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The Sapphire Library

(Lady Diviner #3)

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Magics, murder, and mermaid tears…

An uncivilised vampiri has stolen the Moria Pearls, and Miss Elinor Avely and her tiny companion, Aldreda, are determined to chase the rascal to London – despite warnings to keep Elinor’s Gift a secret, and the perturbing news that a royal advisor is dead.

As the ladies investigate, they have other problems to occupy them. Elinor is unsure
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Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published January 2021 by Parkerville Press
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Sarah
'Magics, murder, and mermaid tears…

An uncivilised vampiri has stolen the Moria Pearls, and Miss Elinor Avely and her tiny companion, Aldreda, are determined to chase the rascal to London – despite warnings to keep Elinor’s Gift a secret, and the perturbing news that a royal advisor is dead.

As the ladies investigate, they have other problems to occupy them. Elinor is unsure if she will be welcomed back into high society, and worse, Beresford is being a bit too overbearing in his attempts to prote
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Cheryl
Mar 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable read in this whimsical series. The action takes place mainly in London but all the characters from the other books are there. Elinor makes a few surprising discoveries about her own family and she and James have come to a better understanding of each other. It also seems like Miss Zooth and Perry are discovering that they each have an attraction to someone else. Romance takes a back seat in this story as the main emphasis is on a murder and who has committed it. Elinor, of ...more
Kitcatscratch
Mar 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I am going to give this book 5 stars for sheer enjoyment. It's wonderful to read a light hearted, very witty, often funny book that also manages to develop the characters in fun and interesting ways. I have enjoyed the series so far though I have to admit the h bothered me SLIGHTLY in the 2nd book, The Moria Pearls. Only because I felt she put her loyalty to her vampiri best friend/companion over the H.

The side characters are wonderful and what I appreciate is that though each story centers aro
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T. S. Larsen
Mar 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I think this one is my favourite so far. As much as I adored Devon, it was a brilliant touch to move the setting to London to breathe freshness into the series in the third instalment. The addition of Aldreda as a View point character was another touch of brilliance, and I thoroughly enjoyed every time we saw the series from her point of view, but still at no point she overshadowed the lovely Elinor, who still shone as brightly as she has in the previous two novels. It was a danger that her rela ...more
Heatherinblack
Mar 18, 2021 rated it liked it
i already knew what i was going to say at 71% complete

we got all the way to 71% and the solution was nowhere in sight which meant, a sudden solution in a few pages! that drives me nuts! i love character development. but massive changes in the last pages drives me nuts! mystery was so-so. not too obvious. it will be difficult to make these characters more grand than they are at this point though.
June Wilson
Apr 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I've read all three of the Lady Diviner series and they are clever, funny and enjoyable. Just the right antidote when you want to switch off from all the bad news that the media seems to be full of! Highly recommend for those who like their fantasy to be fun, not too violent and with a historical setting. ...more
Candy Briggs
Mar 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
Miss Aldreda Zooth is flying over the Dartmoor moors area looking for Henri's pearls. When another bat flies around her. He is a vampiri like her but he has been here a very long time. He can hardly speak and one of the first things he says there is a musor here. He is not happy and then he goes on to explain the happenings during the revolution to the vampiri and nobles alike. He flies to Elinor and tells them all they are in danger and not to tell anyone what they are. Then he wants an introdu ...more
Korinne Tande
Mar 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another delightfully funny book in the Lady Diviner Series. We again meet Elinor whose life is intertwined with a magical cast of characters, including her mother, her brother, vampiris, selkies, and more. The story takes place in old England and the author does a splendid job of writing about what I would consider to be the formalities of the old English rules and behavior integrated with the nuances of magic and murder. The author also includes a number of magically gifted folks, including peo ...more
Jessica Robinson
The third installment in The Lady Jewel Diviner finds our cast of characters returning to London to reclaim the valuable and magic embued Moria pearls that have been stolen and delivered to the King by a wild, rogue Vampiri. Elinor, Miss Zooth, and Perry find themselves embroiled in further murder mysteries, a power struggle to control the pearls, and the discovery of an entire royal library of magic memory embued sapphires. The Sapphire Library could reveal so much to Elinor about divining and ...more
Jacquelyn Benson
Mar 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another delightful installment in this cozy, witty supernatural mystery series. You'll get just what you came for - murder, cream tea, and a dangerous conspiracy with royal implications. This time, Oaks dives us a bit more deeply into some of the mysteries of the Musors, enriching her intriguing world-building and promising all sorts of interesting revelations in the future.

But mostly, I enjoyed spending more time with all her characters from the previous two books, as well as meeting some very
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Stephanie Curran
Feb 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
Another excellent installment in a magical series! I really love the characters and the willingness to explore a wide variety of types of relationships. The character development is creative and so well done that I don't have any trouble keeping track of the wide range of human, selkie and vampiri personalities. I highly recommend this series and can't wait to read #4. ...more
Bee
Apr 05, 2021 rated it liked it
Despite reading this book in one day, I have to say it didn’t hold my attention as much as the previous two books.

However, I couldn’t work out who was responsible for the unfortunate events that hastened in the book until the very end - and what an ending that was!
Verity Brown
Mar 03, 2021 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Although this was a fun book, I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the first two books. The new characters were not as well-drawn or as memorable, and in the end, everything felt rushed toward a conclusion that seemed a little too pat.
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Jenny Koch
Mar 12, 2021 marked it as dnf
DNF @ 52%
Claudia
Mar 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
The plot thickens in the 3rd instalment of the Lady Diviner Series, in which more characters are introduced and we find that Elinor is not the only family member keeping secrets. This was another great read, although admittedly, I found the many side stories (which did not resolved) a bit distracting. Still a great read; looking forward to seeing how the story evolves from here.
Amie Eckelmann
Apr 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The best

By far the best book in the series! I hope they continue with the stories at the school and the rest of the vampiri.
Rachel
Mar 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A most enjoyable romp. I have truly enjoyed the originality of this series. The world-building and magic system are unique. This book delves deeper into Vampiri culture and other vampiri are introduced. (For those who have read the previous books, we'll label this one Installment the Third, In Which Ms. Zooth Meets Her Match lol!) Much is revealed about Musor gifts. I like that rather than an info dump, the reader learns the system as Elinor does. There is also a significant focus on Perry and h ...more
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Rosalie Oaks writes magic and mystery into Regency England, with side servings of jam, jewels, and the occasional naked shapeshifter.

As a child, Rosalie loved conducting home-made theatre productions with her three younger brothers. Now she directs her characters instead, but like her brothers, they don’t always do what she says.

While writing, Rosalie consumes vast quantities of tea and chocolate.
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