Spellmaker (Spellbreaker Duology #2) by Charlie N. Holmberg

Posted March 18, 2021 by jrsbookr in Fantasy / 0 Comments

by Charlie N. Holmberg
Spellmaker (Spellbreaker Duology #2) by Charlie N. HolmbergSpellmaker Published by Amazon Publishing on 2021-03
Source: Netgalley Arc
Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Historical, Romantic, Gaslamp
Pages: 302
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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.


About Charlie N. Holmberg

Charlie N. Holmberg is the author of the Wall Street Journal best-selling Paper Magician series, which has been optioned by the Walt Disney Company. She is also the author of the Star Mother series, the Numina series, the Amazon Charts bestselling Spellbreaker series, as well as five stand-alone novels, including Followed by Frost, a 2016 RITA Award finalist for Young Adult Romance, and The Fifth Doll, winner of the 2017 Whitney Award for Speculative Fiction. Born in Salt Lake City, Charlie was raised a Trekkie alongside three sisters who also have boy names. She is a proud BYU alumna, plays the ukulele, and owns too many pairs of glasses. She currently lives with her family in Utah.

Rating Report
Overall: 4