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Book Title: Burning Lamp (Arcane Society, #8)|
The author of the book: Amanda Quick
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 14.69 MB
Edition: Jove Books
Date of issue: April 20th 2010
ISBN 13: 9781101186961
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Burning Lamp is one of my favorite books this years. It was complicated, witty, clever and a delightful read. It made its place on my re-read list and will stay there forever.
Adelaide was sold as a teenage girl and she escaped with a mysterious, unstable object. She is known as The Widow, a social reformer who has a hidden talent for manipulating dreamlight. She was ambitious, difficult, stubborn, reckless and compassionate. The Widow gives fallen girls a chance to have a clean slate, dream and rebuild their lives.
Griffin Winters was a powerful crime lord, a predator and a legend on the streets. He was intelligent, suspicious, a strategist with a reputation. He manipulated shadow energy with great skill. He suffers from hallucinations and nightmares, believing that he has inherited the Winters Curse.
Adelaide doesn't know how but Griffin needs to be saved and she may be his last option. Both of them are in a position to help each other but are unwilling for personal reasons.
The past plays an important role in this book. Adelaide and Griffin had a rough childhood which forced them to grow up fast and learn to be alone. The Arcane society was founded by Nicholas Winters and Sylvester Jones. The friendship implodes and they turn into formidable rivals. They experimented with alchemy and para physics to enhance talents and increase their lifespan. Both of them left some secrets, unstable objects and hidden journals for future generations.
Griffin is determined to be free of this curse.
The Winters Curse turns a person into a Cerebrus with three talents. The talents have individual indicators :
1 the person is filled with restlessness and obsession
2 the person suffers from nightmares and terrible visions
3 the person inherits the most powerful and dangerous talent which is lethal. It is followed by insanity & death.
Amanda Quick gives her characters interesting lives and her readers get a thrilling ride. Imagine you have a rival, a nemesis, a mysterious villain and they would all love to see you dead. These people get together,order frappes, compare notes and plot against you....
This is what Griffin and Adelaide were up against and their navigation of this foggy maze was incredible.
I turned into a cheerleader while reading this : I muttered, Shoot him!!! Tell her (with a dreamy smile) Not you!! Burn !!!
The romantic developments deserve a mention. They had a slow burn relationship and it pulled me in. The interaction between these two was deliberate, filled with banter, snark, arguments and heart felt revelations. What looks like a battle of wills between two independent people emphasizes the give and take, growing trust and acceptance between them.
I loved this one a lot....words aren't enough to describe how good this book was.
If you love paranormal mysteries or slow burn historical romance, TRUST ME and give this one a try.
Read information about the authorPseudonym of Jayne Ann Krentz
The author of over 40 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense, often with a psychic and paranormal twist, in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print.
She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University in California. Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries.
Ms. Krentz is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington.
Jayne Ann Krentz
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