A Funny Fantasy Buddy Cop Story
4.5 out of 5 stars
When your narrator friend specifically reaches out and says, “I have a book I think you’re going to like,” – it’s hard to argue with that. And, of course, he was right!
I really enjoyed Stolen Trinkets. It had that funny buddy cop feel to it with fantasy elements on top of it. It reminded me of the C.T. Phipps stories that I enjoy. It has enough story to keep it moving but enough humor to make it funny throughout. It flirted with going too far over to funny or serious a few times, but Steele and Foxe did a good job keeping it right in the middle.
Stolen Trinkets is also a shorter book, and knowing that I quickly started and finished it. I know that for a credit some people dislike the shorter story, but there’s a lot jam-packed into this one. Within the first few hours, there were already a bunch of fight scenes and lots of good quippy back and forth (along with someone’s hair color being changed, a reanimated talking head, and an unexpected Berserker).
Overall, I thought that Stolen Trinkets was a blast of a book that I flew through. The perfect pick-me-up read this week and one that I’m glad that I had the chance to read and review.
When a detective with a penchant for chaos gets saddled with a new partner, a case that doesn’t make sense, and some particularly determined assassins…justice feels out of reach.
Logan Blackwell has been a detective for a long time. After all, mages live for centuries. He lost his parents to the Mage Wars, lost his best friend to organized crime, and is about to lose his mind if he can’t figure out why someone is so determined to kill his mysterious new partner.
A powerful vampire robbed a bank then walked out into the sun. A werewolf broke into a jewelry store and got himself turned into a pancake. Supernaturals just don’t do that kind of thing. It’s bad press, and they’re just as likely to get arrested as killed by their own people.
But it might be easier to track down whoever is behind it all if he could go a day without finding himself back to back with Detective Swift facing down assassins who don’t care about collateral damage.
As he delves deeper into the case and his partner’s background, he discovers corruption that runs far deeper than he ever imagined. Corruption that, perhaps, he’s fated to fight.
A Chaos Mages Urban Fantasy Novel from Alex Steele and Stephanie Foxe
If you enjoy urban fantasy novels that feature snarky male protagonists, strong female characters, and an anime vibe, then you’ll love this fast-paced series.
After all, who doesn’t enjoy punching the bad guys in the face?
Grab a copy and start binge-listening the complete five-book urban fantasy detective series today!Stolen Trinkets (The Chaos Mages #1) by Alex Steele, Stephanie Foxe
Narrator: Steve Campbell, Deva Marie Gregory
Length: 5 hrs
Series: The Chaos Mages #1
Published by Self Published on October 28th 2022
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Also by this author: Blood of the Covenant, Valhalla Beckons, Honorless (The Chaos Mages #4)
Also in this series: Blood of the Covenant, Valhalla Beckons, Honorless (The Chaos Mages #4)
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