Friday, March 11, 2011

Steam and Sorcery

Sir Merrick Hadrian hunts monsters, both human and supernatural. A Knight of the Order of the Round Table, his use of magick and the technologies of steam power have made him both respected and feared. But his considerable skills are useless in the face of his greatest challenge, guardianship of five unusual children. At a loss, Merrick enlists the aid of a governess.
Miss Caroline Bristol is reluctant to work for a bachelor, but she needs a position, and these former street children touch her heart. While she tends to break any mechanical device she touches, it never occurs to her that she might be something more than human. All she knows is that Merrick is the most dangerously attractive man she's ever met - and out of reach for a mere governess.
When conspiracy threatens to blur the distinction between humans and monsters, Caroline and Merrick must join forces, and the fate of humanity hinges upon their combined skills of steam and sorcery....

This was an imaginative tale that was just beyond what I've read before. I love the fact that London wasn't the boring everyday, but something more exciting, full of twists at every corner, you never knew what to expect .The characters were fun, Merrick was Loyal and Lovable, I really just wanted him myself! Caroline although a bit timid she was a definite FIREBALL...Loved her! The kids are among the best...even if they are rough around the to say.
Over all the story itself kept you reading, between the machines, the vampires working with humans and the love affair between Caro and Merrick, who wouldn't. When it came down to the end of it, I would have never guessed it was him all along....I mean really what a jerk!
This is a great read and actually worth a re-read :0)

For more about this author visit:
Cindy Spencer Pape
This review copy was courtesy of NetGalley and Carina Press

1 comment:

  1. This looks like a cute book although I'm not sure about these newfangled romance steamunk/fantasies.

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