CITY OF TIME AND MAGIC by Paula Brackston - A Reader's Opinion
A Reader's Opinion
A bewitching series like no other!
CITY OF TIME AND MAGIC, written by talented author Paula Brackston, is time spinning and enchanting romance at its best!
Brackston has outdone herself to captivate her readers with this mysterious, suspenseful and magical work of fiction.
Ms. Brackston nicely blended her beautiful characters, especially the main heroine Xanthe, into a time-travel journey filled with surprises. You won't be disappointed. I'm truly a fan of her work.
Last time, Xanthe's boyfriend Liam was taken away by Mistress Flyte. For those who may not know, Xanthe is a time spinner who has a special gift; she hears ‘things singing to her’ which means someone needs her help and she'll have to time-travel to find them. She needs to find special antiques that will whisper to her. This time, Xanthe meets an old man who offers three pieces that intrigue her so much, including a writing box, a hatpin, and a piece of mourning jewelry. Each treasure will sing to her and send her on a journey filled with interesting twists and conflicts. We also meet Erasmus Balmoral, a time stepper. But who is the mysterious old man who sold her the antiques? During her journey, she meets the Visionary Society, a group of evil spinners who want to change the future.
Does she have the skills to fight them and rescue Liam? You’ll have to read City of Time and Magic if you want answers!
If you love Ms. Brackston's novels, then you will enjoy the crossover of some of the characters from her previous books. I like the fact that she has done quite a bit of research in finding antique pieces that helped to create her Found Things universe. I greatly enjoyed this spellbinding story and had fun following the fierce and brave heroine Xanthe.
City of Time and Magic
A Found Things Novel
Paula Brackston's City of Time and Magic is the next installment in the time-traveling Found Things Series.
City of Time and Magic sees Xanthe face her greatest challenges yet. She must choose from three treasures that sing to her; a beautiful writing slope, a mourning brooch of heartbreaking detail, and a gorgeous gem-set hat pin. All call her, but the wrong one could take her on a mission other than that which she must address first, and the stakes could not be higher. While her earlier mission to Regency England had been a success, the journey home resulted in Liam being taken from her, spirited away to another time and place. Xanthe must follow the treasure that will take her to him if he is not to be lost forever.
Xanthe is certain that Mistress Flyte has Liam and determined to find them both. But when she discovers Lydia Flyte has been tracking the actions of the Visionary Society, a group of ruthless and unscrupulous Spinners who have been selling their talents to a club of wealthy clients, Xanthe realizes her work as a Spinner must come before her personal wishes. The Visionary Society is highly dangerous and directly opposed to the creed of the Spinners. Their actions could have disastrous consequences as they alter the authentic order of things and change the future. Xanthe knows she must take on the Society. It will require the skills of all her friends, old and new, to attempt such a thing, and not all of them will survive the confrontation that follows.
Historical Fantasy Fiction | Pub: Nov 16, 2021 | 320pp | St. Martin's Press
Format Read: E-book | Source: Provided by the publisher via NetGalley
Reviewed by: Nicole Laverdure | Content Rating:* 1 Heart - N/A
*1 Heart: Aww! We love those sweet, clean kisses. This is a clean read appropriate for all audiences. N/A: No Sex; No Violence
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