First a quick housekeeping note, the publisher of this book went under and the author is working on getting the rights back so she can republish them. Amazon has a few copies left though. I took the gamble of buying the series because I was afraid they would run out and I am glad I did because the first book was fantastic!
I read a review for this book here, so thank you cannonball community for another great recommendation. This is a m/m romance and I will just quote the warning on the back cover here: “Contains hot m/m sex between a deeply inappropriate earl and a very confused magician, dark plots in a magical version of Victorian England, family values (not the good kind), and a lot of swearing.” And if that doesn’t make you want to read it I don’t know what I can do.
From the first paragraph I was impressed with the lyrical style of the writing. This story had a fun plot that felt full and coherent and not just a string of things between makeout sessions, so that was nice. It takes place in a short space of time and with the characters having limited contact with the outside world so I am looking forward to exploring this alt Victorian England in the rest of the series. The POV switches back and forth between Lord Crane and the magician Stephen Day and I really enjoyed seeing the events through their very different worldviews.
Thanks again cannonball community for turning me onto this great author!