KJ Charles Spectred Isle (Green Men) (Volume 1)


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Archaeologist Saul Lazenby has been all but unemployable since his disgrace during the War. Now he scrapes a living working for a rich eccentric who believes in magic. Saul knows it’s a lot of nonsense...except that he begins to find himself in increasingly strange and frightening situations. And at every turn he runs into the sardonic, mysterious Randolph Glyde. Randolph is the last of an ancient line of arcanists, commanding deep secrets and extraordinary powers as he struggles to fulfil his family duties in a war-torn world. He knows there's something odd going on with the haunted-looking man who keeps turning up in all the wrong places. The only question for Randolph is whether Saul is victim or villain. Saul hasn’t trusted anyone in a long time. But as the supernatural threat grows, along with the desire between them, he’ll need to believe in evasive, enraging, devastatingly attractive Randolph. Because he may be the only man who can save Saul’s life—or his soul. Book 1 of the Green Men series

More paranormal than romance, but with a well-build world and great characters.

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Habe das Buch von der Autorin vorab bekommen und finde es wie immer wunderbar!

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  • Slow on the romance, but great paranormal fantasy

    Spectred Isle (Green Men) (Volume 1)


    16. August 2017 um 10:31

    After disgracing himself terribly in the war, archeologist Saul can only find work with the eccentric Peabody, who believes every paranormal claim or folktale he comes across and pays Saul to help him search and verify those. It's all just in his employers head, Saul know, but then he keeps stumbling over the sarcastic, aloof Randolph at every step and weird things do indeed start to happen. A tree bursting into flame without provocation, a strange encounter at an old well, a haunted evening dinner. Randolph knows something is going on, as one of Englands greatest Occultists, but is Sauls involvement just incidental, or does he has something to do with all of it?I found this book a little hard to get into it, because I expected mostly a romance, but the book starts very heavy on the paranormal plot, with the romance only really starting to get serious at about halfway and only gets full focus at about 70%. But after a slow start I found I did enjoy the storyline a lot for itself, so I did not mind the low priority of the romance after all. I thought the world was pretty well build and described. I liked the English folklore in it and the rather abstract antagonist. Since Saul is not in the know, we learn a lot of details through his eyes, but the book manages to stay low on the exposition, which is a good thing.I also liked the main characters, alone and together, especially Randolphs dry, aloof sarcasm and his no fuss, unsentimental care for Saul, but the support cast was enjoyable too. Both characters had deep scars from the war, and it was nice to see how they help each other overcome those problems together. They where also pretty hot together. Randolph likes his dirty talk.The book continues the universe of "The secret case book of Simon Feximal", though the book is set quite a few years later, with only Sam, the adopted child of Simon and Robert actually in the story, though Jo, the seer, is mentioned.

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