it s own The Department of Magic, or DooM as it s also known, is a department within the government consisting of one employee With the addition of its two newest hires, Rocko [...]

    13. This was a little on the strange side in that I couldn t stop reading because I wanted to know what happened next, but at the same time, wasn t really interested in what was going on Does that make sense I didn t really care for the characters, as Jazz and Rocky weren t all that likable And their boss really was Creepy, in ways than one Jazz and Rocky are the newest recruits in a strange organization, where they are bound together as partners in ways than one They or less have to learn on the [...]

    14. This was an action packed story with a wide variety of supernatural characters The main characters were Rocco di Angelo and Jasmine Farah In the beginning they think they are hired by an obscure government agency and are competing for the same job But things quickly get weird.Jazz and Rock soon find out that they are working for a dead man and are part of a plot to reanimate George Washington to help protect the United States from takeover by ancient Aztec gods and other outside attacks The stor [...]

    15. Deep in the bowels of the American government s intelligence community is the Department of Magic Comprised of only a handful of people, including newcomers Jasmine Farrah and Rocco Di Angelo, their purpose is to stop the destruction of America by a South American god demon Battling all manner of supernatural creatures, Farrah and Di Angelo work to collect the items needed to raise a hero who will protect America from the invaders.Part conspiracy theory, part history, and part political fantasy, [...]

    16. This book is nonstop action There is something happening all the time Unfortunately, it seems like everything that happens involves a new type of paranormal element I m not sure there was anything paranormal left out Everything made an appearance, usually only once This made it impossible to predict what would happen next.Rocky and Jazz were very interesting in the beginning They clashed so much that I was anticipating a great sparking and sizzling relationship to progress Instead, the emotions [...]

    17. I got this in a batch of free books from Curiosity Quills, which have so far all proved disappointments.Unfortunately, although the author captivates the reader in the beginning, the enormous suspension of disbelief required for DoM is a moat around the story It s very difficult for a story to keep hold of you when every other detail breaks the trance.The plot itself, while vaguely intact with a generic villain and struggles, is difficult to pin down There s an overarching this is the goal we wa [...]

    18. See the full review on Short Sweet Reviews.There are a lot of things going on in The Department of Magic There are a lot of demons, vampires, ancient gods, etc to keep track of There s a small cast of supporting characters, a lot of mythology, a lot of traveling around it s very easy to loose track of what, exactly, is supposed to be happening The whole universe that the author creates is very disorienting Fortunately, it s just as disorienting for its two main characters, Farah and di Angelo, w [...]

    19. THE DEPARTMENT OF MAGIC by Rod Kierkegaard Jr oozes wit amongst a magical backdrop of secret government agents trying to save America.When Jasmine Farah and Rocco di Angelo take a job with the Department of Magic, their lives are forever changed They not only learn that magic is real, as well as many terrifying mythical creatures, but the fate of America rests in their hands They follow their boss s orders to steal George Washington s artifacts while being chased by vampires, demons, and If the [...]

    20. I really liked this book though it really does wrap up to quickly It should have been two books I didn t notice any grammar errors like someone had noted earlier I believe it has been properly edited, and a good read I love the humour in the characters and their interactions with each other had me laughing The plot was was predictable due to a lot of overshadowing but it didn t take away from the story line Parts of the book were slow and I felt left with a slight clif hanger Had the writer exte [...]

    21. On their first day of work in a secret part of the government known as The Department of Magic, Jasmine Farah and Rocco DiAngelo discover that they will be working together but ultimately only one will get the job On the way back to the office after dinner their boss is murdered in front of them Over the next few days they discover that their boss had many secrets and the biggest one might be that he didn t really die after all.The pair embarks on a quest to save and protect the country while ba [...]

    22. I really want to give this 2.5 stars The premise of this book is pretty good, but the execution falls flat The US Department of Magic, a small secretive department concerned with protecting the US against paranormal attack recruits two new members Farah and Rocky who are thrown into the thick of things almost from day 1 However, the background motivation of the department and, in particular, the department head are left a little too loose and lacking Half the story involves the primary pair runn [...]

    23. Rocco Di Angelo is an Iraq vet, Jasmin Farah is a highly educated spoiled rich girl, and they both want to work in the mysterious federal department of M.A.G.I.C but there is only one job.The book starts off very slowly, but power through Because when the action finally starts you ll be glad you stuck around The protagonists are lovable, we are introduced to fun and weird lesser character s, and even though our villains seem to only lurk in the shadows and not confront the heroes it s okay The o [...]

    24. This is a unique book which has some interesting ideas The department of magic is like a small spy division which deals with the supernatural Rock and Jazz are competing for the same job but end up as a team reliant on each other and with increasingly chemistry between them This is like a dark Muller and Scully with no aliens but plenty of the supernatural It is elevated beyond the superficial by the impact of the main character s jobs on the people around them and their own personalities Becomi [...]

    25. THE DEPARTMENT OF MAGIC is a bold stab at urban fantasy It veered a little too much into the gross side of things, but the story was well told and the action had plenty of high stakes pun intended , so I kept reading My attention would wander to other books, though, hence the long reading time If you like loads of fantastic or horrifying creatures romping around in modern day D.C you ll like this one Sometimes the interaction between the main characters was cliched, and I wasn t feeling the roma [...]

    26. Review from Words Beyond The PageOne word that sums up this book would be weird It s like National Treasure meets magic with a lot of seeking I really do feel sorry for Rocco di Angelo, and the way he lives at the beginning of the book Kierkegaard made you want to feel sorry for him and I did Jasmine Farah on the other hand needs to make her damn mind up She s the kind of girl who likes all the thrills and excitements of her job and doesn t mind getting down and dirty I really mean down and dirt [...]

    27. Jasmine Farrah and Rocco Di Angelo have been hired by a mysterious federal agency with the acronym MAGIC and only one of them will actually get the job after six months probation They hate one another on sight, which delights their new boss, who thinks they will be a lot of fun to watch I thought this book would be fun as well I hoped it would be a funny and snarky look at magic in Washington DC Unfortunately it is repetitive and tedious Go out and steal something, and have a dangerous encounter [...]

    28. Starts with an improbability and proceeds to murder and mayhem Did not expect it to be funny but it has moments Chapter headings are definitions of the paranormal world, everything from affretes to wendigos Puts a spin on some cities and their beginnings that are great fun Shouldn t be surprised there are loup garous in Congress and matutu taotao at the IRS Definitely disconcerting that the author editor couldn t decide if the great enemy of the tale was Chaac Tlaloc or Chaac Thaloc because it s [...]

    29. I requested this book on NetGalley because the premise looked really exciting and that is definitely the book s strong point a great story idea, promising action and fun.But sadly this book just didn t quite deliver for me The prose was dull, there were POV issues and these two factors were not helped by unbelievable, wooden characters whose personalities changed constantly and gave the reader no sense of who they were and what they stood for I just couldn t bring myself to care for either of th [...]

    30. Fantastic follow up I have become a great fan of Dan Jones I enjoy his writing style and find it easy to follow This book covers quite a significant time period with many, many names and places If you read on a Kindle it is helpful to have either a hard copy of maps and genealogy trees or this book on Kindle PC app to refer to It can get distracting to refer back and forth There are so many common names and titles it can be daunting to keep track of I felt the documentation and references were v [...]

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