Midsummer Magick

Midsummer Magick

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by Laura Navarre
     
 

Tudor England, 1559

The Virgin Queen's Court whispers about shy scholar Lady Linnet Norwood, who spent a year and a day trapped in the Faerie realm and returned as a ruined woman. Linnet, however, is not yet free of magick. Otherworldly forces plot to use her to incite a bloody uprising that will twist the fates of mortal and Faerie realms alike.

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Tudor England, 1559

The Virgin Queen's Court whispers about shy scholar Lady Linnet Norwood, who spent a year and a day trapped in the Faerie realm and returned as a ruined woman. Linnet, however, is not yet free of magick. Otherworldly forces plot to use her to incite a bloody uprising that will twist the fates of mortal and Faerie realms alike.

Exiled angel Zamiel wavers on the edge of accepting an offer from his fallen father to become Prince of Hell. Lucifer knows Lady Linnet's significance, and urges his son to pursue and protect her for sinister ends.

As Linnet flees those who would make her a pawn, Zamiel follows, tempting her trust and her passion. But the more he employs his killing rage on her behalf, the more he dreams of laying it aside in favor of peace.

If the two can find faith together, they might sunder the unholy alliance that threatens the dawn of the Golden Age of England.

Book two of The Magick Trilogy.

99,000 words

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Tragedy and scandal seem to follow Lady Linnet Norwood wherever she goes. Finally free from the convent after a scary break with reality trapped in the Faerie realm, Lady Linnet, the new Countess of Glencross, heads to the coronation of Elizabeth Tudor. She hopes the queen will give counsel on a suitable husband for her, one who can look past the scandals. Lady Linnet indicates to the queen that she seeks a man who has “a reputation for virtue, diligence, frugality and piety.” None of these qualities could be used to describe Lord Zamiel of Briah. In fact, Lord Zamiel is not even human but rather the son of Lucifer in human form as punishment for saving Lady Linnet from certain death her first day at court. Although lust between the angel and the faerie quickly sparks, can a love develop to make the relationship worth his fall from heaven and the certain displeasure of the court?

Verdict Unfortunately, when compared to the works of Philippa Gregory and Marion Zimmer Bradley, this retelling of Tudor history and Arthurian legend cannot compare. Although Navarre offers a new perspective, her characters are not particularly likable or engaging and the romance feels forced. Fans of the first book in the series, Magick by Moonrise, may seek this title out; otherwise, not recommended for basic romance collections.—Heather Lisa Maneiro, Minnesota State Univ. Lib. Moorhead
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426895951
Publisher:
Carina Press
Publication date:
08/12/2013
Series:
Magick Trilogy
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HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
423 KB

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Midsummer Magick 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
arbjamesAJ More than 1 year ago
Linnet Norwood, a newly-minted countess, is on a mission to recover her lost memories as well as her lost mother.  Someone, however, seems to have other plans as attempts against her life become commonplace.  A mysterious stranger, Zamiel, comes to her rescue, but who is he, really, and what is he hiding?  And who is Linnet, really?  The answer would impact the fates of multiple nations and two different worlds. This is an interesting blend of Christian and pagan folklore with everything from fallen angels to the Holy Grail and King Arthur thrown in amidst the backdrop of Queen Elizabeth I's court.  While part of the Magick Trilogy, I didn't feel that I had really missed anything by not reading the first book as the necessary parts of that story were retold in this second book so that the reader could fully understand.  
ornerylibrarian More than 1 year ago
Angels and devils and fairies, Oh My! Lady Linnet is embroiled in a supernatural tug of war between the denizens of the deep and the spirits of the heavenly realm. Zamiel, the son of Lucifer is drawn to her despite himself and when he experiences the very visceral pleasures of the human world, he is loathe to relinquish them. An enjoyable tale with a whiff of brimstone about it.