- Series: A Dru Jasper Novel (Book 1)
- Paperback: 280 pages
- Publisher: Pyr (July 12, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1633881873
- ISBN-13: 978-1633881877
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 31 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,651,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Fresh, fierce, and laugh-out-loud funny. The most rollicking read I’ve had in ages!”
—Lisa Shearin, New York Times–bestselling author of the Raine Benares series
“MacNaughton has created a strong foundation for a fascinating series where anything is possible and everything has a cost.” —Publishers Weekly
“This book has everything.” —Book Riot
“MacNaughton hits the ground running with this fast-paced and off-beat doomsday tale complete with muscle cars of the apocalypse! Wacky characters and witty dialogue spice up the action as this story roars along. A terrific new find!” —RT Book Reviews
"It Happened One Doomsday is a curious beast: a rom-com with an apocalyptic bent.... Immensely engaging. —San Francisco Book Review
“Fans of Kevin Hearne and Benedict Jackson will lap up the adventures of Dru Jasper. A truly worthy addition to the ranks of great urban fantasy heroines.”
—Paul Crilley, author of Department Zero
“With likable characters, witty banter, and the road trip from hell, this may be the most fun you’ll have on doomsday. Or any other day ending in y.”
—Shanna Swendson, author of Enchanted, Inc.
“MacNaughton makes the end of the world lots of fun—Stephanie Plum meets Stephen King’sChristine.”
—Laura Bickle, author of the Dark Alchemy series
“A must-read story for every fan of the genre.”
—Michael Alan Nelson, author of Hexed
“A fast-paced, action-packed supernatural road rally that had me on the edge of my seat . . . when I wasn’t laughing out loud. Think Harry Dresden meets Stephen King’s Christine.”
—Mari Mancusi, award-winning author of the Scorched series
“Dru’s apocalyptic adventures with demons, magical crystals, and crazy-making chaos are hellishly original and lots of fun.”
—Helen Harper, author of the Highland Magic series
“It Happened One Doomsday will keep you turning page after page up until the end of the world!”
—Richard A. Knaak, author of Black City Saint
“Add Dru Jasper to the pantheon of Ree Reyes, Atticus O’Sullivan, and Harry Dresden. MacNaughton shatters his way through an apocalyptic good time, leaving a trail of broken crystals in his wake.”
—Michael Haspil, author of Graveyard Shift
“It Happened One Doomsday is an epic blend of magic, action, humor, and romance, delivered at breakneck speed on the road to Armageddon. MacNaughton knows how to unleash an apocalypse in style!”
—Angela Roquet, author of the Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc. series
About the Author
Laurence MacNaughton is a fantasy writer and the author of The Spider Thief and Conspiracy of Angels. Visit him online at www.laurencemacnaughton.com.
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Thankfully, even though this is a series the book has a proper ending. As the reader you know that there is more to come, but the current situation the characters were dealing with throughout the novel is at least concluded.
I loath spoiler reviews, so all I can really say is if you are looking for a supernatural light read, with sorcerers, demons, demon cars, a 6' tall blond who loves to say "Dude!", & a whole lot more, you are sure to enjoy the ride as much as I have.
Normally I don't mind descriptions of magical systems with lots of ritual components, but I found my brain wandering basically every time Dru's crystal magic came up in this book. It's a shame that fourth-grade me, who had an extensive rock collection and had at one point created a crystal/mineral based magical system with her high-achieving nerd friends, couldn't read this book instead of grown-up me, who doesn't care and was bored to tears.
Things get very interesting when a very handsome man, with unnaturally red eyes, and driving a possessed, black muscle car, enters her shop. The man, named Grayson, has been having bad dreams where he has turned into a demon. Along with three other demons, they are about to destroy the whole world. Grayson also has little nubs growing on his forehead; the beginning of actual horns.
Dru realizes that Grayson is not just turning into your average demon. He is turning into one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The other three Horsemen, looking like creatures right out of an H.P. Lovecraft story, are looking for their "colleague." Dru's crystals can slow, but not stop, Grayson's transformation. The only choice is for Grayson to fully become one of the Horsemen, and hope that Dru can find some way to not kill him.
A group of seven fallen sorcerers called the Harbingers want to rule a new magical realm where humanity is out of the way, permanently. An ancient scroll called the Apocalypse Scroll has been unearthed. It has seven seals on it; four seals have been broken, for the Four Horsemen. If all seven seals are broken, very bad things will happen to humanity. Along with her friend Rane, who has a very unique ability, can Dru save the world? Can she rescue Grayson, which whom she has fallen in love?
This is a really good story. It has first-rate writing, good characters and plenty of action. The reader will learn a lot about crystals, and will not go wrong with this novel.
The story starts with a frustrated sorceress named Dru, who runs a barely-profitable magic shop in Colorado. She has a self-absorbed boyfriend, a crazy female friend, and a sassy co-worker. Then a mysterious stranger walks in, looking for help and bringing trouble. There are some embarrassing moments of self-discovery, a road trip, and the potential end of the world. I won't say any more, other than the plot moves at a fairly relentless pace, with plenty of chases in a variety of circumstances.
The writing style is fresh, with plenty of up-to-date references, some gentle wry humor and very little swearing (which I appreciated). All the characters seem a little cliched and one-dimensional, from the sassy co-worker right through the tall dark handsome stranger, but there's enough going on that it's easy to forgive that.
I'm curious to see what happens next in the story and I'll look for a sequel. If a sequel doesn't appear, I'd feel pretty disappointed, but it wouldn't be the end of the world.
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IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY is without a doubt light, quirky, and entertaining urban fantasy.Read more