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Minimum Wage Magic The DFZ, the metropolis formerly known as Detroit, is the world s most magical city with a population of nine million and zero public safety laws That s a lot of mages, cybernetically enhanced chrome heads, and mythical beasties who die, get into debt, and otherwise fail to pay their rent When they can t pay their bills, their stuff gets sold to the highest bidder to cover the tab That s when they call me My name is Opal Yong ae, and I m a Cleaner a freelance mage with an art history degree who s employed by the DFZ to sort through the mountains of magical junk people leave behind It s not a pretty job, or a safe one there s a reason I wear bite proof gloves but when you re deep in debt in a lawless city where gods are real, dragons are traffic hazards, and buildings move around on their own, you don t get to be picky about where your money comes from You just have to make it work, even when the only thing of value in your latest repossessed apartment is the dead body of the mage who used to live thereTHOR S NOTE This is the first in a new series set in the same universe as my Heartstrikers books, but you don t need to have read those stories to enjoy this one MINIMUM WAGE MAGIC was written to stand by itself, so if you haven t read the others, don t worry I wrote this book with you in mind I hope you ll give it a try, and thank you so much for reading This was fun Exactly what I needed to get out of a reading slump Technically, AIs don t have actual emotions, but Sibyl was a top of the line social companion bot, and she did a good job of sounding legitimately horrified You can t start digging through a dead guy s stuff while he s still lying on the floor Why not I asked It s not as if he s going to complain Every now and then I ve seen one of Rachel Aaron s books come across my feed, and I usually pause to consider whether or not I want to read it trying to keep my TBR somewhat realistic here I was finally tempted by her DFZ series, and by the lure of minimum wage Because who doesn t want to read about trying to make it in a magical world as low wage jane, right Come to think of it, many of the ones I ve read have minimum wage protags a merc, a tour guide, a mechanic, and a waitress.Anyway, Every now and then I ve seen one of Rachel Aaron s books come across my feed, and I usually pause to consider whether or not I want to read it trying to keep my TBR somewhat realistic here I was finally tempted by her DFZ series, and by the lure of minimum wage Because who doesn t want to read about trying to make it in a magical world as low wage jane, right Come to think of it, many of the ones I ve read have minimum wage protags a merc, a tour guide, a mechanic, and a waitress.Anyway, the hook is that Opal is a Cleaner, meaning she basically is one of those people from Storage Wars, bidding on evicted or empty properties, earning money by selling the stuff and cleaning the unit She s been very good at it, until today, when she discovers a dead person in her latest acquisition Desperate for money, she agrees to take whatever she can, which includes a set of complicated magical formulas Before long, she s in a race against time to identify the formula and protect herself from the goons trying to kill her.With a chase plot and a formula McGuffin, Aaron keeps the pace moving quickly, so it s easy to get sucked into the book Opal seems pretty pragmatic, and as she s tracking down leads to the dead man s other properties, she has a fortuitous run in with Nik Kos, a competitor and co worker of sorts Though the relationship seems antagonistic, there is clearly some spark there But this isn t a PNR storyline by any means Opal is focused on her financial objective, as well ostensibly staying focused on isolating herself for her longer term independence.It s good that the plot and characters are interesting, as theI learned about the world, thepuzzled I became It s apparently a blend of both technology and magic tech enough that Opal can have an AI, Sybil, that uses her goggles to interface with the world and be a virtual emotional support AI, and magic enough that Opal has her own brand of magic that doesn t conform well to how magic is currently practiced The A.I is occasionally shrill, often funny, and occasionally orients the reader, so it s generally an useful device here Oh, and there s a serious cyborg lady in here, cyborg enough that she doesn t eat like a human.As far as concrete surroundings ha, ha , there is the city of Detroit after a couple of big events, it now has it s own goddess who is prone to moving buildings and skyways around on a moment s notice It s not clear how this is done without severe loss of life, only inconvenience, because, magic, but I confess I was extremely curious It s a fun concept Events require Opal and Nik to go deep into Underground at first I expected something on the order of the Labyrinth, but it turns out it wasan M.C Escher painting crossed with Martha Well s floating islands in the Raskura novels I.Don t.Even.I think Aaron started to lose me here Although this might have tied to something from another one of her series, what it mostly seemed like is that she wasn t squaring her world up It s funny, because I had just been in a brief discussion bemoaning how some authors seemed to be choosing fantasy, perhaps because they think the world building rules are easier to follow than sci fi I m not saying they have to go Brandon Sanderson on it, but as discussed in tvtropes, the author pushes the suspension of disbelief too far.The ending was decent, with some good and bad There was an extended soliloquy, for those that might miss The Message, but I agreed with it, so preaching to the choir, I guess I like that Opal talked something out with Nik I felt like resolution regarding a revelation was poorly done, and could have been problem solved, but since it becomes the basis for the next book, I guess I get what Aaron is doing She s a curious author, that s for sure Some parts I like, some parts I think are too simple, and some parts seem to be thought out, while others don t seem to be thought out at all Perhaps that s because there sahead Two and a half quarantine masks Minimum Wage Magic by Rachel Aaron and narrated by Emily Woo Zeller is a fantasy book with magic, gods, and dragons The world building is fabulous and so original The characters are well developed and amazing There is a lot of magic in this book, a sentient town where the town shifts around, and powerful Dragon families There is a magic puzzle that needs solved that could lead to something important and people and mages are trying to kill for it This book is witty, has suspenseful action sc Minimum Wage Magic by Rachel Aaron and narrated by Emily Woo Zeller is a fantasy book with magic, gods, and dragons The world building is fabulous and so original The characters are well developed and amazing There is a lot of magic in this book, a sentient town where the town shifts around, and powerful Dragon families There is a magic puzzle that needs solved that could lead to something important and people and mages are trying to kill for it This book is witty, has suspenseful action scenes, emotional connection between characters, a snappy AI, and an alternative world that is fantastic The narrator is magnificent at performing all the various voices needed and all the emotions Great job Loved this Will have to getbooks by this author This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart This book answers the question what if Storage Wars was mashed up with a world wheregods are real, dragons are traffic hazards, and buildings move around on their own Minimum wage magic is a spin off series set in the DFZ Detroit Free Zone of the Heartstriker Series You do not have to have read the prior series to enjoy this, it is completely new and set after all the events of the HeartStriker Series.Minimum wage magic explores th This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart This book answers the question what if Storage Wars was mashed up with a world wheregods are real, dragons are traffic hazards, and buildings move around on their own Minimum wage magic is a spin off series set in the DFZ Detroit Free Zone of the Heartstriker Series You do not have to have read the prior series to enjoy this, it is completely new and set after all the events of the HeartStriker Series.Minimum wage magic explores the DFZ in an entirely new way through the eyes of Opal a cleaner She basically bids on units based on pictures hoping to clean out the stuff left behind in hopes of making some money so the housing can be turned around and rented againThe Master Key was a sacred object and a Cleaner s only real identification It had been made for me by the Spirit of the City, and it could open any door in the DFZ if the city believed you had a right to be there That last bit was the tricky part Unlike every other city in the world, the Detroit Free Zone was alive Literally alive, with her own soul, mind, opinions, and, occasionally, off the books real estate dealsOpal might be a mage but she has struggled with conventional magic Here style is a bitslapstick, but hey it gets her by Or at least it did until she bid on a unit that might have a bitof a mystery tied to it when she also finds a dead body.I really enjoyed this book There are mages, dragons, humans and some augmented humans that s cyborg right I think there are cyborgs Anyway, Opal NEEDS a lot of cash, fast, and she has stumbled onto something that might pay out huge if she can solve the mystery and find the magical treasureI think you re letting your optimism run away with you again Even if you re right, and there is a pot of gold at the end of this wild goose chase, the DFZ is a hundred and ninety four square miles that move around The chance of you finding one mage s circle in all of that is practically zeroGood thing she has found someone who knows the underbelly of the DFZ and is willing to help her for a price that is Nik is another cleaner who usually acts as Opal s competition but he might just come in handy and with the deadline she is on, she ll needhelp than her virtual reality assistant As they work together both learn an appreciation for each other and although there is no smooching in this book, that doesn t mean in the long term that won t happenOh, honey, Rena said, giving me a wink He s got features Not surprised you haven t seen them, though Nikki likes to keep his cards hidden, but I d bet he d show you if you asked nicelyThere are a few mentions of The Peacemaker, The Spirit of the DFZ and the Nameless Wind for those of you who have read the Heartstriker series but this is definitely a new bag of tricks and those were just bonuses for the readers of the other series I really enjoyed the new character Opal and Nik and how each brought something to this new forged partnership I also enjoyed the premise of the story and what Opal is trying to escape from This was an entertaining story of trying to find the missing treasure with the clock ticking I m looking forward to seeing what Opal and Nik come up against next as there arebooks to come in this world

  • Kindle Edition
  • 286 pages
  • Minimum Wage Magic
  • Rachel Aaron
  • English
  • 04 July 2019

About the Author: Rachel Aaron

Hello, my name is Rachel Aaron, and I write the Heartstriker books, a new Urban Fantasy series about misfit dragons, starting with Nice Dragons Finish Last I also wrote The Legend of Eli Monpress fantasy series for Orbit Books about a wizard thief and the poor bastards who have to try and stop him PLUS I m also the author of the new, rolicking fun Science Fiction romance Fortune s Pawn under the name Rachel Bach Confused yet I know I am I was born in Atlanta, but I currently live a lovely, nerdy, bookish life in Athens, GA with my lightspeed son, perpetually understanding husband, and fat dog Besides my own books, the internet knows me best for writing very fast The best way to get to know me is probably to read my blog or follow me on Twitter or Facebook.


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