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It’s amazing what people throw away…
Crispin Tredarloe never meant to become a warlock. Freed from his treacherous master, he’s learning how to use his magical powers the right way. But it’s brutally hard work. Not everyone believes he’s a reformed character, and the strain is putting unbearable pressure on his secret relationship with waste-man Ned Hall.
Ned’s sick of magic. Sick of the trouble it brings, sick of its dangerous grip on Crispin and the miserable look it puts in his eyes, and sick of being afraid that a gentleman magician won’t want a street paper-seller forever—or even for much longer.
But something is stirring among London’s forgotten discards. An ancient evil is waking up and seeking its freedom. And when wild magic hits the rag-and-bottle shop where Ned lives, a panicking Crispin falls back onto bad habits. The embattled lovers must find a way to work together—or London could go up in flames.
This story is set in the world of the Charm of Magpies series.
Warning: Contains a warlock who needs to go straight (but isn’t), a waste-man running out of patience, blood magic, bad-tempered justiciars, and a pen with a mind of its own.
Once again K.J. Charles takes us into this fun world of Magic & Mayhem with a side of romance. This book continued on from the short that was released a month ago. Ned & Crispin are becoming more and more chummy with one another. Crispin is trying to work on his magic for the greater good. Crispin is trying to do better, and learn the right way to work his magic. Once again his is partnered with someone doing more bad then good. I really like that this is in the same world as A Charm of Magpies. The justicary department is still dealing with things from the past summer when Crispin is partnered with a new teacher. He feels good about it. He feels good about Ned. Ned the paper man who is absolutely sick of magic. It doesn’t help that he is a Flit himself, or a person who can see or hear the ether.
The feels in this one is so K.J. Charles. Every time Ned called Crispin “Freckles” I swooned. I mean it was his own special nickname for the man that he was falling in love with. I love how their relationship developed. They basically realized that they loved one another after bad things have happened between them. It puts things into perspective after basically dying yet again. The magic in this one was so good. I loved the magic in this one. The magic was so good. I swear, I don’t want to compare but those bottles and His Evilness Voldemort horcuxes had me giddy with joy. I loved how Crispin & Ned worked well together. I think K.J. Charles did another great job with this installment. I can’t wait for more from this series as well as the little nugget at the end of the story.