** Disclaimer: I was given a free e-ARC of this book as part of a tour hosted by Turn the Page Tours. **
Title: Comeuppance Served Cold
Author: Marion Deeds
Publisher: Tor Dot Com (Macmillan)
Release Date: March 22, 2022
Genre: Novella, Heist, Historical Fantasy
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Seattle, 1929—a bitterly divided city overflowing with wealth, violence, and magic.
A respected magus and city leader intent on criminalizing Seattle’s most vulnerable magickers hires a young woman as a lady’s companion to curb his rebellious daughter’s outrageous behavior.
The widowed owner of a speakeasy encounters an opportunity to make her husband’s murderer pay while she tries to keep her shapeshifter brother safe.
A notorious thief slips into the city to complete a delicate and dangerous job that will leave chaos in its wake.
One thing is for certain—comeuppance, eventually, waits for everyone.
About the Author
I love historical fantasy so I was super excited to stumble upon this book. It was even more exciting that it was a novella and by an author that was new to me!
Some Things I Liked
Multiple POVs. I loved the moving parts in this book and the way it was told from different perspectives. I thought it really kept the story moving in an exciting way.
Historical Fantasy. I loved the nods to history throughout this book and also the way the world building explained how magic was incorporated into the world.
One Thing I Wasn’t Crazy About
Names and world building. While I loved the way magic was done in the world building, I found that there was a large info dump at the beginning of the story and I had a bit of a hard time remembering who was who – character wise. I feel like the introduction to the characters could have been a bit smoother.
I’d read more set in this world. And, I’d definitely read more from this author.
This was a sold historical fantasy novella. There are some unsettling themes in this story so readers should check the disclaimers at the beginning of the book and check reviews before reading but I enjoyed the way the story wove history and magic together.