The Hidden Goddess (Veneficas Americana Series #2)

The Hidden Goddess (Veneficas Americana Series #2)

by M. K. Hobson
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The Hidden Goddess (Veneficas Americana Series #2) by M. K. Hobson

In a brilliant mix of magic, history, and romance, M. K. Hobson moves her feisty young Witch, Emily Edwards, from the Old West of 1876 to turn-of-the-nineteenth-century New York City, whose polished surfaces conceal as much danger as anything west of the Rockies.
 
Like it or not, Emily has fallen in love with Dreadnought Stanton, a New York Warlock as irresistible as he is insufferable. Newly engaged, she now must brave Dreadnought’s family and the magical elite of the nation’s wealthiest city. Not everyone is pleased with the impending nuptials, especially Emily’s future mother-in-law, a sociopathic socialite. But there are greater challenges still: confining couture, sinister Russian scientists, and a deathless Aztec goddess who dreams of plunging the world into apocalypse. With all they must confront, do Emily and Dreadnought have any hope of a happily-ever-after?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553592665
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/26/2011
Series: Veneficas Americana Series , #2
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 4.17(w) x 6.88(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

M.K. Hobson is also the author of The Native Star, and her short fiction has appeared in Realms of Fantasy, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sci Fiction, Strange Horizons, Interzone, Postscripts, and many other publications. She lives in the first city in the United States incorporated west of the Rockies and fancies herself a historian, bon vivant, and raconteur. Her husband, daughter, yellow Lab, and moggy cats generally humor her. The Hidden Goddess is her second novel.

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Hidden Goddess 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
The Hidden Goddess, by M.K. Hobson, is one of those well-crafted sequels that's enjoyable and intelligible even if you haven't read the book that came before. The past is alluded to in passing, and there are details that will leap more vibrantly from the page if you've read The Native Star, but the change of setting to turn-of-the-century New York City, and the increasing sophistication of young witch Emily Edwards, is enough to separate the stories and make Hidden Goddess stand alone. Emily is now engaged to society's darling Dreadnought Stanton, and some delightful conversations ponder the implications of what she might call him after the wedding. Meanwhile Dreadnought's family strive to complete Emily's civilization, and teach her to enjoy the dramatic reading of Wordsworth by studious young women in lieu of chasing round California looking after her Pa and neighbors' illnesses. Sadly, the newspapers are full of drama. Earthquakes and "black exunge" are troubling San Francisco and beginning to spread. And anti-magical Russian scientists have been questioning Pa and others to learn Emily's whereabouts. While Dreadnought is bound in the details of gaining and retaining control of magical authority, Emily becomes embroiled in apocalypse. The untied links of The Native Star all reappear nicely threaded into this tale. Dreadnought's tortured character and past come together. And the gentle intrigue of seeing ourselves in a slightly distorted image of our past continues to amuse, inspire and delight. By turns scary and romantic, humorous and deep, The Hidden Goddess is a truly enjoyable mix of steam-punk, magical romance, and historical social commentary. Disclosure: The friend who loaned me The Native Star loaned me this book as well. Thank you.
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Not a book for romance, but good for magic themes.
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