Author: Susan Mac Nicol
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
My Rating:4.5 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
Powerful yet tormented modern warlock Quinn Fairmont must initiate the silver-eyed Cade Mairston into the world of witchfinders, Withinners, and what can happen when two men fall truly, madly, deeply in love.
THE WORLD IN SHADOW
In modern London there lurks a warlock, Quinn Fairmont. Dangerous, powerful, tortured, sharing his body with the soul of an ancient Welsh sorcerer, Quinn is never alone—and never wholly himself. He fights against all those who would exploit his kind. He takes pleasure where he can find it.
In the forest of Hampstead Heath, Quinn’s hometown, Cade Mairston appears to him like a waking dream. Lithe, lean and silver-eyed, he evokes feelings in Quinn unlike any other: lust with true affection, immediate and shocking. Cade is clearly more than he seems. And yet, if a man of the world, Cade is innocent. He knows nothing of warlocks, witchfinders or Withinners. He knows nothing of what he is, what he might be, or what he might feel. For him, the story is just beginning. Magyck, peril and passion await.
From the opening excerpt, Book of Taliesin “Song of the Great World”, there was no doubt that the story that awaited me was one of mystery, romance, and intrigue.
I was not disappointed.
Double Alchemy was filled to the brim with incredible imagery, sizzling intimacy, and ‘male ego shame’.
That last bit is a direct quote!
This was a fabulous take on the paranormal world: there were several different creatures that were represented from Sprites, to Warlocks, and everyone was mentioned in such a way that you craved to learn more.
The character interactions and descriptions were beautifully written and realistic. The emotional ties were genuine and heartfelt, and both Quinn and Cade were a delight to get to know.
The book shows you several points of view, and what I enjoyed most about the writing style was that the characters had their individual reactions to situations. They were all distinct and faithful to the character and didn’t blend together into a confusing mess.
Regardless of the paranormal aspect, the developing relationship between Quinn and Cade had to overcome genuine issues. Jealousy, anger, and the general frustration of getting to know someone were sincere and believable.
Amidst the danger, Magyck, and despair, two souls were able to connect and learn to love each other.
An incredible read by an author who does not disappoint!
I would like to thank Boroughs Publishing Group for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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