Book 2: Curse the Dark
And you think magic is complicated?
Once more Wren Valere’s game plan has taken an unexpected direction. She’d agreed to a bargain with one super-secret magic-watching outfit to protect her partner and herself on their last job. But now the Silence is trying to wedge them apart.On the one hand, ever since she and Sergei began to talk about their “relationship” things have been tricky. On the other, though . . . Well, no one better try to stand between Wren and Sergei when danger is near!So now they are off to Italy in search of a possessed parchment (or maybe not possessed – all they know is that whoever reads it disappears). Still, when compared to what’s going on at home (lonejacks banding together, a jealous demon, tracking bugs needing fumigation, etc.) maybe disappearing won’t be so bad . . . As if!
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“In this suspenseful and quick read [Curse the Dark], Gilman maintains the standard set in the first volume of this series-with witty dialogue and banter between Wren and Sergei and further explorations of their growing relationship. Gilman has managed the nearly impossible here: a cleverly written and well-balanced fantasy with a strong romantic element that doesn’t overpower the main plot.”
– Romantic Times (4 1/2 Stars)
In this suspenseful and quick read [Curse the Dark], Gilman maintains the standard — Romantic Times (4 1/2 Stars)
set in the first volume of this series-with witty dialogue and banter between Wren
and Sergei and further explorations of their growing relationship. Gilman has managed
the nearly impossible here: a cleverly written and well-balanced fantasy with a strong
romantic element that doesn’t overpower the main plot.
“It will all be fine. Just another job.” Sergei took out the newspaper and checked to make sure that the business section was intact, then put it away and pulled a burgundy folder from his bag and extracted a sheaf of typewritten pages from it. — - Curse in the Dark
“See? All the information we need, hand-delivered by Andre’s little messenger boy this morning, including names, dates, places and driving directions. Why don’t you try to sleep, okay? It’s a long flight, and we’re going to have to hit the ground running when we get there.”
“You think P.B.’s going to be okay while we’re gone?” — - Curse in the Dark
Sergei finished putting their carry-on luggage in the overhead bin and looked down at his partner.
“Yeah. I think the obnoxious little walking blanket will be fine.” He shifted to let another passenger drag his luggage by, and then closed the bin, unlacing and removing his shoes and placing them in their fabric carry-bag, then storing them under the seat in front of their row. Wren had already kicked off her own shoes, practical and comfortable leather skimmers, and curled up on her own seat. The only good thing about being short, she thought, was that she got to be sort of almost comfortable in airplane seats.