Charming by Elliott JamesCharming by Elliott James


byElliott James

Paperback | September 24, 2013

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Sharp, sarcastic, and efficiently lethal, John Charming would feel right at home having drinks with Dean Winchester and Harry Dresden. If you're looking for a new urban fantasy series to pick up, CHARMING is a guaranteed page-turner.

John Charming isn't your average Prince...
He comes from a line of Charmings -- an illustrious family of dragon slayers, witch-finders and killers dating back to before the fall of Rome. Trained by a modern day version of the Knights Templar, monster hunters who have updated their methods from chain mail and crossbows to Kevlar and shotguns, John Charming was one of the best--until a curse made him one of the abominations the Knights were sworn to hunt.
That was a lifetime ago. Now, John tends bar under an assumed name in rural Virginia and leads a peaceful, quiet life. That is, until a vampire and a blonde walked into his bar...

CHARMING is the first novel in a new urban fantasy series which gives a new twist to the Prince Charming tale.
Pax ArcanaCharmingDaringFearlessIn Shining ArmorLegend Has It
Short Fiction in the Pax Arcana world:Charmed I'm SureDon't Go Chasing WaterfallsPushing LuckSurreal EstateDog-GoneBulls Rush InTalking Dirty
An army brat and gypsy scholar, ELLIOTT JAMES is currently living in the Blue Ridge mountains of southwest Virginia. An avid reader since the age of three (or that's what his family swears anyhow), he has an abiding interest in mythology, martial arts, live music, hiking, and used bookstores.
Title:CharmingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:September 24, 2013Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316253391

ISBN - 13:9780316253390

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Charming (Pax Arcana #1) by Elliott James This is one of the best urban fantasies I have read in MONTHS. I was beginning to lose hope in the genre. Fans of Ilona Andrews and the Harry Dresden series look out. This is one you need to read NOW if you haven't already.I haven't heard of Elliott James before and I admit that I should have. His writing is great, this book was so captivating! And let's leave that aside, but his characters are wow! I can't even imagine how much work this book was, it had so much information (not only on all kinds of combat techniques but on historical events as well (I googled some of them, the guy wasn't making it up).
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Charmed! Despite the tag line for this book. John is completely Charming. Great Read! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you love your supernatural a little strange and offbeat If you love Betsy Taylor or Charley Davidson then this is the book for you. It gives you a great supernatural story with fantastic characters and a twist of crazy. I think that any book that can make you laugh, cry and want to punch someone in the face is worth your time. Charming is all that and more.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Too Good! Great book with an interesting take on a lot of the things we are familiar with like vamps, werewolves....... Also compelling ideas and again an interesting take on history. Worth the cash and your time. This is an amazing start to a wonderful series.
Date published: 2015-01-07

Editorial Reviews

"This debut introduces a self-deprecating, wisecracking, and honorable-to-a-fault hero who can stand up to such established protagonists as Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden and Seanen McGuire's October Daye. Combining action and romance -- with an emphasis on action -- this is a top-notch new series opener for lovers of urban fantasy."-Library Journal (Starred review)