A Marvellous Light : a dazzling, queer romantic fantasy
Author: Marske, Freya Published 27/10/2022 | Paperback / softback
130 x 197 x 30 | 268g
Set in an alternative Edwardian England, this is a comedy of manners, manor houses, and hedge mazes â€“ including a magic-infused murder mystery and a delightful queer romance.
â€˜Lush historical fantasy . . . A delightful book, with richly developed charactersâ€™ â€“ New York Timesâ€˜Mystery! Magic! Murder! . . . This book is a confection, both marvellous and lightâ€™ â€“ Alix E. Harrow, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of JanuaryFor fans of Georgette Heyer or Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton, who’d like to welcome magic into their lives . . .
Young baronet Robin Blyth thought he was taking up a minor governmental post. However, he’s actually been appointed parliamentary liaison to a secret magical society. If it werenâ€™t for this administrative error, heâ€™d never have discovered the incredible magic underlying his world.
Cursed by mysterious attackers and plagued by visions, Robin becomes determined to drag answers from his missing predecessor â€“ but heâ€™ll need the help of Edwin Courcey, his hostile magical-society counterpart. Unwillingly thrown together, Robin and Edwin will discover a plot that threatens every magician in the British Isles.
The Binding meets Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell in debut author Freya Marskeâ€™s A Marvellous Light. Continue the thrilling series with A Restless Truth.
â€˜A dazzling debutâ€™ â€“ Shelley Parker-Chan, author of She Who Became the Sunâ€˜Prepare to fall in love with the gorgeous Edwardian setting, the sizzling character dynamics, and the murderous enchanted hedge mazeâ€™ â€“ Emily Tesh, author of Silver in the Woodâ€˜An absolute delight . . . If you ever wished Downton Abbey was sharper-edged and full of magic, this is the book for youâ€™ â€“ Kat Howard, author of An Unkindness of Magicians