Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Review of My Lady Quicksilver

MY LADY QUICKSILVER may be purchased here.

Bec McMaster

Sir Jasper Lynch, Master of the Guild of Nighthawks and a blue blood, has been ordered by the Queen's Consort to find the elusive Mercury, who is a revolutionary leader of the humanist cause.  Mercury, aka Rosalind Fairchild, has been searching for her missing brother, since he disappeared during a failed attempt on the upper Echelon blue bloods.  Knowing that Jasper is investigating the failed bombing, Rosalind goes undercover as Jasper's secretary to find out what he knows.  

MY LADY QUICKSILVER is a fabulous steampunk romance with complex world-building and interesting, multi-dimensional characters.  The third book in a series, MY LADY QUICKSILVER, continues in the great world Ms. McMaster has made, and she seems to have really hit her stride with this book.  While I greatly enjoyed the previous books, this one has become my favorite, so far.  Sir Jasper Lynch is a sigh-inducing hero, who I fell a little in love with.  Jasper tries to keep himself aloof from everyone else, but he doesn't quite succeed.  Even so, he has erected a cold, steely facade, which Rosalind penetrates in no time.  There are some great humorous scenes between these two.  Also, Jasper is something of a genius, who has a great interest in studying many things.  I find this very appealing in a hero.  Rosalind is prepared to hate Jasper, because he is one of the despised blue bloods, but as she gets to know him, she realizes that he is a truly remarkable man with a good heart.  Even when circumstances in the book point to Jasper being able to hurt Rosalind, he can't do it.  Jasper won't hurt Rosalind and is willing to sacrifice himself for her.  

If you haven't read this series, what are you waiting for?  MY LADY QUICKSILVER is a keeper and highly recommended. 

NOTE:  I received this book in return for an unbiased review.