Title – Toil and Trouble: Modern Magick, 2
Author – Charlotte E. English
Genre – Fantasy
Length – 194 Pages
Publication – 31st October 2017
My Rating – 5/5 Stars
Having rescued an immensely valuable book from a long-lost library, Jay’s joy turns to dismay when it proves to be unusually… chatty, and possessed of a fine, filthy vocabulary besides. What manner of enchantment created such a strange and powerful book is a mystery to the Society, but Ves is determined to solve it.
She’s not the only one. The organisation known as Ancestria Magicka might be brand new, but they can more than rival the Society in power – and they badly want the book. But why are they so interested in its long-dead creator? When the mystery turns into a race to find a fifteenth-century grave, there’s only one thing to do: call in the Toil and Trouble department…
Toil and Trouble is book 2 in the Modern Magick series form author Charlotte E. English.
If you haven’t already check out book 1 – The Road to Farringale.
Book 2 starts pretty much where we left off, Ves is back at the Society for Magickal Heritage and is about to be sent on another fantastic adventure.
During the last outing Jay discovered a very rare book indeed.. this book can talk.. and it has a lot to say for itself.
We learn of another organisation, Ancestria Magicka, who like the Society track down items of magical relevance..but they don’t always play fair. Once they learn of the books existence they will stop at nothing to get their hands on it. But why? Well I’m not going to spoil it am i? ha.
I really enjoyed the plot and it builds nicely on the foundations set in the previous book. The characters develop, it just makes a better story as you feel comfortable with them..you know them.
The flow of the book is as always is perfect, nice length of chapter to keep you reading. I always think “oh go on then, one more chapter” and before you know it your finished.
Charlotte’s style of writing is what really does it for me with her books, written in a fun and quirky way. Never overly complicated and so easy on the eyes..I can’t help but devour her books. You get a brilliant plot mixed with some good descriptive info but never too heavy to lose the reader..the books always flows nicely.. too many authors throw in descriptive info when all I want is to get back to the plot and English certainly knows what her readers like.
This is a great series so far and this plot is certainly one of her best to date.
Charlotte is an author who never fails to deliver for her fans so I highly recommend you check her work out if you havent already.
The book is out on Tomorrow! And it’s the perfect read for Halloween 🙂 who doesn’t like a bit of Magic after all!
My thanks go to the author for the ARC but as a loyal fan my pre-order is in for an official download 🙂