From the World Fantasy Award-winning author of Witchmark comes a sweeping, romantic new fantasy set in a world reminiscent of Regency England, where women's magic is taken from them when they marry. Perfect for fans of Bridgerton, Alix E. Harrow and Gail Carriger.
Magic meets Bridgerton in the Regency fantasy everyone is talking about...
Beatrice Clayborn is a sorceress who practices magic in secret, terrified of the day she will be locked into a marital collar to cut off her powers. She dreams of becoming a full-fledged mage, but her family are in severe debt, and only her marriage can save them.
Beatrice finds a grimoire with the key to becoming a mage, but a rival sorceress swindles the book right out of her hands. Beatrice summons a spirit to help, but her new ally exacts a price: Beatrice's first kiss . . . with the sorceress's brother: the handsome, compassionate, and fabulously wealthy Ianthe Lavan.
From the World Fantasy Award-winning author of Witchmark comes a sweeping, romantic new fantasy set in a world reminiscent of Regency England, where women's magic is taken from them when they marry. A sorceress must balance her desire to become the first great female magician against her duty to her family.
Utterly charming. . . It's the perfect blend of fantasy and romance
A sparkling, incisive and razor-sharp fantasy of manners. A must read for anyone who loves stories where romance and fantasy meet
The Midnight Bargain is an absolute dream -- at once sparkling and romantic, delightfully magical, and deeply thought-provoking
Smart, sexy and sincere; it's an alter-Regency romance with fantastical magic and very real teeth
From page one, C. L. Polk displays an elegant mastery of form. The Midnight Bargain is by turns charming and wrenching