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Spellswept In The World Of The Harwood Spellbook, Th Century Angland Is Ruled By A Powerful Group Of Women Known As The Boudiccate But In Order To Become A Member Of That Elite Group, Any Ambitious Young Politician Must Satisfy Tradition By Taking A Gentleman Mage For Her HusbandAmy Standish Is A Born Politicianbut Jonathan Harwood Is Her Greatest Temptation On The Night Of The Harwoods Spring Solstice Ball, In An Underwater Ballroom Full Of Sparkling Fey Lights And Danger, Amy Will Have To Fight The Greatest Political Battle Of Her Life To Win A Family And A Future That She Could Never Have ImaginedIt Will Take An Entirely Unexpected Kind Of Magic To Keep Everything From Crashing Down Around HerWarning This Novella Contains Forbidden Romance, Dangerous Magic, And Political Intrigue In An Underwater Ballroom What Could Possibly Go Wrong


10 thoughts on “Spellswept

  1. says:

    ETA And Spellswept is available NOW as an individual ebook With a paperback edition to follow within a week Huzzah Spellswept is Jonathan s and Amy s story, and it was SO much fun to write It contains forbidden romance, dangerous magic, and political intrigue in an underwater ballroomso, you know What could possibly go wrong It s a prequel to Snowspelled, set several years earlier and from a different perspective, so it should be a perfectly fine entryway to the series for new r ETA And Spellswept is available NOW as an individual ebook With a paperback edition to follow within a week Huzzah Spellswept is Jonathan s and Amy s story, and it was SO much fun to write It contains forbidden romance, dangerous magic, and political intrigue in an underwater ballroomso, you know What could possibly go wrong It s a prequel to Snowspelled, set several years earlier and from a different perspective, so it should be a perfectly fine entryway to the series for new readers but I hope readers of Snowspelled will enjoy the chance to see familiar characters earlier in their lives You can read it right now in the anthology The Underwater Ballroom Society which I co edited , which also includes fabulous stories by Ysabeau S Wilce, Iona Sharma, Y.S Lee, Tiffany Trent, Jenny Moss, Shveta Thakrar, Laura Anne Gilman, Cassandra Khaw, and Patrick Samphire Or you can buy the individual ebook or paperback on October 30th You can see the gorgeous cover by Ravven at Love In Panels now I love it so much The ebook is available to preorder now at Kobo, Barnes Noble, and Smashwords It ll be up onand elsewhere very soon Isn t the cover by Ravven beautiful I love it 3


  2. says:

    4.25 Amy was already a beloved character in Snowspelled but to hear her voice was an added bonus Her focus in what she wants to achieve is masterly but she doesn t let this blinker her from other facts, important ones, either She is able to weight them and make the difficult and courageous decisions view spoiler She has to become the Ruler hide spoiler.This short story novella is pretty much Amy and Jonathan s story , while giving usdetails on this world and how it functions It 4.25 Amy was already a beloved character in Snowspelled but to hear her voice was an added bonus Her focus in what she wants to achieve is masterly but she doesn t let this blinker her from other facts, important ones, either She is able to weight them and make the difficult and courageous decisions view spoiler She has to become the Ruler hide spoiler.This short story novella is pretty much Amy and Jonathan s story , while giving usdetails on this world and how it functions It is also great to see a younger Cassandra, and how it all started view spoiler I loved to see her in all her magical power Gave me goosebumps hide spoiler And let s face it an underwater ball 0


  3. says:

    4 stars I really liked it.The Harwood Spellbook series of novellas is light fantasy, with lots of romance enjoyable, quick books that make me smile This prequel was a fun introduction to the setting and a fast read Not earth shattering literature, but sometimes you just want a happy, feel good story about magic and nobles and love Recommended for romance readers.


  4. says:

    Oooh, I liked the romance in this a lot I mean, it s a novella, so you don t get a lot, but it s GREAT.Not 100% sure about the world It still is a lot of men telling women they can t do things


  5. says:

    DelightfulI ve been a fan of fantasy romance for some time and it s often difficult to find stories which so perfectly combine the genres while remaining true to each of them Stephanie Burgis is one of the best authors out there writing fantasy romance so I definitely recommend checking out her work.


  6. says:

    This is a shorter novella that fills in the background a few years earlier from the wonderful Snowspelled In that story the main character is Cassandra Harwood, and she s present here as a teenager who is hiding her skill at magic, but the main story is about Amy Standish, the prot g of Miranda Harwood In this world upper class men are expected to become wizards and upper class women politicians, with the ultimate objective to be part of Angland s ruling council, the Boudiccate Boudiccate me This is a shorter novella that fills in the background a few years earlier from the wonderful Snowspelled In that story the main character is Cassandra Harwood, and she s present here as a teenager who is hiding her skill at magic, but the main story is about Amy Standish, the prot g of Miranda Harwood In this world upper class men are expected to become wizards and upper class women politicians, with the ultimate objective to be part of Angland s ruling council, the Boudiccate Boudiccate members are by convention married to wizards Which is a problem for Amy, because while she s ambitious, she s in love with Jonathan Harwood, who has no interest in magic.I love this world, and I love this series It s very interesting to see strict gender roles challenged when separated from our world s notions of sexism, racism and homophobia.I recommend the entire series I m writing this review after having read books 2 and 2.5


  7. says:

    This novella is packaged with Snowspelled, the first book in the series, in the audiobook produced by Tantor Audio 2019 Spellswept is the prequel to the Harwood Spellbook series It is shared in the third person POV of Amy The world is an alternate dimension timeline fantasy Angland where men have magic abilities and women are shrewd politicians Amy, an orphan, earned a prestigious position as the assistant to Miranda Harwood, a powerful member of the ruling Boudiccate Amy adores her mento This novella is packaged with Snowspelled, the first book in the series, in the audiobook produced by Tantor Audio 2019 Spellswept is the prequel to the Harwood Spellbook series It is shared in the third person POV of Amy The world is an alternate dimension timeline fantasy Angland where men have magic abilities and women are shrewd politicians Amy, an orphan, earned a prestigious position as the assistant to Miranda Harwood, a powerful member of the ruling Boudiccate Amy adores her mentor and her two children She s even a bit smitten with Jonathan, but in order to pursue her political ambitions, she must marry a mage, and Jonathan broke with tradition and refuses to study magic Spellswept provides a wonderful start to a promising series I love how the author builds her world, giving listeners insight into the rules while introducing and developing the characters It s subtle and effective I also enjoy the slow burn revelations of feelings between Amy and Jonathan The story is the perfect blend of coming of age and romance We witness Amy make life decisions over the course of a single night, and the romance is very much part of that without being the only thing Emma Newman provides the sublime narration for the story Her crisp British accent is suitable for the location and setting, but also the genre there is something about a British accent that brings to life a good fantasy She uses a clear, female voice for the narrator and Amy, altering the dialogue for each character She adds just enough emotion to benefit the story without overwhelming it Her male voices are slightly deeper, and she also alters her voices based on the age of the character In the end, I throughly enjoyed Spellswept, brought to life by Emma Newman s performance I look forward to hearingtales set in this interesting fantasy world.My Ratings Story A Narration A Review copy provided by author


  8. says:

    a very delightful short story, telling the amy and jonathan s story, set in the most exciting world of hardwood spellbook series, can t wait for the second hardwood book to come out and now i can see why amy was so delightful the few times we get to see her in snowspelled and hope to seeof her and jonothan in thornboundThe short story is out alone but it s also available in The Underwater Ballroom Society collection.


  9. says:

    3.5 5I liked this look at Amy, and her relationship with Jonathan, but I found the happy ending a little hollow given what I know happens to Amy s political career anyway I like the idea of the political power being in the hands of women in this world, but I m not sure it feels like the power dynamics are truly flipped, or even equal These are nice, easy to read stories, but I do feel myself wantingfrom them.


  10. says:

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from Publisher This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review I was VERY excited to get Snowspelled on Audio because the author had offered me the ebook to review when I was first starting this blog and I just couldn t do it at the time But I wanted it When I started listening, it was a prequel novella and I thought, ok But it was better than ok, it was amazing It is about a third of This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from Publisher This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review I was VERY excited to get Snowspelled on Audio because the author had offered me the ebook to review when I was first starting this blog and I just couldn t do it at the time But I wanted it When I started listening, it was a prequel novella and I thought, ok But it was better than ok, it was amazing It is about a third of the audiobook, so at least a couple hours I loved the world, the characters, and of course, magic It is set in the 19th century so it s historical fantasy with romance I really appreciated having characters who could think for themselves, who weren t always right or make the best decision they were human but they cared about others and were trying to do the right thing The social conventions of the day didn t make their lives simple Narration Emma Newman did a great job with the voices, as she was easy and comfortable listening at my usual 1.5x speed The primary character in each story was a female and she felt right for their thoughts telling the story There was a bit of an accent and historical wordings which I enjoyed There is a bit of distinction between characters with the male voices a bit lower I like the feelings infused into the dialogue.Listen to a clip HERE COYER Read a book with a POC as MC PTS 1