Things have been quite exciting in England for Kate and Cecy.
First off, Kate is reluctantly whisked away to London for the Season with her sister Georgina, while cousin Cecelia is left to brood alone in the country.
Then Kate stumbles into an enchanted garden during Sir Hilary's induction ceremony at Royal College of Wizards and nearly gets done to death by Miranda, a sinister woman with a chocolate pot filled with not-so-nice hot chocolate.
At the same time Cecy meets the enchanting Dorothea, the daughter of the aforementioned Miranda. Despite her mama's dragon-like manner, Dorothea is a sweet girl with a quiet demeanor who unaccountably becomes an irresistible attraction to all men.
Then Kate stumbles into an acquaintance with Thomas, the "odious" Marquis of Schofield.
And Cecy confronts James Tarleton, a young man who keeps trying (and miserably failing) to sneak about in the shrubbery and spy on Dorothea.
Next, Kate learns that there is a sinister plot involving the demise of Thomas.
Cecy realises that a chocolate pot has something to do with it all.
Miranda is involved.
So is Sir Hilary.
Thank goodness this is just an epistolary Fantasy Regency Romance, or we might be terrified!
AMAZON BOOK DESCRIPTION:
A great deal is happening in London and the country this season.
For starters, there's the witch who tried to poison Kate at the Royal College of Wizards. There's also the man who seems to be spying on Cecelia. (Though he's not doing a very good job of it--so just what are his intentions?) And then there's Oliver. Ever since he was turned into a tree, he hasn't bothered to tell anyone where he is.
Clearly, magic is a deadly and dangerous business. And the girls might be in fear for their lives . . . if only they weren't having so much fun!
My Rating: *****