The Magpie Lord
A lord in danger. A magician in turmoil. A snowball in hell. A Charm of Magpies, Book 1Exiled to China for twenty years, Lucien Vaudrey never planned to return to England. But with the mysterious deaths of his father and brother, it seems the new Lord Crane has inherited an earldom. He’s also... show more
A lord in danger. A magician in turmoil. A snowball in hell. A Charm of Magpies, Book 1Exiled to China for twenty years, Lucien Vaudrey never planned to return to England. But with the mysterious deaths of his father and brother, it seems the new Lord Crane has inherited an earldom. He’s also inherited his family’s enemies. He needs magical assistance, fast. He doesn’t expect it to turn up angry. Magician Stephen Day has good reason to hate Crane’s family. Unfortunately, it’s his job to deal with supernatural threats. Besides, the earl is unlike any aristocrat he’s ever met, with the tattoos, the attitude…and the way Crane seems determined to get him into bed. That’s definitely unusual. Soon Stephen is falling hard for the worst possible man, at the worst possible time. But Crane’s dangerous appeal isn’t the only thing rendering Stephen powerless. Evil pervades the house, a web of plots is closing round Crane, and if Stephen can’t find a way through it—they’re both going to die. Warning: 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.
Publish date: September 3rd 2013
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Pages no: 178
Edition language: English
Series: A Charm of Magpies (#1)
The very fact I called one of my colleagues at work Stephen / and his name is nothing close to that/ just because I couldn't stop thinking of the book it's explanatory enough how much I love it . Thank you. K.J. Charles for not naming one of your main characters some name like Jabari or Aloysius, ca...
It was an easy an fun read. The plot was engaging and well executed. The main characters were interesting and like-able. There were some plot holes and flaws in logic here and there, but all in all it was entertaining and worth reading.
Lucien Vaudry, Lord Crane, has returned to England after a twenty year exile in China because he's inherited an earldom he never wanted. He's not at all sorry his father and brother are dead, his brother Hector was a particularly nasty character, and their father covered up all his grievous misdeeds...
Not a horror fan.4.5 stars.What got this book down to 3.5 stars for me (yep, I did round up in the end):SPOILER-ISH below this line!!!*************************************************************On top of horror element, there is this set-up that was orchestrated by some minor characters long long t...
The reason for it not having a higher rating is totally on my personal taste in romance heroes. Shallow as I am, Stephen wasn't quite it, though he did get a lot more alpha (and thus more appealing to me) late into the book. Well written, witty and plenty of steam. I recommend it.