Image of Disenchanted & Co.


Image of Disenchanted & Co.

Viehl pulls you straight into the world of Charmian Kittredge and never lets you go. A fully developed world, a fleshed-out cast of characters and a strong premise keep readers guessing until the end. Viehl excels at making you question why her characters are the way they are, revealing pieces of them at a tantalizing, expert pace. The chemistry between Kit and Lucien is well balanced with the action of the story, building a strong reader investment in both their relationship and the larger narrative.

Charmian “Kit” Kittredge does not believe in magic, preferring science and reason, and makes her living investigating and debunking crimes of supposed magic. In the course of examining the case of Lady Diana Walsh, a woman who blames a curse for the vicious words that appear carved into her skin, Kit finds out there is more to this “curse” than meets the eye. As she follows the mystery, she’s caught up in an unexpected scheme that might make her the city of Rumsen’s only hope. (POCKET, Feb., 400 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Trent Hart