Waiting on Wednesday: Brother’s Ruin (Industrial Magic #1) by Emma Newman

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme created by Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  My book this week is : Brother’s Ruin (Industrial Magic #1) by Emma Newman

brothers-ruinThe year is 1850 and Great Britain is flourishing, thanks to the Royal Society of the Esoteric Arts. When a new mage is discovered, Royal Society elites descend like buzzards to snatch up a new apprentice. Talented mages are bought from their families at a tremendous price, while weak mages are snapped up for a pittance. For a lower middle class family like the Gunns, the loss of a son can be disastrous, so when seemingly magical incidents begin cropping up at home, they fear for their Archie’s life and their own livelihoods.

But Archie Gunn isn’t a talented mage. His sister Charlotte is, and to prevent her brother from being imprisoned for false reporting she combines her powers with his to make him seem a better prospect. However, maintaining the charade will mean masquerading as Archie’s assistant, and delaying or destroying her own plans for marriage.

When she discovers a nefarious plot by the sinister Doctor Ledbetter, Charlotte must use all her cunning and guile to protect her family, her secret and her city.

Oh yes, colour me happy.  Emma Newman, gaslight fantasy, nefarious plots!  Sign me up.

Due for release from Tor in May 2017


23 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Brother’s Ruin (Industrial Magic #1) by Emma Newman”

  1. sjhigbee

    This sounds like great fun, Lynn. I love her writing! But also need to read Planetfall sometime VERY soon… Thank you for sharing – another one to mark for my teetering TBR pile…

  2. Leona

    I’ve seen this cover elsewhere and it really caught my eye, the book blurb convinced me to add it to my TBR. I hope it turns out as good as I expect!

  3. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I just put this on my TBR for March. Tor was gracious enough to send me an e-copy and I’m thrilled to get to it. The cover is awesome as well. Great pick!

  4. Nathan

    I will be reading this one for sure.

  5. Bob Milne

    That one caught my eye too. Not sure if I’ll have time for it before the release date, but I may pick up a copy to read later.

  6. Danya @ Fine Print

    So excited to read this one! I love a good historical fantasy, and I quite like Newman’s writing too.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, this looks pretty good, historical – gaslight no less – can’t wait!
      Lynn 😀

  7. Tammy

    Oh yes, I’m definitely waiting on this as well. Newman’s last book made me a die hard fan, so I can’t wait to read this:-)

  8. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Ohhhhh! Intriguing! 🙂
    I like the idea of “buying” mages from their families: it sounds like a bizarre form of dowry!

  9. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I’ve eyed this one, but havent decided for sure if I’ll read it. Soo many books!!

  10. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I’ve become quite a big fan of Emma Newman in the last couple of years. I blame our Split Worlds series readalongs! 😀

  11. Greg

    This sounds pretty awesome. I love a good gaslight fantasy too, and the description of this one definitely makes me want it! Good pick.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – I do like this author some I’m hoping for plenty of goodness.
      Lynn 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Greg – I have stopped by your blog btw but not sure if my comments have gone into spam or not? Let me know if you don’t see anything will you.

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