This was an immediate request for me as everyone else I know who had read it had told me that it would be 100% right up my alley! So as soon as I could get my hands on it, I sent the grabby hands out.
Thanks to the author, as well as Tordotcom via NetGalley for the review copy!
Robin Blyth has more than enough bother in his life. He’s struggling to be a good older brother, a responsible employer, and the harried baronet of a seat gutted by his late parents’ excesses. When an administrative mistake sees him named the civil service liaison to a hidden magical society, he discovers what’s been operating beneath the unextraordinary reality he’s always known.
Now Robin must contend with the beauty and danger of magic, an excruciating deadly curse, and the alarming visions of the future that come with it—not to mention Edwin Courcey, his cold and prickly counterpart in the magical bureaucracy, who clearly wishes Robin were anyone and anywhere else.
Robin’s predecessor has disappeared, and the mystery of what happened to him reveals unsettling truths about the very oldest stories they’ve been told about the land they live on and what binds it. Thrown together and facing unexpected dangers, Robin and Edwin discover a plot that threatens every magician in the British Isles—and a secret that more than one person has already died to keep.
This is the story of Robin Blyth, who is a disgraced baron who works for the Home Office. He’s put into a position where he’s the liaison for the magical community, a thing he didn’t know existed. On top of that, he’s attacked and cursed. He meets Edwin Courcey, his counterpart in the magical community, and together they investigate the disappearance of his predecessor, as well as how to remove the curse.
This was a lovely book that was hard to put down. I liked Robin a lot, and it was super easy for me to cheer for him to win the day. The relationship between him and Edwin and how it changes as the book went on was sweet, and often sexy, and I enjoyed the romantic element of this one a lot.
I also enjoyed the mystery of it, as it was one that I had not even a guess for until well into the book. I love it when a book can surprise me! It was well written and well paced and I didn’t want to put it down to do anything I had to be doing for two days. It was one of those. I enjoyed every moment of this book.
I’d definitely recommend anyone interested in Edwardian whodunnits or magical M/M romance to give A Marvellous Light a read. You may end up loving it just as much as I did. 5/5 stars!~