I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Flaw in All Magic by Ben S. Dobson
Series: Magebreakers #1
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In a city that runs on magic, it takes a man with none to solve an impossible murder.
In a world of elves and dwarves and sprites and mages, Tane Carver is a human with no gift but his wits. Which, to be fair, did get him into the world’s most prestigious university of magical technology.
For a while.
Until his lack of magic was discovered. And then it all came crashing down.
But when a student is murdered on campus behind unbreakable wards, Tane gets a second chance. Solving an impossible crime should be easy for the man who fooled the university’s best mages for years. Except he’s not counting on the head constable being an old flame who isn’t so fond of him anymore. Or on Kadka, the half-crazy half-orc who insists she’s his partner—whether he likes it or not.
Not to mention the masked mage who keeps trying to kill him.
Now, Tane’s survival depends on the one truth that has never failed him. The flaw in all magic that those who have it prefer to ignore: the mage.
Outsmart the mage, and you outsmart the spell.
And outsmarting mages is what Tane does best.
This is a murder mystery set in a world of magic where the main investigator is someone who can’t use magic. The premise is rather unique, and the plot moves fairly well to resolution. There is a nice relationship between Tane and his helper, and a few friendships, but ultimately I felt like most of the characters didn’t have much depth or backstory, and it could use some more world building. But overall the story was entertaining and it was fun following Tane on his adventure of discovery. Looking forward to seeing where this series goes.