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Series
Callihan, Kristen. Darkest London series ; bk. 1.
Subjects
Genres
Historical fiction
Published
New York : Forever 2012.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Physical Description
x, 384 p. ; 18 cm
ISBN
9781455508594
1455508594
Main Author
Kristen Callihan (-)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Still suffering for being the inadvertent catalyst of her family's financial downfall and tired of doing her conniving father's bidding, Miranda Ellis agrees to marry the wealthy, enigmatic Lord Benjamin Archer, a man who hides his secrets behind a black mask but will do anything to protect Miri from the killer targeting those he cares about. But fearless Miri has lethal, fiery secrets of her own. As the pair must deal with an ancient curse and an experiment gone wrong, Miri's powers may be the only thing that can save her love. VERDICTBeauty and the Beast meets Phantom of the Opera (with hints of Carrie and an abundance of Egyptian mythology) in this gripping, intoxicating story, simmering with incendiary sensuality and featuring a heroine who risks all to save the man she loves. An exceptional debut and the first of what promises to be a compelling series. Callihan lives in the Washington, DC, area. [Page 86]. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

A titian-haired heroine with fiery hidden talents and a masked hero with devastating secrets of his own turn their marriage of convenience into one of passion as they deal with a killer, a cruel affliction, and an ancient, deadly curse. This mesmerizing Gothic paranormal subtly blends elements of Beauty and the Beast with Phantom of the Opera and puts a new, darkly magical spin on proper Victorian London. (LJ 2/15/12) (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Debut author Callihan pens a compelling Victorian paranormal with heart and soul. Miranda Ellis has an unearthly talent for creating fire from thin air. Lord Benjamin Archer has lived for decades under the influence of a dark curse and wears a black mask over his disfigured face. After Miranda's family is ruined, she weds Benjamin for his money and is surprised when passion and romance follow. Shortly after the wedding, Benjamin stands accused of a gruesome series of homicides. As he and Miranda hunt the true killer, Miranda soon sees the innocent, passionate man behind the mask, while wary Benjamin begins to trust in his wife's love even though it endangers them both. Readers will cheer for the couple, especially when the obstacles piled in their paths appear unsurmountable. The compulsively readable tale will leave this new author's fans eager for her next book. Agent: Kristin Nelson, Nelson Literary Agency. (Feb.) [Page ]. Copyright 2011 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

After she is forced to wed Lord Benjamin Archer, London's most nefarious nobleman, Miranda Ellis, who is gifted with exceptional abilities, comes to love her new husband, but his dark curse soon leads them both into deadly danger.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Forced to wed London's most nefarious nobleman to save her family from financial ruin, Miranda Ellis, who is gifted with exceptional abilities, discovers that her new husband is no ordinary man when she must enter a world of dark magic to save his soul. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

London, 1881. Once the flames are ignited . . . Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family's fortune decimated and forced her to wed London's most nefarious nobleman. They will burn for eternity . . . Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it's selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can't help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn't felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

London, 1881Once the flames are ignited . . . Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family's fortune decimated and forced her to wed London's most nefarious nobleman.They will burn for eternity . . . Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it's selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can't help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn't felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask.