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The Midnight Queen

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There's nothing wildly original abut this book set in an alternative Engand and Brittany in about the 18th century where young magicians go to Oxford to learn magic and it generally isn't thought a suitable subject for women to study in depth, though they are fine being healers and scryers.


Here Grey Marshall, a young magician, has been sent down in disgrace from Oxford to exile at his professor's country estate in Brittany where the prof's middle daughter reads books of magic in secret and the two of them slowly uncover a plot that looks to threatene the stability of the kingdom.


So nothing that new. However The Midnight Queen is very nicely written, the charecterisations are fun, the pace is good and it's generally a charming, smooth read. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will read the sequels if I come across them.

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