For fans of Georgette Heyer or Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton, who’d like to welcome magic into their lives . . .
Young baronet Robin Blyth thought he was taking up a minor governmental post. However, he’s actually been appointed parliamentary liaison to a secret magical society. If it weren’t for this administrative error, he’d never have discovered the incredible magic underlying his world.
Cursed by mysterious attackers and plagued by visions, Robin becomes determined to drag answers from his missing predecessor – but he’ll need the help of Edwin Courcey, his hostile magical-society counterpart. Unwillingly thrown together, Robin and Edwin will discover a plot that threatens every magician in the British Isles.
A wonderfully crafted period drama with a twist of magic. With set piece scenes in both the city and Edwin’s family home in the country, each character, like Edmund’s feckless sister, is one you feel you’ve met before in literature until they suddenly do something extraordinary and raise this from a standard period novel to something far more exciting. The magical world is believable and well written, less broomsticks and cauldrons, more twisted games, class, power and magic woven into the fabric of the land. I loved the original premise and hope this is the first of many novels from Freya Marske.