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May 2008
Storm Front - Jim Butcher - Orbit, 2005 / The Amulet of Samarkand - Jonathan Stroud - Corgi, 2004
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I am going to review these two together because both feature magic and wizards in a contemporary setting, though otherwise they couldn't be more different. One is a straightforward grafting of magical imagery and rules onto the Philip Marlowe detective / thriller genre, competent but not very exciting. The other is a funny, dark, imaginative treat.
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