What's on the TBR pile?

What’s on the reading pile? 16/03/2020

Kat Ross has been uncomfortably absent on my TBR pile lately and I feel like I need to rectify that.

I’m a big fan of diversity. Not just diverse characters but keeping the reading pile diverse. Even when I love the books of one author I want to make sure I’m not just reading them. But the best authors will always call to you and the Gaslamp Gothic series by Kat Ross has been doing just that.

I’ve already read books 1-3 in the series, The Daemoniac, The Thirteenth Gate and A Bad Breed and fell in love with them. So I’ve got a hankering to start book four.

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“Forgiveness is not Gabriel D’Ange’s strong suit.

A self-appointed soldier of God with a penchant for ruthlessly punishing his enemies, he vanished after Anne Lawrence stabbed him with his own dagger.

The smart thing would be to let him go.

Unfortunately, Anne’s life isn’t just lonely without Gabriel. It’s insufferably boring.

Determined to heal the rift between them, she goes in search of her tempestuous former lover, black parasol in hand and daeva magic crackling at her fingertips. But Gabriel has his own plans afoot and Anne finds herself drawn into one of his tangled webs, much against her better judgment.

Gabriel’s nemesis has reappeared in Brussels, a vile slaver who’s plundering the Congo Free State with the blessing of King Leopold. Gabriel might be willing to give Anne a second chance, but not until Jorin Bekker’s head is lying at his feet.

Back in London, the quasi-reformed necromancer Balthazar sets his sights on the same quarry. He holds a very personal grudge against Bekker — and killing him might be the only way to keep Gabriel D’Ange from Balthazar’s own throat.

When the hunters collide at a lavish gala thrown by the king, Anne learns just how far she’ll go to save the man she loves.”

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I’m so glad that The Necromancer’s Bride carries on Anne’s relationship with Gabriel as the last book left a lot hanging. The previous book, A Bad Breed, is a Beauty and the Beast retelling but the romance is entirely unresolved. The wait is killing me.

I do try my best not to sound like a rabid fan but this series is one of my favourites of all time. One way or another, it will be finished by the end of the year – although, I’m not too sure how long this series is!

The first task is to clear my review requests because some of them have been sitting there for a little while since life has gotten majorly hectic. All of these books, no matter how long they’ve been in my inbox, are books to look forward to. But I won’t lie, I’m really looking forward to The Necromancer’s Bride.

Thanks for reading!

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