Disenchanted & Co. (Disenchanted & Co. #1)
Published: Jan. 28, 2014 (Pocket Books)
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Review Source: Copy provided by publisher in exchange for honest review
Reviewed by: Candace
Rating (out of 5): 4 stars
If a reader has not been exposed to fantasy yet, then I suggest you start the experience with Lynn Viehl.
Much like any beginning book in an urban fantasy series, Disenchanted & Co. has a lot of world building. But the farther you get into this intricately-woven plot, the more you realize that this is a necessity. Viehl has created an incredibly visual world and, like her Darkyn and Kyndred novels, it is dark.
Kit Kittredge (a.k.a. Charmian) is a disenchanter who does not believe in magic in a setting where she is surrounded by it. Self-sufficient in a time where women weren’t expected to be, Kit is both reviled by magic users and revered by her friends. And for this young woman, the surprises come one after another.
Every heroine needs a hero, or anti-hero as the case may be with Lucien Dredmore. He is a deathmage, wielder of the magic that Kit has so vehemently denied. Dredmore is a tall, dark and broody, bearer of magic. In other words, Lucien is sex on legs. He is protective of Charmian (as he calls her) and by the end of the book, the one time I got teary was due to him.
I cannot say this enough: Lynn Viehl is must read. The woman got me to cross genres (fantasy is not my first choice) and when I turned the last page of Disenchanted & Co., I was reaching for the next book. Oh yes, it is that good.
Sexual content: Sex