The Third Circle (The Arcane Society #4)
I can honestly say that this book dragged from beginning to end. It was a chore to get through and if I hadn't been sick and not in the mood to skip to an ...more
The chemistry (!) between Leona and Thaddeus was not exactly hot, but it was still good. There were some missing elements for me in this one. Not many minor characters to play a role, or the ones that were there weren't fleshed out much.
I am always thoroughly biase ...more
Each novel in this series is like a stand alone but with a tad of historical background that weaves its way into the story. I liked this one very much. I liked Leona and Thaddeus, unique, dangerous and mysterious. Did I mention that the Arcane Society seems to have a match making system for the paranormal characters in e ...more
THE THIRD CIRCLE is the fourth book in the Arcane Society series. It is the story of Thaddeus Ware, who is a hypnotic talent and Leona Hewitt, who is a crystal worker. Both of them end up being somewhat on the fringes because neither talent is well respected amongst the Arcane. The two end up working together to solve a serial killer mystery and also the story of the series of a cabal intending to enhance talents for criminal purposes continues to be a t ...more
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Personajele principale, Leona Hewitt şi Thaddeus Ware, mi-au ...more
I have read other Amanda Quick novels so I’m familiar with her writing style. ...more
This book once again jumps us back from modern times to Victorian times. The story is decent and I liked the two main characters. I don't remember much about this book, as it's been over a month since I read it, but remember that it was as enjoyable as any other book in this series.
Standard JAK book with an independent and feisty heroine, a powerful hero and love at first psychic sight.
What I enjoyed:
* Leona. She is gutsy and willing to stand up for what she believes in.
* Fog. I want one.
* Victoria. She quickly embraced her new goals in life.
What could have been better:
* Thaddeus. He just seemed a bit too distant.
It's quirky enough to keep me interested, but not good enough to keep me facinated or excited to read the next.
First book was in Victorian times, #2 & #3 were modern day and this one back to Victorian. Quick vs Krentz.
I rather enjoyed this story and I liked both Thadeus & Leona although I didn't like most of her back story. I also liked the wolf/dog and Aunt Vicky, but why her Uncle Harold was even required is ...more
First published: 2008
Length: 4458 kindle locations, 342 pages
Setting: London. Late Victorian.
Sex: Reasonably explicit but infrequent.
Hero: Senior member of The Arcane Society. Para-hypnotist (power of mesmerism, enhanced).
Heroine: Crystal worker (plays with dreams and auras using a crystal to direct and enhance powers).
Not a lot to say. Well written, well paced, interesting. Good characters in a good series.
The Arcance Society novels ...more
Genre: mystery, paranormal, romance
I first read this in print one late spring day while sitting on the back porch at my sister's house in Texas. Some guest I am, huh? Drive over a thousand miles just to do the same thing I could have done at home. But it's all good, since she was across the table reading a Johanna Lindsey. We did pass the candy dish back and forth. At any rate, I do wish I had reviewed this book back then, because the audio may have influenced ...more
One of my favorite books was written by Jayne as Amanda. Ravished Tortured Hero with a good plot, and a heroine I really connected with, and according to a few reviews, many of Amanda's writing involves that same "formula" as a reviewer once called it. It works for me, so I thought I'd give this one a shot. I hated it. Jayne should probably stay away from the paranormal genre.
The characters were... okay.
Thaddeus is an exceptional hypnotist able to put people under a
spell trance. It is consider
The plot, taking place near the end of Queen Victoria’s reign, features a poor crystal worker who attempts to steal back a crystal that was stolen from her mother when she was eleven, only to find herself involved in a hideous murder, committed by a “parahunter” who has been hired by a British Lord, who happens to be a member of the Arcane Society, which is a group of people mostly possessing some paranormal power, but who is inv ...more
Quick/Krenz/Castle has been quite vocal about her feminism outside the pages of her novels, and certainly within those pages as well. This book in particular has a strong feminist slant, b ...more
Here we have crystal worker Leona Hewitt discovering the murdere ...more
After stumbling across a corpse, Leona Hewitt and Thaddeus Ware discover that they are both seeking the same paranormal artifact – the Aurora Crystal. Unfortunately, they are not the only ones and must soon work together in order to thwart the machinations of a crazed scientist, a monstrous serial killer and a power hungry aristocrat.
In general, the premise behind the Arcane Society series is intriguing and the books are light and entertaining. Neverthele ...more
The author of over 40 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense, often with a psychic and paranormal twist, in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print.
She earned a B.A. in History from the Uni ...more