{Book Review} A Marvelous Light by Freya Marske

Posted November 22, 2022 by shooting in Book Review / 6 Comments

A Marvelous Light by Freya Marske

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As the summary states, this is an alternate version of Edwardian England. A Marvellous Light is historical fiction, but it’s also LGBT+ and fantasy. I found it to be a bit slow moving to begin with, but eventually I was fully entrenched in the story.

The book focuses on two men – Robin Blyth, a young baronet, who is pushed into what he thinks is a simple government job. It’s anything but. Here he meets Edwin Courcey, who introduces him to the world of magic hidden all around England and the world.

Robin ends up being cursed, as enemies believe he knows as much as his missing predecessor. Edwin takes Robin back to his home to hopefully figure out a way to remove the curse. While this is happening, the two slowly warm to one another and develop stronger feelings than friendship.

I really loved both Robin and Edwin. Robin is a good guy, and he doesn’t care about high society and money. He is in charge of his sister, now his parents have passed, and he only wants the best for her. As for Edwin, he has magic, but not as much as the rest of his family, which has always made him a bit of an outcast. I really felt for him, and I loved seeing him open up to Robin as the book progressed.

We get some history, some fantasy, some suspense, and even murder! Add in some romance, and it’s a delightful read!

6 responses to “{Book Review} A Marvelous Light by Freya Marske

  1. verushka

    Murder, suspense and fantasy make this an enticing read for me! Though, point taken on it being a slow burn (that can get frustrating for me)

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