imPerfect Magic Ebook

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Book 1 of ‘The imPerfect Cathar’ series.

Coming on ebook, paperback and audiobook 28th May 2023.

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Book 1 of ‘The imPerfect Cathar’

After hundreds of years of dying, you’d think I would’ve perfected it by now…

One moment I’m a heretical priest in the twelfth century, hunted, hated…The next, I’m waking up in the nearest corpse. Stuck in a cycle of instant reincarnation, popping back up like a tarnished penny.

Fast forward eight hundred years, and you might think I’ve learned a thing or two. Nope. All I’ve learned is how to die far too easily, far too often.

Now my territory in the South of France is under threat and I find myself trapped by impossible angel-made runes. If the angels have gone full red lightsaber evil, it might not only be my territory in danger, but the whole of reality itself…

I need to stop whoever is behind this, and now. After all, you can’t come back to life, if there’s nothing left to come back to.

“imPerfect Magic” is the first book in “The imPerfect Cathar” series, a darkly funny supernatural suspense following a trio of immortal heretics. If you can’t wisecrack while death is on the line? Well… perhaps you’re not dying right.

This book contains strong language, dark humour and graphic violence.

2 reviews for imPerfect Magic Ebook

  1. Shannon H.

    Absolutely loved this book. It is funny and clever and full of adventure. I cannot wait to see what these characters get up to in the future.

  2. Beba Andric

    Insanity? Possibly, but what does that say about me? I like, really enjoyed this book, so the natural conclusion is, yep, I’m definitely in the insane ranks! Although, isn’t it true that true genius is akin to insanity? Just saying…There are a few prerequisites to reading this book, besides insanity, one: a strong sense of humour, black humour would do perfectly, two: a vivid imagination because this author paints an incredible portrait that needs an active imagination, three: a very strong stomach, yeah, the gore, the gore, but most importantly, an open mind, because, quite frankly, without one, you’ll lose the essence of the brilliant prose and storytelling. A world of Magic, Angels, Demons and more, portrayed in a way one could never have imagined, if not for the prowess of CN Rowan!

    There are few authors who can get to the core (or is it gore?) of a story with such panache, Chris excels at it! His command of the English language is truely superb, the way he wraps his words so succinctly, easy to sink ones teeth into, relish and devour every word, much like a tightly wrapped burrito, savouring every bite. Oh and excuse me, but “bite” is soooo appropriate, you’ll see, you’ll get it, once you’ve partaken of this deliciously bizarrely unique meal.

    This book fills in the gaps from the novella, an equally astounding read, the background and how Paul and Aicha met, if one could call it a “meet”, but it does provide clarity to some of the questions I had. When one dies, as Paul does, countless times, only to bounce back into another body, ok, not bounce back, rather reincarnate into a semblance of his previous self, his sidekick, Aicha is his go to person to pick up the pieces, although there aren’t really any pieces…see? I’m going wacky myself! Aicha, where do I start with her… she’s a force of nature, she’s unashamedly Aicha, stoic, incredibly badassed whilst incredibly loyal and you definitely don’t want to get on the wrong side of her! Her vulnerability is so well hidden but it’s there, it’s there… They discover that Jakob is alive, the adventure to find him will test them to the limits, an adventure I eagerly embarked on, through twists and turns and the unlikely, it all became extremely likely, and exciting, and wacky and emotional and a mental feast! No, I didn’t PHYSICALLY partake of said feast….

    The wacky sense of humour is strewn throughout, eliciting barks of inappropriate laughter from me. Inappropriate? Yeah, who but one addled with insanity laughs at this ” what is a worse form of torture – being physically sliced to ribbons or having to be this close to his body odour “. The play on words is skilful, the prose intelligent, the plot unique, VERY UNIQUE, giving me an overall sense of admiration and reverence for the author’s talent. So, after carefully packing my entrails back into my laughter abused body, I can only confirm what I stated at the beginning of this review, insanity has overcome me in the best possible way and I can’t wait for my next dose of hysteria

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