Trying times and a new romance for a Knight of the Order of the Round Table (no, not the one you’re thinking of) form the basis of this incredible story. A new generation of Knights act as both hunters and respected guardians and our hero, Sir Merrick Hadrian, is a little bit of everything. This first book in the Gaslight Chron-icles goes well beyond the ‘same-old’ sorcery and 3-D effects. Merrick and Caroline are both extremely well-written characters with a romance that will touch the heart, and the orphans are absolutely hysterical!

The Order hunts some truly monstrous beings, from werewolves to human traffickers, but the only things that have ever frightened Merrick are a gaggle of orphans whom he ends up adopting and a young librarian who causes a jolt of electricity to race through him on contact. Caroline is a strong woman. She has had to deal with many ‘lords of the household’ who seem to think their governess is a plaything. She has now been asked to work with five kids with extremely interesting gifts. From a future seer to a mechanical girl to a future Knight who must be trained by a stodgy individual, Caroline takes them all on — while helping Merrick bring down a group of men and monsters involved in a conspiracy that may very well change humanity. (CARINAPRESS.COM, dl $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Amy Lignor