A Tempest of Discovery: Midnight Dynasty #1 by Sarah M. Cradit #bookreview #paranormal

The Deschanels are back! From the USA Today bestselling fantasy author of the House of Crimson & Clover novels comes a thrilling new paranormal romance series, Midnight Dynasty. Even more magic, romance, and mayhem await as readers dive back into this secretive, ancient, powerful world of The Saga of Crimson & Clover. 

Nicolas Deschanel spent thirty-two years holding court as the princeling of New Orleans and heir to his family’s dynasty, with no obligations beyond his own pleasures. Following a storm of events, his rock bottom leads him back to his family, where he finds redemption in contrite service. Paired with the pragmatic Lauren—who is deeply skeptical of his reformation—the two spend their days in seclusion, cultivating the lofty research goals of the Deschanel Magi Collective.

Charlotte Fontenot is calculated and driven in her approach to her mission in Paris. With help from her cousin Julian, they follow Gabrielle and Lawrence Henry, siblings whose unusual behavior has caught the attention of witches in Paris. The cousins quickly realize neither sibling is what they seem, and Charlotte’s fearlessness leads her closer and closer to mysterious philanthropist Lawrence.

With Charlotte and Julian settled in Paris, Nicolas and Lauren shift their focus to a special, secret project: quietly and carefully investigating the women of the powerful LaViolette family, distant cousins of the Deschanels. This assignment quickly leads them down a dangerous path, one where turning back is no longer an option. Events in both New Orleans and Paris begin to spin wildly beyond the control of all involved, and when the dust settles, nothing will ever be the same. – Goodreads.com

While I was melancholy about saying goodbye to many of the characters in The Crimson and Clover series, my favorite, Nicolas, returns to this new saga that looks to be just as mysterious and secretive.

This author always does an outstanding job of making the reader feel as if they’re standing in the middle of the setting, observing it on a first hand basis.  I felt as if I’d actually visited Paris and New Orleans.  The chapters rotate with multiple POVs, which is a personal preference of mine, and gives the reader a better opportunity to become acquainted with the new characters.

This series promises as much suspense and intrigue as Crimson and Clover, with both familiar favorite and new captivating characters.

I received an ARC from the author.

 

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