The Glamourist by Luanne G. Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Glamourist picks up where
The Vine Witch
left off, following the magical stories of Elena, Yvette and Sidra. Who would have thought that there was such a variety of magic among witches, genies and fairies? Not only that, but within each group there are conflicts that would rival many mortal societies.
Yvette and Sidra find themselves trapped in the city, which is obviously Paris although never named as such. Sidra is furious as she blames Yvette for their entrapment because it is her curiosity and desire that has drawn them to the city. It takes most of the rest of the book to discover exactly why and how they became trapped.
Elena is there with her mortal husband, Jean-Paul, to meet her mother-in-law to be, Marion. The legislators of the witching world, the Ministry of Lineages and Licences, block Elena’s right to practice as a vine witch and insist that revert to what they see as her birth line, potions and poisons, unless and until such time as she turns in Yvette, who they believe to be a convicted murderer.
Although Elena is desperate to return with J-P to their vineyard in the south of France to continue with the production of fine wines, she has other ideas and wants to support Yvette in her quest to discover her true family and magical powers.
In the meantime, J-P, a qualified and experienced lawyer determines to learn the laws of the witching world so that he can fight his fiancé’s corner.
Until you read this book, you can only just begin to imagine the storylines that evolve from that point and the endings are far from predictable. The imagination and creativity of the author amazes me. There is more than an element of magic in her writing and I am convinced that she is either a witch or a genie or a fairy. She has cast a spell on me and I demand to be released!
I recommend this book. It kept me gripped from beginning to end and was thoroughly entertaining. I can’t wait to read the third book in the trilogy:
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