A Case of Possession by K.J. Charles
(A Charm of Magpies #2)
Historical Fantasy, Romance
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Magic in the blood. Danger in the streets.
Lord Crane has never had a lover quite as elusive as Stephen Day. He knows Stephen’s job as justiciar requires secrecy, but the magician is doing his disappearing act more than seems reasonable—especially since Crane will soon return to his home in China. When a blackmailer threatens to expose their illicit relationship, there’s only one thing stopping Crane from leaving the country he loathes: Stephen.
Stephen has problems of his own. As he investigates a plague of giant rats sweeping London, his sudden increase in power, boosted by his blood-and-sex bond with Crane, is rousing suspicion that he’s turned warlock. With all eyes on him, the threat of exposure grows. Stephen could lose his friends, his job and his liberty over his relationship with Crane. He’s not sure if he can take that risk much longer. Crane isn’t sure if he can ask him to.
The rats are closing in, and something has to give…
What I thought
I said that I was going to let my library decide if I was going to read this book, It all depended if they were going to get a copy.
After reading the first book in this series I went into this one with low expectations. I think I just expected way too much from the first book and I really didn’t like Lord Crane very much. And being a character-driven person that really matters to me. So going into this one knowing that I was not going to like him, I enjoyed this book so much more.
I liked how you got to see more of Stephen’s job and how his team works together. I really liked how you can see how much his partner really cares about him. I also liked how Crane evolved and wasn’t as big of a selfish arse as he was previously. Don’t get me wrong he was still an arse just not as bad.
In the end, I am glad that I gave this book a chance.
My Rating: /5