I’ve had “The Magicians and Mrs. Quent” on my reading list for quite awhile now. It’s like Jane Austen set on a magical island. I have to be a certain mood to read different types of fiction, and right now I’m in an 1800’s mood.
This was a fantastic book, I’m so glad I finally read it, and I can’t wait to read the next two in the series. There are 3 main characters (4 if you count Mr. Quent) and their stories interweave.
It has the fun elements of all the old gothic romances: governesses, locked rooms, secrets, dashing heroes, hidden family histories, and smart heroines. Mix that with elements of magicians, illusionists, parallel worlds and it’s a fun, captivating story that I didn’t want to end.
I’ve already started reading the next in the series, “The House on Durrow Street” and was so relieved that only about 3 months had passed since the end of the first story. That way I felt like I hadn’t missed much of what was happening in their lives.
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