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Synopsis: 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 s supernatural battleground from which no one will escape alive.
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Graphics are both engaging and funny, and world-building seems thorough and exciting


Premise could be more original

Posted August 21, 2013 by

While casual talk of steampunk and deathmages may make some readers’ eyes glaze over, this witty trailer indicates that Her Ladyship’s Curse, the first book in best-selling author Lynn Viehl’s new Disenchanted & Co. is likely to be a fresh, humorous take on familiar themes. The trailer’s abundant maps and clever graphics bring to life an alternate America in which the country didn’t win the Revolutionary War, and the resulting British-American hybrid looks to be an immersive and detailed universe. The premise of Her Ladyship’s Curse is less than original, but potentially engaging nonetheless: though protagonist Kit Kittredge (not to be confused with this doll of the same name) doesn’t believe in magic, her investigation business leads her into a case that might end up proving her wrong.  If the funny, fast-paced trailer is any indication, following along with her will make for a zippy and entertaining read.


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About Lynn Viehl:

Since 2000, author Lynn Viehl has published fifty novels in nine genres, including her New York Times bestselling Darkyn series, the StarDoc SF series (as S.L. Viehl) and the Tales from Grace Chapel Inn series (as Rebecca Kelly).  Ranked as one of the top 100 female, top 50 book, and top 10 SF author bloggers on the Internet, Ms. Viehl hosts Paperback Writer, a popular industry weblog she has updated daily since 2004 with free market info, working advice, and online resources for all writers.

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Hannah Sheldon-Dean

I'm a lifelong literary omnivore, and am delighted to be turning my obsession with books into a career. I currently write for Kirkus Reviews and Bookslut, and I also work as a freelance writer and editor for organizations and individuals of all stripes. When I'm not messing around with words, you'll find me singing, cooking, or wandering the streets of Brooklyn. Check out all my articles.


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