About The Department of Magic
Magic is nothing like it seems in children’s books. It’s dark and bloody and sexual - and requires its own semi-mythical branch of the US Federal Government to safeguard citizens against ever-present supernatural threats. Where is Harry Potter when you need him?
Jasmine Farah and Rocco di Angelo - a pair of wet-behind-the-ears recruits of The Department of Magic - get their trial by fire - or, rather, a nightmare gallop through a world of ghosts, spooks, vampires, demons, urhobos, and the minions of South American and Voodoo gods hellbent on destroying all humanity once and for all. And doing so on 4th of July!
Of course, it’s all just a normal day on the job at The Department of Magic - where new employees entering its offices are never seen again, while mysteriously continuing to draw full salaries and benefits, sometimes for decades or even a century after. But why did no one warn them about any of that when they were getting hired?
Reviews for The Department of Magic
Strangely entertaining and funny.
Paranormal fans looking for something with a whole new outlook of the supernatural that they love to delve in and a truly off-the-wall to read, look no further. Kierdegaard shines various new lights onto the world of the paranormal. Turns out, Abraham Lincoln isn't the only ex-president to fight off vampires.
The Department of Magic is a fun-filled, action-packed light read that will keep readers turning the page wondering just what is going to happen next.
All in all I gave the book 4 stars. The world truly is fantastic, enough to counteract the characters lacking nearly all luster, but not enough to warrant another star. It’s slow going at the start, but if you stick with it you’ll be rewarded. Until the sucker roundhouse kick of course…
Overall I'd give this a 4 out of 5 stars. Even though the start was slow the book really grabbed me. I understand the need to set the stage for the world we are reading about and that can take a few chapters, so I'm going to cut him a little slack. I also enjoyed the casual political digs. Since it seems all of these otherworldly creatures spend their days working in American politics or running Homeland security. If your looking for a change from the usual fantasy novel this one is worth your time.