What a DELIGHT of a novel. I hate using the words “charming” and “quirky” in reviews, but THIS WAS SO CHARMING AND BRILLIANT. Regency England plus dragons plus Malaysian witches. Eat your heart out, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell! This took me a couple chapters to get into, as I’m completely out of practice in reading anything convincingly Regency in flavor, but then it really takes off and goes in a few really wonderful directions. Zacharias and Prunella are both entirely engaging protagonists, and Prunella is an absolute riot and a half. I laughed aloud quite a few times and hooted in a public a bit too much. Warm, inventive, and AMAZING. THRILLED that this is the first in a series.

~Allison Senecal