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  • Title: The Mystic Marriage
  • Author: Heather Rose Jones
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  • Page: 153
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  • The Mystic Marriage By Heather Rose Jones Antuniet Chazillen lost everything the night her brother was executed In exile, she swore that treason would not be the final chapter of the Chazillen legacy in Alpennia s history A long hidden book of alchemical secrets provides the first hope of success, but her return to the capital is haunted by an enemy who wants those secrets for himself Jeanne, Vicomtesse de ChAntuniet Chazillen lost everything the night her brother was executed In exile, she swore that treason would not be the final chapter of the Chazillen legacy in Alpennia s history A long hidden book of alchemical secrets provides the first hope of success, but her return to the capital is haunted by an enemy who wants those secrets for himself Jeanne, Vicomtesse de Cherdillac is bored The Rotenek season is flat, her latest lover has grown tediously jealous and her usual crowd of friends fails to amuse When Antuniet turns up on her doorstep seeking patronage for her alchemy experiments, what begins as amusement turns to interest, then something deeper But Antuniet s work draws danger that threatens even the crown of Alpennia The alchemy of precious gems throws two women into a crucible of adversity, but it is the alchemy of the human heart that transforms them both in this breathtaking follow up to the widely acclaimed Daughter of Mystery.
    Heather Rose Jones
    Heather Rose Jones writes fantasy, historic fantasy, and historical fiction, including the Alpennia series with swordswomen and magic in an alternate Regency setting She blogs about research into lesbian like motifs in history and literature at the Lesbian Historic Motif Project which provides inspiration for her fiction She has a PhD in linguistics, studying metaphor theory and the semantics of Medieval Welsh prepositions, and works as an industrial failure investigator in biotech.

    The Mystic Marriage By Heather Rose Jones


    The second book in the Alpennia series focuses on the recently fallen Antuniet After losing her brother to execution, her mother to suicide and her childhood home to confiscation, Antuniet Chazillen has left Alpennia in disgrace While in exile, she vows to return again in triumph But being a scientist at heart, her vengeance is to gift Alpennia with a spectacular scientific discovery which she intends to use to clear her family name and restore their honor.Her path to success is no easy task Bat [...]

    Woah What a ride this was I m giddy and almost breathless with excitement after finishing The Mystic Marriage It was even better than Daughter of Mystery is that even possible but that could be because I am familiar with the players now I know the difference between a Mesnera and a Maisetra, what the tasks of an armin entail, who the players at court are, who most of the characters are without reading the same paragraph twice This series is not a light read, but if you stick with it and immerse [...]

    I liked this better than book 1, it moves at a faster pace and the characters are well developed I love how Antuniet grows in character throughout the book I started the book not liking her very much, and ended it by rooting for her We get four POVs in this book Margerit, Barbara, Jeanne and Antuniet, and each character is given time and space to develop The storyline has intrigue and mystery than book 1, and the romance, though not explicit, plays a central role, without distracting from the [...]

    Great follow up In addition to Margerit and Barbara s voice from Daughter of Mystery , now we also have Jeanne and Antuniet s.I think the author could ve created a better plot for Jeanne, rather than relegating her to be a mere supporting character for Antuniet As for the latter, despite recognizing some of her flaws, I confess I liked how she was developed It s always interesting to think about at which point honor ceases to be something positive to be instead an obstacle for moving forward.For [...]

    K.J. Charles
    Second installment in an incredibly well developed and realised series about political intrigue in an alt c19 European principality too realistic to call a Ruritania where alchemy and religious mysteries work It s all f f, with a huge cast and interlinked stories, so you would be best off starting with Daughter of Mystery to get clued in, which is no hardship as I love that too This is a different beast though Jeanne and Antuniet are both very flawed characters based on their appearances in book [...]

    Bogi Tak√°cs
    From my 2015 Hugo award recommendations Historical fantasy set in Alpennia, an imaginary Western Central European country Think Austria and Switzerland There is a lot of intrigue among ultra rich nobles living a life of leisure, but a lot of the plot involves alchemy, where they actually work and make something with their own hands yes, both the characters and the author reflects on this One of the reasons I like this series is the believable, not flashy but still effective magic.There are four [...]

    I loved the first book Daughter of Mystery do read if you haven t , which was a delightful and leisurely regency romance between Barbara and Margerit, and made me really glad I stumbled across it This follow up is equally enjoyable, with the romance between their friends Jeanne and Antuniet opposites attract this time But what made me really happy was that the author featured Barbara and Margerit heavily here too because I adore their easy chemistry Note there is nothing explicit but it somehow [...]

    Cat M
    I continue to adore this series This second instalment continues to follow Barbara and Margerit s lives, while expanding the focus to two characters who played a supporting role in the first book.Antuniet and Jeanne are fascinating characters to hang a romance on In Daughter of Mystery they are the two characters it s hardest to get a handle on Antuniet is proud and cold and always keeps herself at a chilly distance from those around her Jeanne is a social butterfly with a reputation for flighti [...]

    Sara Uckelman
    It is a rare pleasure to read the published version of a book that you were a beta reader and SME for in a sense, it was that I already knew the story, but I didn t know the book At first, as I read it, I kept noticing bits here and there which were different particularly in places where I d raised a question or a wrinkled eyebrow in the beta version , but that soon fell away as I got swept into the story.I love the basic premise behind the Alpennia books so so much that there s basically no wa [...]

    Book 2 in a highly enjoyable series I really like the way that Jones creates her communities of mostly queer women scholars, musicians and alchemists and am very pleased that she found a way to include a Jewish community as well as a new character who is a POC The picture we often get of historic Renaissance Europe in textbooks and so forth tends to be pretty whitewashed, failing to reflect the actual cultural diversity that existed I also enjoyed the characters Barbara remains my favorite and t [...]

    Shira Glassman
    19th century lesbian scientists creating magic rocks So, The Mystic Marriage is the story of a proud, emotionally closed off, initially friendless and basically penniless young woman, Antuniet, struggling to redeem her family s honor after her brother insert spoilers for Daughter of Mystery There are three subplots in the book Antuniet s alchemy, i.e trying to create the magic rocks and impart special properties to them a complicated political cold war of intrigue between two middle aged princes [...]

    I m writing this review literally seconds after finishing this book because it is SO GOOD This review might be a bit messy but it s from the heart,I love this series It s so unique I love the discussion of the science, the mysteries, the feeling of working through something Love it I love the characters I love how none of them are perfect, but each is so very human, and often, so very likeable And I love the romances They fill me with such joy.The Mystic Marriage had my unbound attention from th [...]

    Darlene Vendegna
    Loved One of those books that I simultaneously wanted to devour in one sitting but also prolong as long as possible Part historical fiction, with a small touch of magic, with dense deeply detailed and descriptive prose There were a few lines that made me kind of wish I had a highlighter so I could read them again later, but that would go soundly against my no defacing my books stance The primary romantic relationships are between women, one established and one deliciously budding, but to merely [...]

    Review forthcoming

    This series is like if A Song of Ice and Fire were good And gay Actually gay Please write as many words as frickin GRR Martin, Ms Jones.

    Elizabeth (Miss Eliza)
    Special Content only on my blog, Strange and Random Happenstance during Regency Magic March April 2016 Antuniet Chazillen has been living in self imposed exile from Alpennia She longs to go back to Rotenek but that isn t an option Even if she were to return no one would take her in Ever since her brother was executed for treason and her mother committed suicide anyone bearing the name Chazillen has been ostracized The driving force in her life now is to show the world that not everyone bearing t [...]

    This book was hard to review In some respects I wanted to give it 4 stars, in others only 3 I ve settled on 4 stars as it very different to the usual run of things.I picked this up as part of a StoryBundle collection, not realising it was book 2 in a series It is told from the POV of 4 different characters, each in different chapters At least 3 of them were main characters in book 1 However, there is enough back story in this book that it all still made sense I quite enjoyed getting to know the [...]

    A.R. Jarvis
    It wasn t a bad book, but it wasn t all that great, either I didn t read book 1, and this can be read alone, but then again, there were some things that really needed a bit explaining for this to truly be an independent read, so there was that And then it was really slow the kindle app told me it would take about 10 hours to read, and I felt every single one of them Never so painfully that I wanted to give up, but enough so that I would abruptly stop reading mid paragraph and wander off to do s [...]

    Sara Norja
    Such a lovely return to Alpennia Definitely comfort read material I liked the addition of other viewpoint characters it kept the perspectives fresh I didn t really like Antuniet at first, but she really grew on me also, as I study early alchemical texts for my academic work, it was interesting to see how Jones dealt with alchemy here A very different sort of alchemy from the stuff I m familiar with, but that was all to the good Mystical stones yessss The relationships could do with a bit passi [...]

    I absolutely loved this book, although not quite as much as I loved Daughter of Mystery It got off to a slow start, with nothing but set up happening in any of the plots romance, political intrigue, or character relationships during the first hundred pages But then things picked up quite nicely I loved all of the characters I was excited that Barbara and Margerit still got POV chapters, since I was initially expecting them to just make small cameo appearances, and Jeanne and Antuniet were both e [...]

    Another really lovely book I adore the focus in this series on chosen and created family The romance was again slow paced and sweet, with great attention given to developing the characters and relationship I think the author does a really good job of writing characters with distinct personalities, world views, and values in a way that makes me emotionally invested in all of them although I admit I was a less than thrilled with the way that Jeanne s previous flirtations were addressed I really li [...]

    I found the beginning, with it s obsession over redememption, and the tireless pursuit of a shadowy enemy, a little repetitive and slow But once the characters started developing, and their relationship began, it got interesting Love seemed to follow alchemical breakthroughs, so both plots furthered side by side Deeply flawed, but also well suited, the relationship showed a couple who were far from perfect, but we re very good for each other.

    Good The romance was not compelling, but the actual story was good.

    J.M. Cowan
    Even better than the first book

    The second book in the Alpennia historical fantasy series after Daughter of Mystery mainly follows a new pair of main characters Antuniet and Jeanne , while continuing the story of Barbara and Margerit from the first book It also shifts focus from the ritual magic of the first book to alchemy, while continuing the themes of restrictions on and empowerment of women in the slightly alternate early 19th century central European setting As with the first book, these themes are developed in subtle an [...]

    Lis Carey
    Antuniet Chazillen left Alpennia after her brother s execution for treason wiped out the family s honor and standing She s determined to restore that honor, and the path she has chosen is alchemy With the aid of a long hidden book, she ll develop the skills to offer real benefit to Princess Anna, new ruler of Alpennia.Someone else knows what she s got, though, and is determined to take it from her Antuniet flees to Prague, and to Heidelberg and finally has nowhere left to go except back to Roten [...]

    Nick Imrie
    Another delightful Alpennia novel Like Daughter of Mystery, The Mystic Marriage is a wonderfully wholesome, heart warming love story Jones has a great talent for writing enchanting characters the sort that feel like old friends by the end These books are really the antithesis of grimdark fantasy They have a fundamental certainty that good intentions, hard work, forgiveness, compassion and a sense of humour really are enough to bridge the divide between hearts And yet, they re not sappy by any me [...]

    I m reviewing this on a reread but my feelings haven t changed much This is still a great book in a great series The writing is still great, the characters are still real, and the plot is still intense I ve read a lot of books, and often than not the quality of a series drops the books come out The first two of this series is all I ve read so far, but I hope the quality continues.Compared to the first one I d say this one has angst, which makes sense Now that the characters and setting have b [...]

    I started The Mystic Marriage right after Daughter of Mystery , so enthralled I was with the story and the setting.I loved Antuniet s character in the first book, and I couldn t wait to see her fleshed out in this book I was not disappointed although I didn t care much about alchemy at first whereas the whole concept of mysteries in the first book compelled me from the start , the description of the experiments and the various stone properties grew on me little by little and I started to unders [...]


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