Title An Ordinary Magic
Author Jason Thibeault
Source Received from author in exchange for an honest review
Purchase Link AMAZON
A new sorcerer has moved into La Croix, upsetting the tranquility of the other otherwise idyllic Caribbean fishing village. But Panon, the town's priest, can't afford to waste time wondering about the newcomer. He needs to concentrate on fixing his relationship with his son, Jaime, who has been called by Dela Luamba, a powerful spirit, to join the church. The problem? Jaime doesn't believe in magic or the spirits anymore. To protect his son from a potentially terrible punishment, Panon must hide the truth from Dela while he tries to make everything right. But when Panon trades for a bit of magic guaranteed to help Jaime believe again, everything goes horribly wrong, turning Panon's world upside down. Drawn into an epic struggle of good versus evil with the mysterious sorcerer, Panon, Jaime, and the whole town must battle the walking dead, malicious spirits, and potent Voodoo. It's up to Panon to discover the only power capable of saving his son...and redeeming himself. An Ordinary Magic is a fast-paced, entertaining, and thought-provoking work of literary magic realism.
This author did a very good job of writing a very different book. It felt like a story within a story. It takes a magic story and brings a whole new feel and element to that world.
I really didn't know what to expect. When I read the blurb i simply thought hmm could be interesting.
I was pleasantly surprised to see how much I enjoyed this one.
I listened to it via my Kindle on the drive to and from work. It made the time fly by and I was curious as to what kept happening in the story.
Now it was slightly hard listening to the Kindle read to me because like I said it felt like there was a story inside the story itself. I don't know if that's what it actually was or not but I really liked it.
This story didn't suck me in right away. It took me about a day and a half of listening to it. But once I was in, I was in.
Overall this was a 4 star book! Had it not been quit so confusing about the book inside the book at the start I probably would have gotten hooked sooner and it would have been a 4.5 star.