When a seer warns the Prince of Wales that his life is in danger, only Charlie and Lincoln take her seriously. After all, what sensible person would believe a gypsy who claims the danger will come in the form of the prince's dead father?
A meeting at the palace sets them on a path that takes Charlie back to her old haunts in the London slums, on the hunt for a man who can change his appearance. The new threat is their most dangerous yet, but for Lincoln, the biggest concern isn't confronting the shape-changer or meeting his parents for the first time, it's whether Charlie will put his engagement ring on her finger.
- Original Title:Of Fates And Phantoms (The Ministry of Curiosities #7)
- Author:C.J. Archer
- Rating:8.5 / 10
- Publisher:Published January 24th 2017
London, New Year's Eve, 1889
"You look beautiful," Lincoln whispered, enclosing my hands in his.
We stood in the corridor between our rooms on a freezing New Year's Eve. Lincoln's warmth, however, chased away the chill. A tendril of his hair skimmed his brow. He didn't plan on tying it back for the ball. Apparently pirates cared nothing for grooming.
"Thank you," I murmured, a blush rising up my throat and infusing my cheeks. "You look rather dashing yourself."
"Pirates aren't supposed to look dashing." He eased back, taking my hopes of a kiss with him, and rubbed his bristly jaw. "Perhaps I should have started the beard a day earlier."
"Not too dashing," I quickly reassured him.
Who knew that such a self-confident man cared so much about looking the part of a pirate for a masquerade ball? He'd gone so ...