Okay, first things first, don’t read this book until you read the previous three novels in the Laws of Magic series. Even though Michael’s written it so that you can read it as a stand alone novel, I must say knowing the background and all the intricate details from his other novels helped build the tension as I read.
Aubrey Fitzwilliam’s back, and he’s got George and Caroline to help him beat the odds. Here’s the blurb from the publisher:
The unthinkable has happened: Albion is at war. Aubrey and George are swept up into the military – but not in the way they expect. With Caroline drafted into the Special Services, Aubrey is sure the combination of his magic, George’s practical sk
ills and Caroline’s fighting secrets will make them a formidable team. But what if the military hierarchy has other ideas?
When Aubrey’s top secret espionage unit is sent to Gallia to investigate mysterious magical emanations, what they discover is intelligence gold. Holmland is about to unleash an unstoppable horror upon the world. It could win the war within weeks. Aubrey is in a dilemma: should he obey orders and simply observe, or should he and his friends do their best to stop a bloodbath?
Saving thousands of lives could cost Aubrey his own. But that’s never stopped him before.
Like the pacing of this novel, really enjoyed the twists in the story (can’t tell you or it’ll spoil it) and I’m definitely a Team Aubrey girl. Things I didn’t like: I have to wait for the next book.
The Laws of Magic are a steampunk junkies delight.