Liara’s defense of the Wizard Nagarath has rendered Anisthe incantate–bereft of magick–but even this cannot guarantee her safety. Because the death of her father-in-magick would seal the girl’s fate, necessity demands she and her wizard maintain a watchful eye on the war mage, while protecting her from his dark designs.
Anisthe has embarked on a journey across Europe, aided by his half-fey manservant with an agenda all his own. They search for a legendary mirror that contains the world’s most powerful magick. Although the stuff of fairytales, the possibility of its existence compels Nagarath and Liara to seek the artifact themselves. Both know that should Anisthe lay claim to that power, Liara would be at his mercy and not even Nagarath could save her.
Thus, the pair find themselves at Versailles, surrounded by agents who ferret out magick users and destroy them. Uncertain who is friend and who is foe, with their rival on their heels, they must discover the mirror before Anisthe releases its evil, or worse, it lays claim to Liara’s magick and brings doom upon them all.
I was completely surprised by this story, it was really, really good, well written, but it had lots of added extras I wasn’t expecting!
I love books set in this period but this one you will see from the blurb it is different to the usual historical fiction books that I read so I went into reading it with an open mind and I have to say it was excellent!
The characters are great, very well developed and they worked brilliantly with the story. The plot is really good and the planning to execute the story so well and with such great detail is brilliant – it really is an excellent story, I was intrigued right from the start and the ending is perfect for the book!
Although this is the second book in the series, I haven’t read the first one yet so I would say that this works fine as a stand alone. I will be looking to get my hands on the first one shortly to get more of the back story to the series!
Five stars from me – I really enjoyed the story and it will be one I very highly recommended!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
K. Wiseman has degrees in animation/video and library science – both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Today, her office is a clutter of storyboards and half-catalogued collections of too, too many books. (But, really, is there such a thing as too many books?) When she’s not mucking about with stories, she’s off playing brač or lying in a hammock in the backyard of her Cedarburg home that she shares with her endlessly patient husband.
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