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Publisher's Summary

The would-be Archmage has slain nearly all the magic-users in the world, taking their power for himself. If he succeeds in killing the Lucky Seven's own mage Stratocaster, the Archmage's power will become absolute and plunge the world into darkness under his cruel reign. But not if Mustang Sally and the rest of the Just Cause superheroes have anything to say about it.

Only time will tell if Sally can run fast enough to escape the Archmage's clutches, fast enough to outwit his evil plan, fast enough to save the world.

©2012 Ian Thomas Healy (P)2017 Ian Thomas Healy

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The Archmage

Having not read the first book, I was surprised on how much I enjoyed this book. I was expecting this book to be campy. It is not (well maybe the villain is). I'm going to have to listen to the first book. I thought the narrator did a really good job. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

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Great

I really enjoyed everything about this book the characters , a lot of action in the story I recommend this book and the narrator did a great job
Thank you for a great story

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  • TU
  • 03-21-18

Fun book

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I started with this book, book 2, but that didn't seem to matter much. I didn't feel like I was missing things from a previous book at all. The characters were interesting and there was good action and humor throughout. The narration was good. All in all, a fun and entertaining experience.

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I had so much fun

the book was fun interesting very well written the Naruto did a great job I liked it very much a very good listen to have adorable

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Interesting 2nd book

Good story, good plot and fun characters. Really like this series. Lots of fun characters and good story lines. If you like "supers" this is a good series.

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Good listen! Fun!

"I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review"

That said, I wasn't sure I would like this book. haha
The cover was a little childish looking and I almost judged it as such... you know the saying.

However, I liked how this book meshed a few things together. Magic, meta-humans, romance and well timed humor. The story was fun, the characters were good and I actually really enjoyed it. It had a couple good twists.

The narrator did a fine job. The dialogue, voices and timing was good. My only problem was when she was just doing narrating story it was a little slow in contrast to the dialogue. Other than that she did a good job.

This book was a fun surprise!

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Spectacular Series

This is a great series. I would recommend reading book 1 first to get the full story and character backgrounds. It is fast paced and action packed. I really like how some of the characters abilities are not the norm. The narrator does a fabulous job bringing the story and characters to life with easy to understand and distinguishable voices. I look forward to more in this series.

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  • C. Rowlands
  • 03-30-18

Superheroes, Magic, Time-travel to the Wild West

This second book in the Just Cause universe is again primarily told from the perspective of 3rd generation speedster Mustang Sally, but this time the stakes have definitely been raised as one of the magic users on the planet is seeking to become the archmage and the only way that he can accomplish that is literally over the dead bodies of all the other magic users on Earth since their power travels to the nearest magic user when they die in a somewhat Highlanderesque manner.

Besides Sally, the book features a supporting cast that mostly consistent of characters who we previously met in the previous novel and on the whole they are all developed nicely in this installment, as is Sally herself who could have easily ended up filling the sterotypical 'chosen one' role which mostly isn't the case here, albeit the author's need to emphasise her youth at one point in the book was probably a little heavy-handed.

I do not want to go into too much detail on this plot as it is written in a very entertaining manner and it is probably going to be most enjoyable for people going into it fresh, but if I had to sum it up then think Avengers meets LotR with a dash of Back to the Future 3 for luck.

The narrator of this first novel returns to the same duties in this one and does another quality job, bringing Sally to life very effectively while also giving suitably distinctive performances for the rest of the supporting cast.

Overall, I thought this was noticeably better than the first one in the series and I still found that one to be enjoyable, so I would recommend people check out both of them.

[Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]

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  • Julie
  • 04-10-21

Super charger

Oh wow, I am just loving this series. So glad I discovered it. This is the second book in a series that takes super hero's off the big screen or from the very pages of a comic book and brings it to life for your audible enjoyment. I just love the characters and all the different powers on show in this book, but it is the banter and camaraderie between them that really makes it work. There is plenty of action and twists, which leads the author taking you in different and interesting directions. He certainly puts his imagination to good use in this book, where else are you going to find cowboys and Indians one moment and then flying dragons the next and the best thing it all works and the book gels together to make a great adventure. I can't wait to see what the author has in store the characters next.
Every 100 years or so a mage will hunger for more power and the only way to become the Archmage is to kill off all the other mage's and absorb there magic to become all powerful and control magic. The time has come again and there is only two mages left in the world. Stratocaster belongs to the lucky seven super hero team and is all that stands in the way of a new Archmage. Can the Just Cause team fight a foe that can use magic to summon dragon's or even turn team members against each other? Maybe if half of them wasn't sent back in time. Mustang Sally and four other team members including the leader Juice will have to find a way to get back to there time line before they can come up with a plan to stop the archmage.
I like the narrator. She gives each character there own voice which helps bring the story alive. You might even say she weaved her own magic over the listener.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.