A Case of Possession
Magic in the blood. Danger in the streets. A Charm of Magpies, Book 2Lord Crane has never had a lover quite as elusive as Stephen Day. True, Stephen's job as justiciar requires secrecy, but the magician's disappearing act bothers Crane more than it should. When a blackmailer threatens to expose... show more
Magic in the blood. Danger in the streets. A Charm of Magpies, Book 2Lord Crane has never had a lover quite as elusive as Stephen Day. True, Stephen's job as justiciar requires secrecy, but the magician's disappearing act bothers Crane more than it should. When a blackmailer threatens to expose their illicit relationship, Crane knows a smart man would hop the first ship bound for China. But something unexpectedly stops him. His heart. Stephen has problems of his own. As he investigates a plague of giant rats sweeping London, his sudden increase in power, boosted by his blood-and-sex bond with Crane, is rousing suspicion that he's turned warlock. With all eyes watching him, the threat of exposure grows. Stephen could lose his friends, his job and his liberty over his relationship with Crane. He's not sure if he can take that risk much longer. And Crane isn't sure if he can ask him to. The rats are closing in, and something has to give.Warning: Contains m/m sex (on desks), blackmail, dark pasts, a domineering earl, a magician on the edge, vampire ghosts (possibly), and the giant rats of Sumatra.
Publish date: January 28th 2014
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Pages no: 179
Edition language: English
Series: A Charm of Magpies (#2)
This picks up soon after the first book. Lucien and Stephen are still seeing each other, but both each have their own lives. Each have feelings that have gotten stronger, but do not know how the other feels. (Don't worry- they TALK in this one and are honest with how each feels).Complicating matters...
It's my second time reading the series and I love it even more than the first time. I enjoyed the mystery part immensely+ we're introduced to interesting side characters like Stetphen's small crew of justiciars, the Big Scary Council...And we have more Merrick, y'all! One of the reasons why I love t...
I really love the world Ms. Charles has created. Stephen and Crane are a match for each other. It's lovely to see them interact and finally profess (and truly act) their love for each other. My most pressing wish is that Crane stop getting kidnapped and held captive. That and I want Merrick t...
I needed a break from all the heavy fantasy I have been reading, and got in a romance mood. I read the first of these books a while ago and loved it, and always meant to get the second. Finally got to it. It was a nice, fun read, and easy. I liked that we got some development in their relationship...
In England our two MCs Crane and Day navigate Chinese magic, their associates, giant rats and social restrictions together. The real charm for me in this well written installment is their continuing connection to each other. The female characters are strong and an excellent contribution to the event...