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Monday, November 23, 2015

Enthralling!

The Lost Soul of Lord Badewyn (Order of the M.U.S.E.) by Mia Marlowe!



The central story weaves around Meg Antony, now ward of the Duke of Camden and leader of the M.U.S.E.  Meg is a 'finder', her gift being that she can find people and objects psychically.
When reality takes on biblical proportions, time and the heavens stand still. Meg is sent by Edward St James, the Duke of Camden, and mastermind behind the group, to Wales for protection from her cruelly recalcitrant family. Down on their luck since Meg has gone, they are looking to grab her back in order to continue the life of crime they had subjected her to.
Little does Meg understand that she is fleeing from the devils she knows to the dark angel she doesn't.
Samuel Templeton, Lord Badewyn is an unusual man--a watcher. But that is the most normal thing about him. Samuel's family history is shrouded in a mystery of biblical proportions enacted from the beginnings of time.
Actually I was rendered speechless by the interesting direction this episode in the stories of M.U.S.E. has taken. The premises Marlowe puts forward as the basis of the plot is fabulously different and utterly fascinating.
I was drawn in by the straightforward, delightfulness of Meg and by the taciturn, deliberate character of Lord Badewyn, a man draped in inner pain.
The path towards Samuel's redemption is rocky but Meg is a brave lass. The Duke of Camden and Lady Vesta join them as Camden searches for release from, and information about, his wife Mercedes' death. What he discovers sets him back on his heels and sends him racing back to London.
More than one of the M.U.S.E. members or satellites has the threads of resolution drawn together for them in this chapter of this rather exclusive 'club'. 

A NetGalley ARC

*****



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