Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Book Review: Welcome to the City

Welcome to the City

By:  Chris Lester

Publisher:  Liminal Corvid Press

Publish Date:  July 18, 2012

Format:  Podiobooks 53.43 minutes

Genre:  Urban Fantasy

Series:  1st in Metamor City series

Recommendation:  Take the welcoming cruise to dip your toes into the waters of the magical Metamor City with Michael Perelli.

Rookie cop Michael Perelli begins his first day on the job in Metamor City, a glittering and glorious place where the buildings rise as high as mountains and magic and technology intertwine. But not everything is beautiful in Jewel of the North, and as veteran detective Kathryn Kitaen shows him the ropes, Michael begins to wonder if he's in over his head...

First Sentence:

"Um, yes?"

"The captain will see you now."

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Free Listen At:
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**I listened to this story for my own enjoyment.

My Thoughts and Summary:
Michael arrives at his new job in Metamor City, a homicide detective. Michael has a knack for figuring things out. When he looks at a crime scene it plays out in his mind. Michael meets a few co-workers and a tour of the magical city he now works and resides in. Welcome to Metamor City...

Metamor City is a magic filled city where magic is on the rise. The city has a curse and Michael, or any human, needs an amulet so the curse doesn't affect them. There are many who willingly let the curse take them and change them to something supernatural. The curse is slowly expanding the city limits with the rise of magic. There is a wide variety of Supernaturals, which are natural here!

We spend time with Michael and Kate as Kate gives him the tour of the station and the city. I love Kate. She's cute and I enjoy her personality and humor. lol.

Dip your toes into the waters of Metamor City. This novella gives you a taste of the world and what is present in the city. There is a feel of so much supernatural here! We start to see the city setup, a layer cake setup. We even get a brief history of the way magic has changed things here, like the citadel - which was once a castle on a mountain. Now this is interesting, the affects of magic on the city and the brief history of the heroes that lived here.

At this point we have seen a wolverine, a vampire, magic, gangs, and guns. Yep, works for me.

I listened to this story, and found the story was easy to listen to. Chris doesn't speak overly fast which I can easily follow him, and his voice is soothing.

I'm looking forward to listening to more and "seeing" more of what this amazing city has to offer.


  1. Replies
    1. Nobilis, I've fallen for the city myself. ;) Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Oh I love a good "visual" worldbuilding like that. Oh I so have to start on podiobooks one day. :)

    1. Melissa (B&T) I highly suggest this story, all of the stories in this city. I think you will enjoy them. :) Quite a world here. :) Thank you.

  3. Replies
    1. Blodeuedd, this is the best of the best, I think. ;) Thank you for visiting.

  4. Oh I like the idea and I want to discover this city as well now! It sounds fun! thanks for the review!

    1. Sure thing Melliane! I do hope you check it out. This world has SOOOO much to offer us. :) Loving it. :)

  5. I really like the 'layer-cake set-up' that you mentioned. What a wonderful way to put that and it's definitely the better way to do it. Thanks so much for sharing :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

    1. Thank you Jaclyn. I hope you get a chance to check out the series. It's amazing and I love how the characters have a sense of good to them. Really a great setting here. :)

  6. Wow, the world building sounds great.

    1. Jennifer Bielman, It really is. And you see more and more of the world with each story in it. :)


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