My Lady Quicksilver (London Steampunk #3)
In order to infiltrate the Nighthawks and find their leader, Sir Jasper Lynch, Rosalind will pose as their secretary. But she doesn't count on Lynch being such a dangerously charismatic man, challenging her ...more
Sir Jasper Lynch, Master of the Guild of Nighthawks, has three weeks to find Mercury, the leader of the humanist movement responsible for a recent bombing attack against the Echelon. Rosalind Fairchild's younger brother, Jeremy was caught up in the bombing and has now disappeared. Applying for the position as secretary to Lynch may be just the way in to access any information on Jeremy's whereabouts and fate.
This is yet another thoroughly entertaining instalment in the London Steampunk series. B ...more
Lynch speared a hand into her hair with a sharp hiss. “I should take my belt to you for this.” He spilled her back into the chair, his body driving hers into the soft cushions. His eyes were black again but she wasn’t afraid. Not this time. She knew exactly what sort of hunger she’d aroused in him.
She was winning.
“Would you like that, my lord?” She arched her back, sliding her hands up his chest.“Would you like me to bend over your desk and r ...more
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Rosalind Fairchild, aka Mercury, the leader of the humanist opposition, infiltrates the Nighthawks (the Echelon’s law enforcement arm) by posing as their commander’s new secretary in order to discover the whereabout of her younger brother. Sir Jasper Lynch, head of the Nighthawks, has suffered both discrimination and betrayal, but finds it impossible to resist the charms of the indomitable Mrs. Marberry despite his wariness and lack of trust.
Once again, McMaster prov ...more
This had me captivated so much that it wasn't until I finished the book that I realized we didn't eve ...more
I think the books work best if read in order, as the world building, characters and stories are mostly interconnected.
Leader of the revolutionists, Rosa is a trained assassin fighting for the powerless, and the oppressed.
Head of the Nighthawks ( chief of detectives for Echelon), Lynch is a strictly controlled, cunning hero who doesn’t necessarily play by the rules.
He hunts her. She deceives him.
Lynch: “I rarely sin, and when I do, it is completely intentional. I have no need of savi ...more
“Before I met you, I was only existing. I wasn’t living life. The last few weeks…as tumultuous as they’ve been, at least I’ve lived them.”
Rosalind was a spy and assassin. Until she was forced between choosing her duty or her husband. But she wasn’t able to save her husband. So for the last eight years she has tried to atone for her past mistakes, trying to realise the dream her husband had of humans no longer being enslaved by the blue bloods. And as Mercury, the head of the human rebellion,...more
One thing for sure, I rated Heart of Iron with 5* because I loved the hero, I loved the heroine, and I loved the additional player that made the arc more complicated. HOWEVER, I must say that My Lady Quicksilver would definitely be the better book, and my FAVORITE yet of the series -- and why I also gave it five stars.
What made this better? The ...more
Expected Release Date: October 1, 2013Publisher: SourcebooksImprint: CasablancaAuthor’s Website: http://www.becmcmaster.com/My Source for This Book: NetgalleyPart of a Series: Yes, Book 3, London Steampunk SeriesSeries Best Read In Order: Probably, but would stand well on its own.Steam Level: HotPet Peeves: Adultery/Infidelity (Sort Of, Minor)Favorite Tropes: Enemies To Lovers ...more
I have to admit, I was a little hesitant about this book veering away from previously featured main characters. I did miss that no ...more
It was interesting to see another part of the London Steampunk world in this story - with just a minor app ...more
I'm wearing my sad face at the moment because I don't want to be here giving a Bec McMaster book 2 stars. Especially directly after giving the last one I read - Heart of Iron - 5 stars. But I am so disappointed in this one!
Essentially, everything I loved about books one and two - the sweet, tortured heroes, the feisty yet soft heroines, the perfectly executed buildup of sexual tension - was missing. Both Rosa and Lynch were such different types of characters to what McMaster normally delivers ...more
My Lady Quicksilver is book 3 in Bec McMaster's London Steampunk series. I simply love this series! First a rebel, then a shape shifter verwulfen, and now Ms. McMasters gives us a law man. This story is so delicious it made me giddy with happiness. What's not to like? You have two "outsiders" who represent the extremes of the system - one, a female rebel looking to disrupt the strict caste system, and the other, a man of law and order but not one of the ...more
I was pleased to see this book on Hoopla so had a chance to listen while doing yard work. Alison Larkin has a voice well suited to the slightly odd British voices.
Anyway, this was a pretty good addition to the series. I was a bit baffled by Mercury's behaviour at times but it was fun to see Jasper Lynch meet his nemesis and find some happiness.
I thought Blade and Honoria's story, but this one is even better!
We met Rosalind in the previous book where she was the almost-villain. Here we find out why she did what she did in Heart of Iron. She's a mech and when I found out how she became it it was heart-breaking. She's hard, seemingly without feelings, but it is all an illusion. On the inside she's terrified, wounded and full of anger - a very justified anger.
Jasper Lynch is The Nighthawk. A tightly reined blue blood, who's fightin ...more
MY LADY QUICKSILVER is such a rich novel. To reiterate, it has great romance and tension but what I love about it the most is BMcMaster's all encompassing take on the world she created as a whole. Not only does she titillate her readers with bodice ripping romance, she also adds layers of social intrigue to make the plight of her characters believable. Rosa, Jasper and the other characters before them, dealt with equality among species, prejudice and a lot of politicking ...more
Fast-paced, suspenseful and lots of action, adventure and subterfuge plus some really hot scenes, this is a book that captivated me from the very beginning. The writing is smooth, there's no overly detailed scenarios where one tends to just breeze through to get to the meatier parts, every bit of the story needs to be savoured and pieced together for the full enjoyment.
We have Sir Jasper Lynch, Master of the Guild, cold, intelligent, efficient and very contro ...more
The hero Jasper Lynch is perfect. He is everything you want in a romance novel and not an asshole. So I think he would appeal to almost every female reader out there. I cannot find faults in him.
But Rosalind is just not my typ ...more
a) Both the MCs spoke in (mostly) plain english.
b) Finally, a heroine who's not a quivering virgin.
c) Finally, a hero that's a bit educated.
I sound like a pompous snob, I know. But I know what I want in my characters for them to be interesting in a romance. What can I say… I adore Hagrid, but I wouldn't want him starring in a romance novel :D
I am so torn. Yes the vampires are bad, but they are good ones too. Yes the humanists have a worthy cause, but some have done bad things too. I do wonder how it will all turn out in the end...
Rosalind then, who is also Mercury, leader of the Humanists. She was resourceful and strong. Lynch was also strong and well he did not have to do much, I just thought he was such a hottie. He is the ...more
Rosalind Fairchild, also known as Mercury (the leader of the human resistance), is determined to find out what became of her brother and to destroy the Echelon. Her quest to find her brother Jeremy ...more
วาไปแลว หากเราไดอานเลมนีกอนวันสินปี ตอนทีเราเลือกหนังสือสิบอันดับในดวงใจสิบเรือง ยังไงกคงจะมีเลมนีติดอันดับดวยแน
เหตุผลทีเราอานเลมนีชา เพราะไมแนใจเกียวกับพลอตเทาไหร เราคิดวา เลมนีนาจะคอนขางเครียด เพราะจะเปนเรืองการตอสูระหวา ...more
So it seems that books 1, 1.5 and 2 is one story ARC that follows connecting characters around and now My Lady Quicksilver picks up the story thread that started at the end of the previous book, Heart of Iron . And judging by the summary of the next book, Forged by Desire and it's prequel novella, The Curious Case of the Clockwork Menace, there's an another set of stories that connect through the secondary characters of My Lady Quicksilver ...more
In 2012, Sourcebooks released her debut novel, Kiss of Steel, the first in the Lon ...more