The League of Illusion, #2

Steampunk with a touch of paranormal defines this trilogy. This second book picks up where the first left off and has the characters trying to evade the villain while search for Sebastian who has taken a magical trip to another dimension. Though it is the second book, it could be read and enjoyed without having read the first book but it would be better after having read the first book. The tension grows and the characters further develop. More fantasy comes to play with the introduction of elves and their beliefs. It’s extremely easy to become lost in this interesting world. The romance is there but it’s intertwined with a much larger story so don’t expect love scenes everywhere. Do expect thrilling chases, an interfering ghost and deadly attempts to stop the Davenport brothers from finding Sebastian. This story satisfies my desire for romance and my love of fantasy leaving me to crave the final story in this unique and thrilling trilogy.

Rhys Davenport and his younger brother are tasked to find their older brother, Sebastian and to do it quickly. Their father is dying and Sebastian is needed to take his place in the League of Illusion. If he’s not found, another, evil family will assume it. Rhys has found part of a map that will lead him to places that it might be possible to reach Sebastian but he needs all of the map. Corina Stratton has the rest of the map. Though she’s met Rhys, they didn’t exactly get along. Her ghostly mother is telling her that she must take her part of the map to Rhys. She plans on doing so but she also plans on taking the entire map! Fate has other plans for both of them as they each reach towards their own goals. Their differences are keeping them apart but the attraction they feel is bringing them together. Which will win?

Book Blurb for Prophecy

Book two in the League of Illusion

London, 1851

With his brother Sebastian missing, illusionist Rhys Davenport is running out of time and leads. He knows only that Sebastian disappeared into Stonehenge and that an incomplete map is the key to finding him. And that the missing piece is in the possession of the unnervingly attractive psychic Corina Stratton.

Corina has no intention of giving her part of the map to the haughty Rhys Davenport. In fact, she needs to steal his half so she can heal her mother's malevolent spirit. She heads to London, only to be chased by a revengeful sorcerer right into Rhys's arms. Although touched by Rhys's plight, she agrees to go on his crazy quest only to get an opportunity to take what she came for.

With an airship full of fanatic elves after them, Rhys and Corina are forced into close quarters as they search for a portal. But to open it in time to find Sebastian, they must reconcile their differences and their growing feelings, or he'll be lost to them forever…

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2013 4.50