The Prisoner's Key: Glass and Steele, Book 8 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
India's study into the language of spells is interrupted by the arrest of her teacher for an unpaid debt. Before Matt can repay it for him, the powerful magician escapes from his prison cell. To make matters worse, the moneylender is murdered and the magician is implicated.
Convinced of his innocence, India and Matt must discover who really killed the moneylender before the police find the magician. Their investigation leads them down a path littered with lies, betrayal, scandal, and interference from people they don't trust.
Meanwhile, Matt's relatives accuse Cyclops of ruining their daughter, and plan to marry off their manipulative youngest to someone even more manipulative and far more powerful. Should Matt and India support the union, or try to stop it? And how will they stop Cyclops from being deported back to America?
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|Listening Length||8 hours and 46 minutes|
|Author||C. J. Archer|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||August 27, 2019|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #24,690 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#244 in Historical Mysteries (Audible Books & Originals)
#266 in Historical Fantasy (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,146 in Historical Fantasy (Books)
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India and Matt are back from their honeymoon & before they know it, are pulled into another mystery involving the magical community. This time, India's friend & teacher of lost magical language is accused of murder. India, Matt, Willie, Duke, and Cyclops are on the trail of a killer. And that's just one item to sort out!
You will laugh & growl at the antics of Matt's family. Worry about what Lord Coyle is going to do with his debt from India. Want to send Chronos to the corner with a spank! The characters are richer & development of the side stories are great.
I highly recommend this book & all the books in the Glass & Steele series. To get the most out of your reading, I highly recommend reading the series from the beginning! Character development & learning the background of the individuals is important. Trust me, you do not want to miss a thing!
This is my honest and voluntary review.
Story line continues and always seams to find another new mystery that I’m always captivated by. I appreciate that the author has cleaned up some things in the story that I found rather distasteful. In the beginning of this series there were a few things that made me frown and nearly put the book down but the author has seamed to let go of those those unnecessary traits wether on purpose or with out cause and I appreciate it. I have never read any of her other series but if it’s as good this one I would like to start them assuming it does not have some of the untatseful qualities that many books have today. Keep it clean and keep the language appropriate to the charechter and time period.
4 stars--would read again
3 stars--was good, won't read again
2 stars--read it, but didn't enjoy it
1 star--didn't finish, it was so awful
Do I need to read books before this one: yes
All but Aunt Letitia help Catherine and Ronnie clean and move into the shop. India claims a long clock and the one that won't keep time to take home. Abercrombie is no longer the guild master.
India asks Matt to accompany her home before she meets with Fabian for lessons. She tells him she made the deal with Coyle to get Cox to marry Patience. Matt is angry.
Lady Louisa is at Fabian's house. She says Hendry married last week. India sets rules about Louisa's involvement in spellcasting lessons (can watch but not listen or take notes). Creditors arrive to reclaim furniture. India wonders if Fabian's been cut off.
The friends again make Matt and India make up. India, "You're wrong if you think Coyle would leave me alone if I hadn't gone to him about Cox. He would have found something else to trap me, or made something up. At least this way we can face him together. If I'd never gone to him, and you married Patience, I would be on my own against him." Hugs and commitment. Aunt Letitia says Beatrice and the girls are coming for tea next week.
Studies with Fabian continue for a week, then Fabian has to move to Chelsea. India overhears an argument: Louisa wants Fabian to marry her, she has loads of money. He would never be welcome home if he does.
Afternoon tea with the ladies becomes family dinner. Aunt Beatrice asks India about Fabian, learns he's not the eldest son. Charity pulls India aside, asks about Cyclops because they kissed in the stables while India was on her honeymoon. Hope wants to know how India got Cox to marry Patience. Aunt Beatrice asks about Coyle. She knows people are talking about Cox's and Patience's back-and-forth wedding plans, worries about Patience's secret. She wants Hope married well and soon so people will forget about the circumstances leading up to Patience's wedding. India will arrange the dinner.
Cyclops tells them all how Charity accosted him in the stables. Matt and India think, because Charity thinks Cyclops is a servant, she wants him dismissed so he'll come begging her for help. The butler brings a note that Fabian is in prison.
Because Fabian's family has the means to pay his loans, he was put in prison. His family cut him off because he won't marry an American industrialist's daughter to join businesses. His older brother married a magician, so continuing the magic lineage isn't a concern. But for Fabian, magic is his passion, so he wants to marry for magic. India asks to pay his debts; Louisa arrives, offers the same. Fabian assures them he'll be out soon.
The next morning, India is helping in the shop when Matt comes, says Fabian has escaped from prison and is now the prime suspect in the murder of Douglas McGuire, the man he owes money to, because his handkerchief was found at the scene.
So many times, I found myself singing, "Oh no, oh no, oh no no no no no." Cyclops, Charity, and Catherine. Hope and Coyle. Louisa's hunt. Coyle and Cox. Plus the murder with its dangers. And again, I didn't get it figured out.
An excellent story! I'm glad it didn't end when Matt got healthy or when they got married. I like these people. I want more about Duke.
India asks Cyclops, "May I see your fingernails? Charity says they're lovely."
"You're a nasty little wasp who likes to sting. It was you who came in search of Cyclops and waited until he was alone in the stables. It was you who backed him into a stall."
"We'd be happy to answer your questions, Inspector. Anything to clear Fabian's name. What do you want to know?" "Why do you meet with him every afternoon?" "I can't tell you that."
POSSIBLE TRIGGERS (SPOILERS)
Language: 0 F words, 16 Lord's name in vain, 0 S words
Violence: sexual assault, spousal abuse, arson, kidnapping, assault and battery, gun threat, strangulation, gunshot