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Mages and Mysteries by Victoria Kincaid ~ Review

Title:  Mages and Mysteries
Author: Victoria Kincaid
Genre: Fantasy Pride and Prejudice variation
Publisher: Meadowbrook Press
Release Date: November 27th, 2021
Number of Pages: 233
Version Read: Kindle ebook
Buy: Amazon

Synopsis: In Regency England, women are expected to confine their magical acts to mending dresses or enhancing their beauty, but Elizabeth Bennet insists on crafting her own spells to fight goblins and protect the people of Meryton. She even caused a scandal by applying for admission to the magical Academy. When Hertfordshire is beset with a series of unexplained goblin attacks, Elizabeth is quite ready to protect her family and friends. If only she didn’t have to deal with the attitude of the arrogant mage, Fitzwilliam Darcy.

Mr. Darcy doesn’t need to be associated with a scandalous woman like Elizabeth Bennet—no matter how attractive she is. But as the goblin attacks accelerate and grow more dangerous, Darcy realizes that he could use her help in identifying the cause—and is forced to recognize her magical ability. Unfortunately, continued proximity to Elizabeth only heightens his attraction to her—which is particularly inconvenient in light of his engagement to Caroline Bingley.

Can Elizabeth and Darcy unravel the mystery of the goblin attacks before more people are hurt? And how can they manage their growing mutual attraction? It’s sure to be interesting…because when Darcy and Elizabeth come together, magic happens.

My Review: I'm going to be honest I didn't know anything about this book when I went into it. However, I have read a few Pride and Prejudice variations with magic and mages so this was right up my alley. I was really not a fan of Darcy being engaged to Caroline even though that was his father's wish more than his. I love how Darcy's and Elizabeth's relationship developed over time and many discussions over magic. You can sort of see who the main villain was but at the same time you sort of question it because of who it is. It was great how Darcy got himself out of his engagement to Caroline and almost immediately compromised Elizabeth so they had to get engaged.  I'm happy by the end of the book that women were on their way to being accepted as being able to do more than household magic in society. 

This book was good and a definite read if you enjoy fantasy in your JAFF books. 

Rating: 4 stars

*I received a copy of this book from the author. All opinions are my own. 
1 comment on "Mages and Mysteries by Victoria Kincaid ~ Review"
  1. Thank you for your review. That answered some questions, (why FD got engaged with CB) Looking forward to reading the book and knowing how FD got out of the engagement


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