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Author: Mia Marlowe
Publisher: Select Historical, Entangled Publishing
Release Date: November 23rd, 2015
This is another story in the Order of the MUSE series and a great historical, paranormal, mystery, thriller and romance! What a great combination!
The order of the M.U.S.E is the Metaphysical Union of Sensory Extraordinaires, they are a group with the purpose of protecting the royal family from psychic attacks by utilising their own innate skills, talents and cunning, led by the Duke of Camden. Set in the times of King George III, the Order are determined to protect the King and his family from psychic attack. When I reviewed an earlier story in the series,The Curse of Lord Stanstead, I suggested that this group is ‘something akin to a Georgian/Regency version of X-men!’ and that is very true in this story, too.
Meg Anthony grew up learning to be a skilled pickpocket and using her ‘finding’ talent to help her Uncle and cousin who raised her to find things to steal. They didn’t treat her kindly and she escaped them to join the order and the Duke acts as though she is his ward, helping her learn what it is to be a Lady and to use her talent to help others whilst avoiding any further connection with her Uncle and cousin. When her Uncle threatens to kidnap Meg so they can continue to make use of her talents, the Duke sends her to Lord Badewyn who lives in an isolated Welsh castle in an effort to protect her and keep her safe.
Lord Samuel Badewyn, however, knows his home is not a safe place for Meg. His mother was human but his father is a fallen angel and he is determined never to marry. Meg, however, is feisty, determined and the attraction between them is strong. When threats to her safety get too much, he should he reveal all? What secrets is he keeping? Can she overcome his fears? Will love conquer all?
Although this is part of a series, it is certainly one which may also be read as a standalone because the author meticulously explains everything relevant as the story progresses, weaving the explanation seamlessly into the story. The mix of characters is superb, the events flow smoothly but are written in an enthralling and highly entertaining manner, ensuring this is a book you really don’t want to put down until you get to the end – and then, although most things are resolved, you are given a teaser hint that there is yet more to come – I can’t wait!
Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.
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Other posts on this blog concerning this author include: The Curse of Lord Stanstead