About the Book
ISBN-10 : 1542020093
ISBN-13 : 978-1542020091
Publisher : 47North (November 1, 2020)
A world of enchanted injustice needs a disenchanting woman in the newest fantasy series by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician.
The orphaned Elsie Camden learned as a girl that there were two kinds of wizards in the world: those who pay for the power to cast spells and those, like her, born with the ability to break them. But as an unlicensed magic user, her gift is a crime. Commissioned by an underground group known as the Cowls, Elsie uses her spellbreaking to push back against the aristocrats and help the common man. She always did love the tale of Robin Hood.
Elite magic user Bacchus Kelsey is one elusive spell away from his mastership when he catches Elsie breaking an enchantment. To protect her secret, Elsie strikes a bargain. She’ll help Bacchus fix unruly spells around his estate if he doesn’t turn her in. Working together, Elsie’s trust in—and fondness for—the handsome stranger grows. So does her trepidation about the rise in the murders of wizards and the theft of the spellbooks their bodies leave behind.
For a rogue spellbreaker like Elsie, there’s so much to learn about her powers, her family, the intriguing Bacchus, and the untold dangers shadowing every step of a journey she’s destined to complete. But will she uncover the mystery before it’s too late to save everything she loves?
Praise for Spellbreaker“…romantic and electrifying…the fast-paced plot and fully realized world will have readers eager for the next installment. Fans of Victorian-influenced fantasy won’t want to put this down.” —Publishers Weekly
“Those who enjoy gentle romance, cozy mysteries, or Victorian fantasy will love this first half of a duology. The cliffhanger ending will keep readers breathless waiting for the second half.” —Library Journal (starred review)
“Powerful magic, indulgent Victoriana, and a slow-burn romance make this genre-bending romp utterly delightful.” —Kirkus Reviews
What a magical and ethereal read! Plus, I mean I’m a sucker for fantasies set in the Victorian era. It always seems to add that extra little something to make the stories feel more fantastical. And this one is just a wild and fun ride filled with danger, twists and turns, and a great set of characters!
This book is just a pure delight. It’s a fantasy story without getting too bogged down with the fantasy elements. But there is still enough world building for the magic system to make sense and work with the story. Plus I loved the characters were such a delight! I just loved the relationships between them all and how much they really made me love them.
Holmberg has such a distinct way of writing and I look forward to continuing to see what she puts out next. Plus Spellbreaker is the first in a new duology so I at least have the second book to look forward to! And you know how much I love duologies! There’s just something so loveable about a series wrapped up into two well developed books. But anyways, I look forward to hearing what you guys think about this one as well!
About the Author
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