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Magic in the blood. Danger in the streets.

Lord Crane has never had a lover quite as elusive as Stephen Day. He knows Stephen's job as justiciar requires secrecy, but the magician is doing his disappearing act more than seems reasonable - especially since Crane will soon return to his home in China. When a blackmailer threatens to expose their illicit relationship, there's only one thing stopping Crane from leaving the country he loathes: Stephen.

Stephen has problems of his own. As he investigates a plague of giant rats sweeping London, his sudden increase in power, boosted by his blood-and-sex bond with Crane, is rousing suspicion that he's turned warlock. With all eyes on him, the threat of exposure grows. Stephen could lose his friends, his job, and his liberty over his relationship with Crane. He's not sure if he can take that risk much longer. Crane isn't sure if he can ask him to.

The rats are closing in, and something has to give....

©2014 K. J. Charles (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Blackmail, Giant Rats, Ghosts & weeping Eyeballs

It is like two contiguous novellas, not one novel. There are two distinct stories dealing with the increasingly inseparable Lord Crane and Stephen Day, and the inestimable manservant Merrick.

Dramatic tense scenes - mystery that is not easy to solve, giant rodents and more practitioners. Still has the humour of the first book, and not quite as dark.

Definitely getting the third book!

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Will Listen Again!

These books go by so quickly, which is great, but it's also not, because I want to listen to more! I'm so glad that there's another book in the series, I'm just sad that it's the last. I enjoyed this one just as much as the first. While there wasn't as much of the same danger/action as the first, the romance part of it was so delightfully fulfilling that it kept the book feeling complete and utterly enjoyable.

I wish that I'd found this author ages ago. I'm definitely going to keep listening!

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  • Andrew
  • 2019-05-28

From strong to even stronger

A fantastic story and a brilliant romance.

Everything great about the first of the series but with the refining and perfection needed to perfect the series. Any problems I had with the series are gone and everything I loved about the first book is even better in this instalment.

Well worth a read.

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  • Virago
  • 2020-09-20

Excellent Sequel

This book picked up where the first left off. Lucien Crane and Stephen Day are lovers, they also keep finding themselves caught up in shenanigans.

Lucien's acquaintances from Shanghai have been caught up in intrigue that has followed them back to London. There's a supernatural force using mutant sized rats as weapons. It's up to them for figure out who, how and why.

The story was fast-paced and well written. The plot was interesting, and the same narrator returns from the first audiobook. He did an excellent job. I'm invested in this series and look forward to the next book.

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  • L.D.
  • 2020-03-25

Romance and Mystery

Sometimes the sequel to a beloved book can be a disappointment, but that was NOT the case for the second book in A Charm of Magpies series. Now that Crane and Day are together, they need to figure out how to make their relationship work in a society that would imprison and ruin them for their love. Crane’s complete disdain of London’s sexuality laws, and Day’s deep fear of losing his friends and job are a source of tension between the two lovers. Trying to navigate that huge obstacle in their relationship while solving a mystery of attacking, giant rats, both Day and Crane will have to make some hard choices.

Once again, the characterizations of Crane and Day were well done and made me fall in love with them all over again. I love the dialogue between both men and how they work together both professionally and as lovers. This is a fantastic book and will definitely be a future re-read for me.

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  • CH
  • 2020-11-23

Outstanding

This is the second book in a series of three. I continue to love this fantasy romance that leaves you holding your breath.
Do yourself a favor, the audio version is a must. Cornell Collins rocks His audio performance is exquisite. I adore Lord Crane his portrayal makes you feel like you can reach out and touch him.
I do believe that KJ charles is a master at her craft.

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  • W. Floyd
  • 2020-08-13

Lucian and Stephen

A Case of Possession is the perfect combination of mystery , paranormal and sexy romance.

It has been an absolute pleasure listening to Cornell Collins bring to life Lucian and Stephen . His portrayal is vivid , passionate and feel so real.

Re-listen: Yes
Recommend: Yes

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  • Carla Wiessing
  • 2020-07-31

Collin is capable to read every book in the world

Collin has the most talented voice and resonance. I would listen to him read a grocery list.

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  • Trio
  • 2020-07-05

Fantastic! Cornell Collins' Performance is Amazing

Fantastic!
These two are incredibly hot together, and K.J. Charles writes a spectacular mystery. Very clever plot, and nicely gruesome *shudders*!

Audio by Cornell Collins who crafts this story from the very first word. I couldn't have Crane performed by anyone else.

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  • J.S. Locke-Russell
  • 2020-06-21

unique

these books have, magic, plots, betrayal, love, humor. the excitement is throughout the whole book.
the narrator's storytelling is excellent. loved it.


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  • LauraSt
  • 2020-04-29

Magical!

Stephen and Crane continue to steal my heart. I absolutely loved this one! The mystery, and the magic and evil, but also love and friendship! Scary at times, and absolutely swoon worthy at others!
The narration as always, amazing and on point. I couldn’t imagine listening to this by someone else.
We get to know some secondary characters more, and I loved it! The killer rats, and the extra shorty story at the end were icing on the cake!
Amazing!

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  • KinderChild
  • 2020-04-09

Just as good as the first!

Just like the title says. The characters are just as good and fun and interesting as the first book in this series. Plus character development and a good pace with a realistic source of villainy. I'm very pleased I found these books!