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Chasing Magic (Chess Putnam series: Downside Ghosts, Book 5) Audio CD – Audiobook, Unabridged

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''Kane delivers dark, sexy urban fantasy at its finest.'' --Karen Marie Moning, #1 New York Times bestselling author, praise for the series

''Stacia Kane has penned the ultimate bible of badassery. This is a black diamond of an urban fantasy, fierce and darkly satisfying as running on a storm-lashed shore.'' --Ann Aguirre, national bestselling author, praise for the series

About the Author

STACIA KANE has been a phone psychic, a customer-service representative, a bartender, and a movie-theater usher, and she thinks that writing is more fun than all of them combined. She wears a lot of black, still makes great cocktails, likes to play music loud in the car, and thinks Die Hard is one of the greatest movies ever made. She believes in dragons and the divine right of kings and is a fervent Ricardian. She lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their two little girls.

Product Details

  • Series: Chess Putnam (Book 5)
  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged edition (June 26, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1470816423
  • ISBN-13: 978-1470816421
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 5.2 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,553,776 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have started this review four times now and never managed to do it any justice. Humor me, it simply blew my mind. I have always been fascinated by Stacia Kane's writing-style and the world she created. Her characters are some of the most complex I have come across in my reading career, so to say that I was excited (while wary) is one big understatement.

For those here who do not know the series (and please remedy that as soon as humanly possible), the Downside Ghosts books are set in a kind of futuristic, slightly dystopian/post-apocalyptic world. At one point (called Haunted Week, which happened in 1997) ghosts suddenly filled the earth and attacked humans, until The Church, the now highest institution, stepped up and saved humanity with their magic, thereby gaining the place on top of the food-chain.

Chess Putnam is a woman with a horrible past and many issues, who takes drugs to be able to function, and would probably kill herself if it wasn't for the fact that she knows what the afterlife looks like and is terrified of this place, also called the City. She works for the Church as a debunker but unlike most other employees she is not balanced or healthy or in any way happy about her life. With one exception, that is.

From this point on I will spoil you. I will talk about her past relationships and so on, so maybe just stop reading now and just know that if you don't buy the first one (Goodreads, Amazon, Bookdepository) you are missing out on brilliance!

Sacrificial Magic was a dealchanger, and Chess is in the middle of Lex, her former lover, and Terrible, her everything, fighting about Downside. The whole plot was very satisfying, because Chess became more self-aware and made her choices.

1. The Littlest Things.
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Chasing Magic, the fifth installment of Stacia Kane's innovative and dark Downside Ghosts series is, in my opinion, the best book of the series to date. Stacia Kane takes us along a dark and scary path, both externally and internally in regards to the characters. And all those times I said that Terrible is just as vulnerable as, if not more so, than Chess? Get ready for a big dose of Terrible love and vulnerability.

One thing that is different in this book is that Chess is not working on a Church case, except for in the very beginning of this book. She is becoming more comfortable in her relationship with Terrible, but she's still grasping for her drugs. Unfortunately, Lex keeps dropping by Chess' apartment, even when Terrible is there. Lex wants to chat with Terrible about a proposition. When Terrible declines, Lex becomes my most hated person in Downside. I've defended Lex for four books. I've said that although he's not a good guy, that he really does care about Chess. However, we see how ruthless Lex is in Chasing Magic when he attempts to coerce Terrible into working for him. Even though Lex sees this as a business decision and nothing personal against Chess, it still angered me and made me change my opinion of him.

Chess makes some progress in her relationship with herself and with Terrible. While trying to convince Lex to call off his orders, Chess finds herself in a very precarious situation. She begins having self-doubting and self-hating thoughts, and even thinks that she is not worthy of Terible's love, or worth anything as a person. There is a lot of darkness in Chess, and Terrible seems able to counteract that darkness and worthlessness that she feels.
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I was a little nervous to read this book because Sacrificial Magic was so good. I didn't know if Ms. Kane could continue keeping the series fresh and captivating. Boy, was I wrong? Stacia Kane has done it again.

Basic Premise: New drugs were appearing on the Downside drug scene, but these new drugs were spiked with something that causes the user to act like a zombie. They don't feel pain and they are either trying to kill someone or themselves. Chess and Terrible begin investigating in hopes of finding out the supplier.

If you remember from Sacrificial Magic, Lex is taking over his late father's territory and he makes no bones about his desire to do whatever it takes to expand. This plan puts Lex and Terrible on a collision course, which makes Chess uneasy.
Chessie Bomb and Terrible are still going strong after going over the relationship speed bump in the previous book. So Lex is a complication that Chess and Terrible are trying to avoid. Chess is being pulled in so many directions, that she is popping more pills to cope and Terrible is worried that she may get some of the tainted batch. Chess is balancing different issues that are causing her to stress. Some of the issues are: her relation with Terrible with her friendship with Lex; Her career with the Church with Bump's demands; Her desire to let Terrible all the way in, with her fear that he will leave once he knows the "true" Chess. She also has to deal with Elder Griffin's promotion and possible reassignment. All those things are keeping her anxious so Chess keeps taking pills to muddle through.

This book had continuous action and great dialogue. The emotional angst really hit a high note with Terrible and Chess as the weight of being in a real relationship finally caught up to them.
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