Dog Days [NOOK Book]

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First in a new urban fantasy series-with a bite as magical as its bark.

Mason used to be an enforcer, ensuring that suspect magic practitioners stayed in line. But now he scrapes out a living playing guitar. Good thing he has Louie, his magical...well, let's call him a dog. But there are some kinds of ...
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Dog Days

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Overview

First in a new urban fantasy series-with a bite as magical as its bark.

Mason used to be an enforcer, ensuring that suspect magic practitioners stayed in line. But now he scrapes out a living playing guitar. Good thing he has Louie, his magical...well, let's call him a dog. But there are some kinds of evil that even Louie can't sniff out. And when Mason is attacked by a supernatural assailant, he'll have to fall back on the one skill he's mastered in music and magic-improvisation.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101208663
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/30/2007
  • Series: A Dog Days Novel , #1
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 143,810
  • File size: 686 KB

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    entertaining urban fantasy

    Once Mason worked with other magic practitioners to police their own but he soon got tired of that and started playing guitar for a jazz band in San Francisco that needed a performer. He has Lou-, a semi-supernatural being called an ifret that looks like a wolf-dog who became attached to him and his music so he was reasonably content. One night after a gig, while walking to his car, a creature from a mural leaves the painting and attacks mason. Mason defeats the creature and soon finds himself in a realm exactly like his own only without people. He finds red jewels there and with the help of his wolf totem, he escapes. Powerful mages Eli and Victor tell him there is something wrong magically in the area. One of their own was killed in what mortals believe was a hit and run. They come to the conclusion that a powerful magician is siphoning the power from other practitioners and Mason who saw the mage¿s aura knows who he is. It will come down to him and Mason in a magical duel in which the guitarist knows that he must improvise or lose, which means the evil magician will have an open gig. --- John Levitt has written an entertaining urban fantasy that is reminiscent of the Harry Dresden novels. The protagonist is powerful but is too impatient to be trained properly so he has to improvise which results in unusual magical solutions to counteract the spells sent against him. His dog Lou comprehends what he says and stays with him out of love as he steals much of the show with a superstar performance. The antagonist is so warped and crazy and what he is doing to get the jewels is so repugnant, readers will love to hate him while loving his opponent. ---Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted May 19, 2012

    I'm hooked!

    Since reading Dean Koontz's Watchers all those many years ago, I've been kinda partial to books with dogs that have special powers. The worst part about this series is waiting for the next one...

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  • Posted December 23, 2010

    A must read!

    Of all the books I've read, this book is in a league all its own. The characters are well developed, the plot is unpredictable, flowing and exciting, the style is easy to understand yet set towards an adult audience and it is a great introduction to Urban Fantasy. If you like guessing the plots, trying to guess the endings and love finding out that you're wrong, I highly recommend the "Dog Days" series - Dog Days, New Tricks, Unleashed and the unreleased Play dead. Forget Vampires and Werewolves! Mason, Talent and Ifrits are the way to go!

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  • Posted December 10, 2010

    Loved it!

    Dogs Days kept my attention more with every page. A must read for fantasy lovers!

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  • Posted July 20, 2009

    light refreshing

    Moves along good light read, not to heavy and easy to digest.

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  • Posted April 7, 2009

    Awesome book!

    This was an excellent start to the series. Fans of Jim Butcher will love this book. I found the characters charming and engaging, and the plot moved quickly and was highly entertaining. Check out the second book in the series as well, as it is also good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2009

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    Great New Fantasy Story

    Mason has some magic abilities along with a magical helper, Ifrit, Louie that looks like a small doberman pincher. Mason used to work as an enforcer,those that keep magic abilities from getting out of hand and hurting humans. But something has been going on lately. People have been loosing their Ifrits. This seems to be something that just happens, that some people are chosen and then others their Ifrit leaves for no reason. But then there are attacks on enforcers.

    Since these attacks are being pointed at Mason, he goes back to the enforcers to get and give help trying to solve this mystery. He runs into another practitioner that has minor powers a while ago but now he seems really powerful. The mystery then deepens when Louie turns up missing.

    This was a good book. It could be a good series. I did get a little tired of how it seemed that everyone was spinning their wheels instead of getting anywhere. But it was still good and I would recommend it to those that like the Connor Grey or Dresdan series.

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

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    A fun and vivid read takes you on a twisting rocky ride

    I found this book to be an enjoyable read, difficult to predict, vividly detailed and imagined, and all around found it to be worth both the time and money. My one down-side would be in that it ends in a wave of apathy, that while does not hurt the book or plot, somewhat hurt my motivation to go out and buy the sequel.

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  • Posted March 28, 2009

    Entirely derivative

    Levitt pulls plot details from Rob Thurman, Jim Butcher and Philip Pullman and mixes them into a not very interesting urban fantasy. Even the cover art is imitative. If you read Thurman and Butcher, you are advised to avoid this book. Mason is Cal Leandros with a slightly different skill set and no Nikos around to add edginess. Mouse could swallow Louie whole. The borrowings from Pullman are lame. Not a good read for the veteran and the novice should skip it and go straight to Thurman, Butcher and other top rank urban fantasy writers.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    Loved it, great story

    Can't wait to read more about Mason and Louie! Easy enough read that my 9 year old enjoyed it, too (although he got creeped out a couple of times - VERY nasty antagonist), but still plenty entertaining for a die-hard SF&F like myself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2008

    WOW!!!

    Great! I can't wait for the next book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2007

    Reminds me of Jim Butcher

    Levitt really keeps your attention. Great book.

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