Flight of Magpies

Flight of Magpies

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by KJ Charles

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Danger in the air. Lovers on the brink.

A Charm of Magpies, Book 3

With the justiciary understaffed, a series of horrifying occult murders to be investigated, and a young student who is flying—literally—off the rails, magical law enforcer Stephen Day is under increasing stress. And his relationship with his aristocratic


Danger in the air. Lovers on the brink.

A Charm of Magpies, Book 3

With the justiciary understaffed, a series of horrifying occult murders to be investigated, and a young student who is flying—literally—off the rails, magical law enforcer Stephen Day is under increasing stress. And his relationship with his aristocratic lover, Lord Crane, is beginning to feel the strain.

Crane chafes at the restrictions of England’s laws, and there’s a worrying development in the blood-and-sex bond he shares with Stephen. A development that makes a sensible man question if they should be together at all.

When a thief strikes at the heart of Crane’s home, a devastating loss brings his closest relationships into bitter conflict—especially his relationship with Stephen. And as old enemies, new enemies, and unexpected enemies paint the lovers into a corner, the pressure threatens to tear them apart.

Warning: Contains hot-blooded sex, cold-blooded murder, sinister magical goings-on and a lot of swearing.

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A Charm of Magpies , #3
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Flight of Magpies 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The third volume in Charles' A Charm of Magpies series is even better than the first two volumes. The relationship between Lucien and Stephen continues to deepen, even as the strain of Stephen's job threatens to pull them apart. I love the scene when Lucien suddenly realizes that he is *happy* in a monogamous relationship, and it was nice to see more of Jenny Saint and Esther Gold. I really, really hope that this is not the last adventure for Lucien and Stephen. I want more! Highly recommended to fans of Jordan Hawk, Mercedes Lackey, and Zoe Archer. -- lyradora
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
about the odd word.... another wonderful story that lives up the the pervious ones in this series.  i am VERY sorry to see that this must be the end.   no use in writing about the great story/characters/plot because it has all been said above.   i would like to comment on is ms charles' unique grasp of the odd english word.  it makes me very happy to be reading on a tablet where i can look up all the obscure words and marvel about her use of language....PLEASE keep writing and i'll keep reading your wonderful stories.
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CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
I wasn’t aware that when I started this book that while this was the third book in the series, it wasn’t a standalone. Taking that into consideration, the beginning part of the story I was a lot confused about, but I did push past and kept reading and I’m very glad that I did so. I thought that the characters were really well written and very easy to connect with. There was a lot of action that was happening through the story that really kept my attention and kept me wanting to read more. This book did also make me want to read the other books in the series because it was that interesting, and there was enough hints given about what had happen prior to this book that really make me want to find out more about them! I would recommend this book to anyone who has read the other books in the series, and for anyone who is looking for a new read. Reviewed by Crystal Marie for Crystal’s Many Reviewers *Copy provided for review*
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Flight of Magpies, KJ Charles Review from jeannie zelos book reviews I noticed this was the third of a trilogy after I’d requested it, so read the sample of book one a case of Possession, and was hooked so bought that and book two The Magpie Lord prior to reading this one. Its a great escape from reality, a world you can lose yourself in, back to a time when homosexuality was against the Law. Even Crane’s money and title can’t protect him if it gets out in the wrong quarters about his sexuality. Of course prior to meeting Stephan he’d just have shipped back to China before the law caught him, he loved it there and would return in a flash. Indeed that was the original plan.... Lord Crane has lived there for the last 20 years, since his banishment by his father at 17, only returning to England after his father and elder brother died, so he could sort out the legal affairs of his inheritance. China is far more relaxed and he’s not used to hiding what he is. Here though he’s got to take care, and he’s struggling with hiding the relationship with his recent lover, Justiciar Stephen Day. Stephen is a most unlikely partner for the tall, wealthy and titled Lord. He’s no family, few friends, and only his team of four others connected to or part of his Justiciary affairs are in any way close to him, and they don’t know about his sexuality. As someone with magical talent he’s even more forced to hide what he is as most of the population regard it with deep mistrust, so a few back street one offs is what he’s used to. The two have a long way to go to learn to accept each other. Love ought to conquer all but theirs is compounded by the times, the magic and the differences in their social scale. That doesn’t bother Crane but Stephen struggles with his wealth. In this final adventure they are fighting for their right to be together as well as their lives yet again. Things happen that make them doubt each other, and it seems like the whole Justiciary council are out to get to Stephen. Sadly he’s one of the very few moral Practitioners, certainly the rest of the council and some of his few colleagues don’t seem that way. The stress of coping with an ever reducing team is getting to him and Crane as he’s working longer and longer hours, struggling with the workload and things are losing control for him. I love this short series, and its one that will be in my keeper files. Its full of magic, the sort that seems possible if you can open your mind a bit...I can Winking smile and Stephen is a great man. I love the contrast between him and Crane, physically, mentally and socially and the way they work so hard to make their love come through. Although they seem so opposite they are perfect for each other. Stephen is small in stature, but very strong in power and could kill Crane with just a thought, so when he lets Crane have control Crane knows just what Stephen is allowing him – trust along with his love. Of course I can’t forget Merrick – here in all three books, long time friend and ostensible manservant of Crane. They’ve been through much together in China and he’s a great and much needed person to make the stories work. Stars: Cracking read, full five. ARC supplied via Netgalley and publishers Notes