Spellmaker Published by Amazon Publishing on 2021-03
Source: Netgalley Arc
Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Historical, Romantic, Gaslamp
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Format: Ebook Arc
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Dead wizards, stolen enchantments, and broken promises force a young spellbreaker out of the shadows in the next thrilling installment of the Spellbreaker series by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician.
England, 1895. An unsolved series of magician murders and opus thefts isn't a puzzle to Elsie Camden. But to reveal a master spellcaster as the culprit means incriminating herself as an unregistered spellbreaker. When Elsie refuses to join forces with the charming assassin, her secret is exposed, she's thrown in jail, and the murderer disappears. But Elsie's hope hasn't vanished.
Through a twist of luck, the elite magic user Bacchus Kelsey helps Elsie join the lawful, but with a caveat: they must marry to prove their cover story. Forced beneath a magical tutor while her bond with Bacchus grows, Elsie seeks to thwart the plans of England's most devious criminal--if she can find them.
With hundreds of stolen spells at their disposal, the villain has a plan--and it involves seducing Elsie to the dark side. But even now that her secret is out, Elsie must be careful how she uses the new abilities she's discovering, or she may play right into the criminal's hands.
Spellbreaker is a satisfying conclusion to the duology. Elise comes into her character as a Spellbreaker, and her romance with Bacchus is so sweet and endearing. The creativeness of the magic system was well thought out and defined between the two books. I can see there is more story to tell and hopefully will see more from this world in the future.