This delightful romantic novella (20,000 words) is a companion to ‘Storm & Sorcery’ by Cindy Spencer Pape (March 7, 2011). I haven’t read Storm and Sorcery, but after reading this, I certainly want to. The book shows the writers ability to create a rich world of interesting, likeable characters and mix them up with a good chunk of mystery, romance and surprise to make an absorbing and enjoyable read.
I give it 5 stars and recommend it to all lovers of fantasy romance, especially if you’re into anything set in an alternative nineteenth century world where you can have a clockwork dog as a pet.
As a member of the Order of the Round Table, Kendall Lake is overqualified to be investigating strange phenomena at a seaside photography studio. But since the photographer is related to the Order’s most powerful sorcerer, Kendall reluctantly boards a dirigible to Brighton.
Amy Deland is haunted by a shadow that appears in some of her recent portraits. In each case, the subject died within days of the sitting. Does she have her grandmother’s gift of foresight, or has she somehow caused the deaths?
As Kendall and Amy search for answers, their investigation draws them together in a most improper way-but it seems the evil presence in the studio is determined to keep them apart…