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What does a reformed cat burglar do when he has only months left to live? Sylvester “Silver” Larcini decides to test his skills one last time and pulls off the caper of his life by robbing the mansion of the mysterious Sherman Lord. Unfortunately, Lord has access to powers and resources far beyond anything Silver ever imagined. He kidnaps Silver’s wife and unleashes a worldwide manhunt against him.

On the run, Silver encounters Morrigaine, a confused and eccentric young woman who claims to be a sorceress. She promises to help Silver rescue his wife if he helps her complete her murdered father’s quest to restore magic to the world.

Despite his skepticism that magic exists, and despite her doubts that high technology isn’t some form of magic, they form an unlikely partnership...and soon learn how much they need each other’s unique talents in order to face the technological and supernatural forces Lord arrays against them.

Hugo, Nebula and LOCUS Award-winning author David Brin critiqued Quick Silver during its development, and declared the author has a real talent for writing and that the novel “shows real promise!”

See Jane Doe’s review of Quick Silver at http://authorjanedoe.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/up-coming-author-review-quick-silver/

UPDATE: As of 9/13/2013, the original version of the novel has been replaced with a revised story and a completely new narration recorded with higher quality equipment. Enjoy!

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What does a reformed cat burglar do when he has only months left to live? Sylvester “Silver” Larcini decides to test his skills one last time and pulls off the caper of his life by robbing the mansion of the mysterious Sherman Lord. Unfortunately, Lord has access to powers and resources far beyond anything Silver ever imagined. He kidnaps Silver’s wife and unleashes a worldwide manhunt against him.

On the run, Silver encounters Morrigaine, a confused and eccentric young woman who claims to be a sorceress. She promises to help Silver rescue his wife if he helps her complete her murdered father’s quest to restore magic to the world.

Despite his skepticism that magic exists, and despite her doubts that high technology isn’t some form of magic, they form an unlikely partnership...and soon learn how much they need each other’s unique talents in order to face the technological and supernatural forces Lord arrays against them.

Hugo, Nebula and LOCUS Award-winning author David Brin critiqued Quick Silver during its development, and declared the author has a real talent for writing and that the novel “shows real promise!”

See Jane Doe’s review of Quick Silver at http://authorjanedoe.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/up-coming-author-review-quick-silver/

UPDATE: As of 9/13/2013, the original version of the novel has been replaced with a revised story and a completely new narration recorded with higher quality equipment. Enjoy!

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Please leave a comment. Your feedback is important and appreciated!

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    Part 32

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Customer Reviews

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Awesome Author and World Builder

I love this story and hope to hear more from this wonderful author.

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Wow!!!

I started downloading this, becuase I was bored. It is an amazing audio book. I love it I sat and listened to it straight through. I love the characters and the plot. Amazing work.

Arlene Radasky ,

Very well written and read. Exciting!

Quick Silver
by Derek Mathias

The latest fad of zombies and vampires do not attract me, however magic and Camelot do. I was fascinated to find that I was listening to a book about all the above and all of it was neatly wrapped up into a well-written, very well read adventure. I loved it.

Sylvester "Silver" Larcini is a thief who loves to steal in situations that seem impossible. The more challenging the better. His last "job" was the most difficult of his life, as it was not over when he barely escaped from Sherman Lord's compound. He found himself running for his life along with a woman who turned out to be from the past.

Derek skillfully wove all the stories of Camelot, zombies, vampires, the undead of other various myths, and twisted the facts enough to allow recognition yet, be different enough to make me believe they could be what really happened in the past.

One scene has Silver and Morrigaine coming across some skeletons, obviously at least a thousand years old, with 9mm bullet holes in the skulls. Listen to find out how and why. One of my favorite threads in the story.

His protagonist, Silver, along with his new companion, were trapped in many difficult situations, however he used his vast inventory of tricks and knowledge to rescue them, MacGyver-like. Very nicely done.

It is written in 1st person point of view and I am very attracted to books in this POV. I felt I was part of the story. I found Derek very easy to listen to and he complimented his story with his voice modulations for character changes.

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