Friday, June 6, 2008

THE THIRD CIRCLE: An Arcane Society Novel By Amanda Quick

If you're a "fan," you know that Amanda Quick is a pseudonym for the author, Jayne Ann Krentz. People will often ask me who I personally enjoy reading. Jayne Ann Krentz is one of those authors.

This is a dark, Gothic novel set in Victorian England. Thaddeus Ware is a paranormal hypnotist and investigator for the mysterious Arcane Society. In a dark mansion owned by a ruthless nobleman in the presence of a very dead body, Thaddeus crosses paths with a woman, Leona Hewitt, who also possesses paranormal abilities as a crystal reader. When the two of them meet, psychic sparks fly!

Add into the mix a secret society within a secret society who will stop at nothing, including murder, to obtain a crystal belonging to Leona's ancestors. For good measure, stir in a sociopathic killer with paranormal hunting abilities, and you have a wonderful concoction of murder, mayhem, and mystery.

I enjoyed reading the novel and want more. I hope this is not the last time I will have the opportunity to see these characters in action. I like the foggy, gaslight setting, and think the mystery works so well in that environment. What do you think?

hear the interview

1 comment:

Texas Espresso said...

Thanks so much for doing this interview! I love ALL her books (under any name) and it was a pleasure to hear ya'll discussing it.