About the Book
When Herman Anderson leaves home to make a better life for herself, she doesn’t expect to meet a tall, dark stranger with whom she’ll fall hopelessly in love.
Charming and mysterious, Stephen Dagmar is a stage magician seeking an assistant. The moment he sets eyes on Herman, he knows she’s the one. He brings her home to his Victorian mansion where they embark upon an extravagant romance. Yet a shadow hangs over their love. Will the curse on his family end Stephen and Herman’s happily ever after, before it really begins?
Amidst lace and leather, innocence and debauchery, The Magician’s Curse begins the Gothic tale of The Great Dagmaru. Magic and romance await.
With thanks to the publisher for the copy received. The Magician’s Curse falls into a genre that I don’t read much of. That of YA paranormal romance. I found it to be similar in style to the Twilight novels, where a young couple fall madly in love but there is also sinister side to their relationship.
Herman, who has spent most of her life putting up with ridicule over her family’s tradition of giving the eldest daughter a male name is running away from home when she meets Stephen on a train. Despite misgivings she decides to accompany him and learn how to be a his assistant in his career as a magician. it is love at first sight for her and appears to be for Stephen but he has a dilemma that the reader becomes more aware of throughout the book.
It is evident that there is much more about both of their families, the fact that Stephen knows who Herman’s father is makes this clear. Some of Stephen’s secret is revealed but I felt there was also much he didn’t know about his family.
My favourite characters were Margaret and Reed. Margaret was more rational and friendly and I have a feeling that Reed will have a bigger role later in the series. I also found Herman’s ghostly family member amusing.
Some of it I found a little sugary, but the demonic slant to the novel kept me interested.
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