Author: Kristen Callihan
Date Published: 2-1-12
Prequel to Firelight.
After a fire consumes the Ellis family fortune, the beautiful and resourceful Miranda finds herself faced with an impossible dilemma: enter a life of petty crime or watch her family succumb to poverty. But once her fiancé learns of her descent into danger—and of the strange, new powers she's discovered—saving her family may come at the high price of her heart.
When Lord Benjamin Archer's one chance for redemption is destroyed by corrupt London antiquarian Hector Ellis, he vows to take what Ellis values most—his daughter Miranda. Forced to hide his face behind masks, Archer travels the world hoping to escape the curse that plagues him so that he can finally claim his prize.
But once Archer returns home to London, will it be revenge he seeks? Or will the flame-haired beauty ignite new, undeniable desires?
I've not read Firelight. This is a short Novella. So be aware of that when buying.
This is set in 1800's London. I didn't find the characters as all consuming as I would have liked. I like to be sucked into a world and feel what the characters feel and I didnt get that as much here. I did love the world that Callihan has created.
I read several reviews saying reading this After Firelight is probably best, even though it is a #0.5 in the series. So maybe I should have done that and I would have understood more of why everyone loves Firelight.
I do find myself now wanting to know more about these characters and where life takes them, so that would be considered a success, right?