The Twelfth Enchantment

At the dawn of the 19th century, an unfortunate young woman of good breeding but meager finances (who might have wandered out of a novel by Jane Austen) meets Lord Byron, discovers a talent for magic, and gets entangled in a shadowy conspiracy. David Liss has reimagined history in marvelous novels such as The Whiskey Rebels. Here, he demonstrates that he’s no less a wizard when it comes to the supernatural. Absorbing fun.