If you’ve been following this blog or my reviews for any length of time, you probably know how utterly, deeply, insanely in love I am with the novel The Magicians and Mrs. Quent by Galen Beckett. Well, its sequel, The House on Durrow Street, comes out late this month, and in preparation, I have scoured the internet for any sort of news. I found jacket copy, an interview with the author about the fantasy genre, and a “review” from the infamous Harriet Klausner.
So maybe you don’t care, but I do!
Here’s the summary:
‘A charming and mannered fantasy confection with a darker core of gothic romance’ is how New York Times bestselling author Robin Hobb described Galen Beckett’s marvelous series opener, The Magicians and Mrs. Quent. Now Beckett returns to this world of dazzling magick and refined manners, where one extraordinary woman’s choice will put the fate of a nation – and all she cherishes – into precarious balance.
Her courage saved the country of Altania and earned the love of a hero of the realm. Now sensible Ivy Quent wants only to turn her father’s sprawling, mysterious house into a proper home. But soon she is swept into fashionable society’s highest circles of power – a world that is vital to her family’s future but replete with perilous temptations.
Yet far greater danger lies beyond the city’s glittering ballrooms – and Ivy must race to unlock the secrets that lie within the old house on Durrow Street before outlaw magicians and an ancient ravening force plunge Altania into darkness forever.
I will refrain from linking the Klausner review.
Sigh. If only I’d have thought to ask for a review copy sooner. If I asked now and got a yes, it probably would arrive the same time it hit bookstores anyway.
Maybe I’ll reread The Magicians and Mrs. Quent yet again to tide me over.