I ran across this book when it was described as “a himbo meets an archivist,” so of course, I had to pick it up. Two men are unwittingly caught up in trying to break a deadly curse that, if left unattended, may come to spell out disastrous consequences for all the magicians in Britain. A historical fantasy romance set in Edwardian England, this book has it all: Magic! Murder! Mutual pining! A house that comes alive! Mystery!
Readers will enjoy the intricate worldbuilding as well as the sensual, touching central romance, along with the cast of terrific, feisty women.
— Joanne, Brick & Mortar Books, Redmond, WA
A seamless mashup of literary genres (historical fiction, mystery, fantasy, and romance) coalesce in this fascinating and fresh tale of magic and magicians—with a Queer twist— set in Edwardian England. It all begins with a deadly curse and then a murder. Right away, we know the stakes are high. Enter Robin Blyth, a non-magical wealthy and titled gentlemen appointed to a minor government post as a liaison between the government and a secret magical society. He meets the magical society’s Edwin Courcey. Together they must attempt to unravel the mystery that falls upon them both with cruel swiftness and dire consequences. This first novel in a planned trilogy promises much and, so far, delivers on that promise.
— James, Queen Anne Book Company, Seattle, WA