Apprentice magician Crispin Tredarloe returns to London to find his master dead, and his papers sold. Papers with secrets that could spell death. Crispin needs to get them back before anyone finds out what he's been doing, or what his magic can do.
Crispin tracks his quarry down to waste paper dealer Ned Hall. He needs help, and Ned can't resist Crispin's pleading—and appealing—looks. But can the waste-man and the magician prevent a disaster and save Crispin's skin?
A 16,000 word story set in the Charm of Magpies world, and a prequel to the novel Rag and Bone
About the Author
KJ Charles is a writer and editor. She lives in London with her husband, two kids, a garden with quite enough prickly things, and a cat with murder management issues.
Find her on Twitter @kj_charles for daily timewasting and the odd rant, or in her Facebook group, KJ Charles Chat, for sneak peeks and special extras.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
another KJ Charles m/m novel is always a treat. This one is firmly set in a historical time period and features two very different men who find each other in difficult times. There isn't a great deal of hot sex, if that's what you are looking for. This novel works the intimacy into an interesting, creative story. This is more than worth the 99 cents I paid for it.