Jason is starting to become accustomed to his new role as psychometrist for the Seattle PD when he is assigned a disturbing new case involving dark magic. He soon discovers that this is more than just a simple case of murder. It involves the Ancients as well as the original White Knights of legend. The White Knight Council has serious problems of their own and limited resources so they can only spare two of their own to assist the Seattle PD in handling this new threat, an immortal dark wizard who’s gifted with incredibly powerful black magic that the modern world has never seen. Jason and his colleagues must find and defeat the dark wizard before he becomes unstoppable.
About the Author
John O'Riley has been writing as far back as he can remember. He is an award winning fiction writer and the author of the Grumpy Old Wizards series, The Winters Family Psi Chronicles series, and the Wizards of Seattle series. His movie feature screenplay, Cursed, is an Honorable Mention Winner for the 2012 Screenplay Festival. His most recent accomplishments include the screenplays New Earth, Pinky Swear, and Mutant Wizards in the 2014 Filmmakers International Screenplay Awards which made it to Quarter-Finalist status. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and French and worked in and managed a variety of bookstores including Borders. He currently resides in Washington state and has a parakeet companion named Amy who sings like a canary to help encourage and inspire him. He loves reading fantasy, science fiction, and humorous fiction. Some of his favorite authors include Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, S.J. Viehl, Kat Richardson, J.K. Rowling, Angie Sage, Jayne Krentz, and Dima Zales.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite In a fast-paced, action packed read that will satisfy fans of the Wizards of Seattle series, Escape by author John O'Riley concludes the story of our protagonist Jason, category six wizard who is settling into his role as a psychometrist for the Seattle Police Department. He is still living in a house infused with magic from ancestors, with his brother Benjamin and cousin Amy, who have both reached the White Magic status while Jason has stayed more mainstream. Jason has been assigned to work a disturbing murder case, one in which Black Magic has certainly been used. The deeper Jason gets into the story, the more he realizes that this murder is much more than he can handle alone. He needs the help of the Ancients and the original White Knights. Will the Knights, the Ancients, and Jason and his family be able to defeat this dark wizard that has risen? You'll have to read the book to find out. I so, so enjoyed Escape. Author John O'Riley has done a fantastic job in creating characters that readers will absolutely connect with and relate to, and for a read in the fantasy genre, that is saying a lot. The author's world creation abilities are second to none, and his use of wizardry is both magical and realistic. I highly recommend this book to any readers who love great works of fantasy, or just a great read in general. This was the first book that I've read by author John O'Riley, but I simply cannot wait to go back and read the first books in this series, as well as his other books. If they are anything like Escape, I am certain they will be excellent!
Escape, from Wizards of Seattle series, is a fascinating read which I highly recommend! I read John O’Riley’s ‘Grumpy Old Wizards”, which was wildly entertaining and really was looking forward to reading another one of his books. I absolutely loved this story as well – with its dark magic, secrets, battles, betrayals, suspension and adventure – this is my kind of book! Needless to say, I was able to finish it in a few evenings after work. I was actually excited about getting home, settling in my comfy chair and following the adventure. The narrative flows well and the author did a great job overall. I’ll gladly read other books in the series and I like the fact that these stories can be read on their own as well. Read it, you’ll enjoy it!