A lost child will uncover old secrets….
After her triumphant performance as Queen of the Night, Sera is instructed to stay out of public sight by the Mage Council. She is tasked with settling a restless spirit, roused by the fate of a descendant. A noblewoman stands accused of orchestrating the sad fate of her daughter, and the ghoul will not return to her grave until Sera does something.
Sera journeys to the countryside in pursuit of evidence to free the woman, but finds a gothic manor harbouring secrets within its walls, and a lord intent on being rid of his troublesome wife. Did the noblewoman truly do away with her daughter, or was a more sinister hand responsible?
As Sera struggles to reveal the truth, doubts invade her mind. Will her efforts see the mother walk free, or to the gallows?
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Shadow Schemes is an endearing fantasy novel that immerses readers in a world of intrigue and magic, showcasing the remarkable resourcefulness of its female protagonist. Sera is developing into her powers and it can't happen quick enough, since the missions the Mage Council give her test the boundaries of her emerging powers.
Her cunning and quick thinking take center stage as she navigates treacherous political schemes and perilous situations with adaptability and a sense of fairness. The book's masterful world-building and intricate plots kept me on the edge of my seat since I enjoy each new "unnatural" that Tilly Wallace introduces into the world.
The greater plot of Sera's place in the magical world, and if anyone on the Mage Council is acting against her, doesn't move forward much in this book. Nevertheless, the blooming relationship with Hugh is charming, as is the development of Sera's other relationships of friendship with the Countessa and Elliot. Sera's compassion and fiery resilience make her a likeable heroine. She thrives on her wits and draws on the resources and cleverness of her companions to bring about a fair outcome which, if convenient, may fall within the boundaries of the law.
An excellent addition to Sera's story, and it makes me eagerly reach for the next book in the series. As always, Marian Hussey is an absolute joy to listen to.