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Magic Required

A Lochlan Ellyll Novel
Series: A Lochlan Ellyll Novel, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins

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In the year 2047, Lochlan takes the bus to his soul-sucking job answering phones to remain unnoticed. Life is easier that way. Little attachment. Few friends. That means less people caught in the crossfire when he loses control again. 

The last time he came close to losing it was when he was around Zemila. That was five years ago, just before he disappeared. That was why he disappeared. He’s good at that. Disappearing. Resettling. Being overlooked.   

That is, until the visions started. Prophetic visions. 

That’s when he knew the Old World had found him.   

These weren’t the fun kind of visions…if there were such a thing. They were the watch-people-die kind, the try-to-stop-it-before-it-happened kind, the maybe-save-some-lives kind. He thought the visions were his redemption. A redemption he didn’t believe he deserved. When one of them led him to Zemila, he thought it meant he wasn’t a danger to her anymore. That he wasn’t a danger to anyone anymore.    

Power attracts enemies. Lochlan thought he’d learned this lesson.   

He was wrong. Wrong about the visions. Wrong about everything. And it was going to cost him.   

Him and everyone he loved.

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  • Jeff Bonasse
  • 07-06-2020

Found Through Author's YT Channel

Ms Hannah mentioned her book on her YT channel Hannah's Over Invested and I decided to check it out. This book should be more widely known, reviewed and discussed.

Never have I seen anyone use Balor in fiction before, the Fomorians and Llugh constantly but never Balor. The story was compelling and the characters interesting. While I did see the surprise BBEG coming, I was still glad to see a few tricks I wasn't ready for.

The writing wasn't the only thing done well, the narration was fantastic, loved the voices.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 24-06-2020

Get ready for a Great Story

To start of, an important aspect to audiobooks are the narrators voice. For myself, listening to audiobooks can be hard when the voice is annoying or kind of boring, but in this case, I found that the narrator did a great job. He would change his voice for the different characters and I really enjoyed his ability to give the characters accents.

Magic Required is a story about Lochlan Ellyll, who is the son of a demigod. He lives a solitary life and tries to blend in with humans. He works at tech and security company with his best friend Jenner.
Lochlan starts having these dreams, at the beginning of the book, of people dying and he begins to realize that they are coming true...

This is a fascinating story, that kept me entertained and questioning what would happen next. One of my favorite parts about this world is that it wasn't just about Gods and demigods, but there were humans that could have a bit of magic too. Everyone is born with light inside them and some people have more than others. Those that do have what they called a spark, which gave them an ability such as an earth gift. 😄 I loved this detailed of the story and found it to be unique.

Overall, this was a really fun and entertaining book. It is filled with magic, mystery, action, drama, and love. I hope if you are reading this review that you give this book a try and enjoy it as much as I did! ❤

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  • Michael Gano
  • 23-06-2020

loved this book

I really loved this book. I can't wait for others to follow. well written and loved the narrator

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  • Sara @ A Gingerly Review
  • 19-06-2020

Fascinating

<i>*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review*</i>

This was a lot of fun to read. I enjoyed the premise, the magic, the mythology, and the suspense. I really enjoyed the addition of celtic and demigods into the story - what an interesting twist!

The characters were well developed and deeply flawed, which gave them a believable quality. The world building was top notch and rich with texture.

I cannot wait to find out what happens next.

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  • Mindy Pollard
  • 19-06-2020

Really Great Story

The story is really well done. Paisley is very good at creating characters that really stand out and I love the way she incorporated ancient Irish lore into a futuristic setting. It was an excellent read and the audiobook made for a great listen! I look forward to more from this author.