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Thursday, November 29, 2018
A CASE OF SPIRITS, the interstitial between-2-and-3 short story that brings strands together
A CASE OF SPIRITS
K.J. CHARLES (A Charm of Magpies #2.5)
*included with volume 2*
The Publisher Says: None so blind…
As torrential rains wash away the stench of a London heat wave, another kind of wave is sweeping through the city streets. A rash of ghost sightings, followed quickly by madness—and horrifying, eye-melting blindness.
The outbreak hits close to home when Lord Crane’s manservant, Merrick, becomes the newest victim. Desperate to find the cause of the malady, Crane and his magician lover, Stephen Day, are in a race against time—to put an end to the magical assault and put to rest the painful memories resurrected by ghosts of the past.
Warning: Magical horror, strong language, and strange brews disguised as strong drink.
EARLY BIRTHDAY GIFTS FROM MY KIND YOUNG GENTLEMAN CALLER. THANKS HEAPS, SWEETNESS.
My Review: I belted this down like a Bombay martini! Got rid of my Lucien-and-Stephen hangover. I love these men. Their quiet moments aaalways go messily awry. This one, with its memories and regrets theme, was a pint of ale on a hot day.
The sorcery was creepy; the house was creepy; the payoff was so sweet. I was most interested to learn about gin.
I love the people K.J. Charles invents. Merrick and Stephen, Lord Crane's two most beloved mens, learn to get on at last. Crane learns what to do to keep himself from losing his lover to the insanity of magic.
Happy happy, joy joy