Friday, January 22, 2021

Friday Memes: Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg

 Happy Friday everybody!

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City ReaderThe Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Elsie hadn't meant to burn down the workhouse.
Friday 56: 
Elsie straightened. "I have to be home in the morning. But I can come back the day after." Hopefully the squire's work would hold out and Ogden wouldn't notice her absence. Three employers...How would she make this work?
This week I am spotlighting a recent arrival on TBR Mountain -- Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg. I really enjoyed her Paper Magician series and decided to give this new series a try. Here is the description from Amazon:

A world of enchanted injustice needs a disenchanting woman in an all-new fantasy series by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician.

The orphaned Elsie Camden learned as a girl that there were two kinds of wizards in the world: those who pay for the power to cast spells and those, like her, born with the ability to break them. But as an unlicensed magic user, her gift is a crime. Commissioned by an underground group known as the Cowls, Elsie uses her spellbreaking to push back against the aristocrats and help the common man. She always did love the tale of Robin Hood.

Elite magic user Bacchus Kelsey is one elusive spell away from his mastership when he catches Elsie breaking an enchantment. To protect her secret, Elsie strikes a bargain. She’ll help Bacchus fix unruly spells around his estate if he doesn’t turn her in. Working together, Elsie’s trust in—and fondness for—the handsome stranger grows. So does her trepidation about the rise in the murders of wizards and the theft of the spellbooks their bodies leave behind.

For a rogue spellbreaker like Elsie, there’s so much to learn about her powers, her family, the intriguing Bacchus, and the untold dangers shadowing every step of a journey she’s destined to complete. But will she uncover the mystery before it’s too late to save everything she loves?


  1. Sounds good escapism, enjoy! My post is here

  2. I never read The Paper Magician, but I've heard about it. Spellbreaker seems interesting. Enjoy your current read!

  3. The opening sentence sure grabs your attention!

  4. Very intriguing snippets! Happy weekend!

  5. Elsie must be a funny character! Hope you are enjoying your book. My book this week is titled Kent State

  6. I'm going to confess that I still haven't read the Paper Magician series, even though so many people I know seem to have liked it. I really need to. I've read Spellbreaker, though, and it was really good! I'm looking forward to reading the sequel already. I hope you end up enjoying this!

    Here's my Friday post.

  7. The opening sure is a great hook. Love the cover for this one.

  8. I wanted to love the Paper Magician, but it wasn't for me. I would like to try this one though.

  9. I like that opening. It makes me want to know more right away. This is on my TBR pile. I look forward to reading it. I hope you are enjoying it. Have a great weekend, Kathy!


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