The Magician’s Diary by C.J. Archer

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Oh, bother. I seriously feel like Pooh after reaching the end of this fourth book of the Glass and Steele series, but only because it’s ended.

Much of the mystery that surrounds India has now come to light. I can’t say I’m disappointed in the least. There was a bit of a twist in there that blindsided me. Well done, CJ. Archer. I wasn’t sure whether to gasp or curse. Spoiler alert, I did both.

As with the previous two, this novel closed many doors, leaving a few open for the next book and a place for it to pick up. The biggest mystery, at least for me, is what will happen between Mr. Glass and Miss Steele?

The pace of this book was much like the “The Mapmaker’s Apprentice”, but far better and more satisfying. Still no explosion, but I didn’t expect one for this book, it wasn’t necessary. However, in saying that . . . Willie is up to something. This both excites me and adds to the urgency of the next book.

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T I T L E: The Magician’s Diary

S E R I E S: Glass and Steele (Nº 4)

A U T H O R: C.J. Archer

P U B L I S H • D A T E : Septermber 5, 2017

P U B L I S H E R: C.J. Archer

I S B N: 9781974370795

Fantasy, Mystery


India and Matt thought all their problems would come to an end once they found Chronos. But the watch magician brings with him as many questions as answers, and a load of trouble. To fix Matt’s magic watch, they must find an old diary that once belonged to a doctor magician murdered decades ago. The hunt drags them into a sordid mystery involving two of London’s craft guilds. With old and new enemies determined to stop them, and long-held secrets unearthed, Matt and India must work together better than ever.

But as the reason for India’s strangely strong magic is revealed, she wants to draw other magicians into the open, while Matt wants to hide magic to keep her safe.

Her plan backfires. His plan shatters. And danger comes to their door.


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