The Magician’s Curse is a fun Paranormal / Urban Fantasy mix that offers readers the experience of true love from an outside perspective, looking in. Young Herman is happy to accept a job offer from the mysterious and charming Stephen Dagmar, but does not expect to find herself falling deeply in love with a man hiding a dark secret.
Herman and Stephen share a relationship that starts off as beautifully as one could imagine. Their sense of humour is similar and both characters bring out the best in each-other. Although I’m not a fan of instant chemistry between two main characters as soon as they meet, I actually found that it worked in this case. I loved how their relationship progresses, with each of them completely devoted to the other.
The plot was engaging and at points surprising, with a complex array of characters that I came to love, except for Nina, of-course. The author’s style is light and elegant in parts, with a fair use of drama in between. The book is easy to read and spoke to me personally, of loss and of love, as well as of the personal sacrifices we must sometimes make.
Mystery, family history, and love at first sight are just a few themes that made this an incredible read for me. I would recommend The Magician’s Curse to lovers of the paranormal, magic, and of urban fantasy.
Rated 5 stars.