Thursday, June 2, 2011

Romance Book Review: Quicksilver

Author: Amanda Quick
Series Connection: Looking Glass Trilogy/An Arcane Society Novel 

ISBN-10: 0399157379
ISBN-13: 978-0399157370

Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Historical
Publisher: Putnam

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 QuickSilver is the second in the Looking Glass Trilogy. It takes place in the long ago past from from the first Jayne Ann Krentz book In Too Deep.

During the time-period in London, the Arcane Society is going through some changes. The Jones are taking over the Arcane Society and J&J Investigations is just making a name for themselves.

Owen Sweetwater has been hired by J&J to investigate the death of two glass light readers. In the process he sets out safe the woman he has fallen in love with.

Virginia is a Glass Light Reader with a very strong talent. She has caught the eye of a killer who wants to use her talent. While Owen and Virginia try to find the killer the two fall in love, but can Virginia and Owen find the killer before he succeeds in killing his next victim?

This book continues on with Arcane Society series. Each book in the series introduces a new time in history and a new member of the Arcane Society. Both the hero and heroine stay true to the strong characters of the Jayne Ann Krentz style. It is not necessary to read the previous books to enjoy this book. This is a standard well written book by the author.

I liked both Owen and Virginia. While the story takes place in the past their are really relatively few historical references aside from the mode of transportation, so if one isn't into history books, like me, it won't be a real trial to read. 

In the New York Times-bestselling author’s latest Arcane Society novel, a paranormal killer pushes an unlikely duo's powers and passions to the limit.

Virginia Dean wakes at midnight beside a dead body, with a bloody knife in her hand and no memory of the evening’s events. Dark energy, emanating from the mirrors lining the room, overpowers her senses. With no apparent way in or out, she is rescued by a man she has met only once before, but won’t soon forget....

Owen Sweetwater inherited his family’s talent for hunting the psychical monsters who prey on London’s women and children, and his investigation into the deaths of two glass-readers has led him here. The high-society types of the exclusive Arcane Society would consider her an illusionist, a charlatan, even a criminal, but Owen knows better. Virginia’s powers are real — and they just might be the key to solving this challenging case.

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