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Review: His Lordship Possessed, Part 2 by Lynn Viehl

his-lordship-possessedTitle: His Lordship Possessed (Disenchanted & Co., Part 2)

Author: Lynn Viehl

Genre: Steampunk/Fantasy

Series: Disenchanted & Co (Book #1)

Publication Date: January 28, 2014

FormateBook, 200 Pages

ISBN-10: 1476722358 (Simon & Schuster)

ISBN-13: 978-1476722351 (Simon & Schuster)

Reviewed by: Roxanne

Synopsis:

The second half of Disenchanted & Co.—the thrilling conclusion. In a steampunk version of America that lost the Revolutionary War, Charmian (Kit) Kittredge makes her living investigating magic crimes and exposing the frauds behind them. While Kit tries to avoid the nobs of high society, as the proprietor of Disenchanted & Co. she follows mysteries wherever they lead.

Lady Diana Walsh calls on Kit to investigate and dispel the curse she believes responsible for carving hateful words into her own flesh as she sleeps. While Kit doesn’t believe in magic herself, she can’t refuse to help a woman subjected nightly to such vicious assaults. As Kit investigates the Walsh family, she becomes convinced that the attacks on Diana are part of a larger, more ominous plot—one that may involve the lady’s obnoxious husband.

Sleuthing in the city of Rumsen is difficult enough, but soon Kit must also skirt the unwanted attentions of nefarious deathmage Lucien Dredmore and the unwelcome scrutiny of police Chief Inspector Thomas Doyle. Unwilling to surrender to either man’s passion for her, Kit struggles to remain independent as she draws closer to the heart of the mystery. Yet as she learns the truth behind her ladyship’s curse, Kit also uncovers a massive conspiracy that promises to ruin her life—and turn Rumsen into a supernatural battleground from which no one will escape alive.

Quick & Dirty: The action-packed ending is a hang on the edge of your seat kind of ride.

Opening Sentence: “Half an hour after giving myself to my worst enemy, and daftly imagining myself in to be falling in love with him, I placed round the confines of the bedchamber in which he had imprisoned me.”

Excerpt: No

The Review:

Part 2 literally picks up moments after Part 1 ends. In fact, most copies of this will be contained in the same book. I just ended up with separate parts of them. Had I realized this, I would have read and reviewed them together. Kit is locked up in a bedchamber at Dreadmore’s estate, and when the ghost of her grandfather shows up, he comes up with a plan to help her escape. Once Kit is out and back home, she finds that someone has moved against her. She has been evicted and when she visits Doyle she finds out that there is a warrant for her arrest.

With some serious luck and the fact that she literally doesn’t believe in magic, she is able to get the charges overturned and dismissed, but as soon as she walks out she is under attack again. Doyle and Dreadmore come to her rescue. Kit takes off to hide with Rina, when Dreadmore shows up later she still can’t resist him. Soon more of Walsh’s men come for her and she agrees to go with Dreadmore.

Dreadmore tries to get Harry (Kit’s grandfather ghost) to tell her the truth, but he refuses. So Dreadmore tells her the story instead and takes the pendant from her in order to show her the truth of his claims. Just as things seem to be getting better and winding down, Kit finds they are under attack yet again and this time they are both powerless to stop it. When she awakes things quickly spiral out of control. Can Kit save Dreadmore? Will Kit be able to save the whole country? Will Lady Walsh believe her when she finally tells her the truth of what has happened to her?

I loved this every bit as I did part one. Although I will admit, I was a little confused and wondered if we would actually get back to Lady Walsh and who was trying to gaslight her. I fully admit that I didn’t see the reveal coming at all. Steampunk always seems to be hit or miss for me, but this is a big hit. I loved the change in history. America has lost the revolution and firmly under England’s control. But the spirit is still totally there, and the vibe and this world are just amazing. The combo of mech and magic is just inspired. I can’t stop raving about this series. I am going to find book 2 and read it as soon as I can. I love Kit aka Charm and Dreadmore is totally swoony!

Notable Scene:

“Faeries didn’t build the Brecheliant,” he said, it was the haven of the Druuds the old high priests who protected humanity. A thousand years ago, they saved the world by putting an end to the a civil war being fought by the Armanthan. They combined their powers to lure all of the warring immortals and their minions into the forest, where they bound their spirit to enchanged stones and cast their bodies into the oaks. They then warded the forest itself to prevent anyone from entering it.

Disenchanted & Co. Series:

1. Disenchanted & Co.

2. The Clockwork Wolf

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FTC Advisory: Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster provided me with a copy of Disenchanted & Co. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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2 Responses to “Review: His Lordship Possessed, Part 2 by Lynn Viehl

  1. Tammy VNo Gravatar
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    I loved Lynn Viehl’s Darkyn series. Didn’t even know about this one. I’ll have to add it.

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    I loved it, I am getting my hands on the second book soon!

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