If you really love flawed heroes and deep feels, the Hanover Square Affair is for you. Captain Lacey is a living on half-pay after leaving the British Cavalry after the Peninsular Wars. His exit from the military wasn’t completely by choice. Plagued by a war injury, melancholia, and boredom, blessed and cursed with a very strict moral code, when he stumbles into a riot led by a grieving father looking for his abducted daughter, he cannot let the matter rest. His quest to find the missing girl takes him from the gutter to the highest echelons of British society, and everywhere in between.
It’s not “light” reading I guess; but for some reason, when times are hard, I want to see people surviving hard times in my literature. Also, I want the characters to be believable. Every character in this book was well drawn with virtues and weaknesses. It is *not* a romance, but there is romance, and those relationships feel true. Everything physical is strictly fade to black.
I loved the picture of the times and society this book painted. The mystery and the conclusion were satisfying to me; though I have to admit, I am not generally a mystery reader. I do have a pre-med background from a long ago career as a medical illustrator, and I didn’t see any injuries or ailments that would be impossible to survive, something that has turned me off mysteries and thrillers in the past. I know, I know, how can a sci-fi and fantasy author not suspend their disbelief? But that is the thing, when my robots, cyborgs, or demigods get a bullet wounds that would kill a mortal they can survive with tech and magic. It’s logical!
As soon as I was done with this one, I bought the second, and then had to stash my Kindle somewhere far from my bed so I wouldn’t be tempted to stay up reading.
I got this book free, but I have no idea how long that price will last. Check for the price at :