Ahoy there me mateys! I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings. If ye haven’t read the first book in this series, brother’s ruin, then ye might want to skip this post and go read the first book. Worth the read. If ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . . . . .
weaver’s lament (Emma Newman)
Title: weaver’s lament
Author: Emma Newman
Publication Date: October 17, 2017 (paperback/e-book)
It was excellent fun to get back to this next installment of Charlotte Gunn’s story, and it was another quick read. Charlotte is asked by her brother, Ben, to visit in Manchester where he is currently studying and working in a mill. But it’s not just a friendly family visit. Someone is sabotaging the mill and Ben needs Charlotte’s help. Of course, Charlotte agrees because she is awesome and goes undercover to solve the case.
The mill was an interesting setting and I loved some of the new characters that were introduced. I enjoyed the mechanics of how the Royal Society of the Esoteric Arts’s magic helps run and use the mill. I love Charlotte and Hopkins. Charlotte continues to struggle with her magic and the potential for going “Wild.”
I personally would have preferred more character development and less naivete from Charlotte. I don’t really like the developing love-triangle even though there was no question that it was going to happen from the very beginning. I would have loved more details and explanations of how the magic worked. That said, I was satisfied with how the novella ended and am interested in the tantalizing hints of what may happen next.
I certainly will be reading all the other books in this series and now consider Emma Newman an auto-buy author. Both her sci-fi and fantasy are great. So if ye haven’t read any of her books, hoist those sails and get moving!
So lastly . . .
Thank you Macmillian-Tor/Forge!
Netgalley has this to say about the novel:
Charlotte’s magical adventures continue in Weaver’s Lament, the sequel to Emma Newman’s Brother’s Ruin.
Charlotte is learning to control her emerging magical prowess under the secret tutelage of Magus Hopkins. Her first covert mission takes her to a textile mill where the disgruntled workers are apparently in revolt.
But it isn’t the workers causing the trouble. The real culprits are far more extranormal in nature.
And they have a grudge to settle.
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Previous Log Entries for this Author
brother’s ruin (On the Horizon – Fantasy eArc)
planetfall – book one (Sailing to the Stars)
after atlas – book two (Captain’s Log – Sci-Fi)