Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg

Spellbreaker was my newest Amazon First Read gift and it was another really good read (Find Layla was my last one). Set in 19th Century England the class and injustices are the same as real England, however, there is a twist. Magic exists and there are Spellmakers and Spellbreakers throughout the world.

Elsie is an orphan was saved from the workhouse by a mysterious group she called the Cowls when she accidentally dismantles a fire proof spell revealing herself to those in the know as a Spellbreaker. However, she is a poor orphan and cannot afford to gain the appropriate licenses so she is a spellbreaker in hiding. She receives regular messages hidden in her belongings by The Cowls directing her to dismantle spells in order to save the poor; she thinks of herself as a modern day Robin Hood.

Bacchus Kelsey on the other hand is a wealthy Spellmaker from Barbarossa who is one spell away from becoming a Master of his craft. However, he seeks a specific spell in order to protect his own future which is what brings him to England.

When the two end up twined in each other’s world opposites collide but can they learn from each other?

I really enjoyed this book. It was quite short at 300 pages, but it was easy to read. It’s quite a while since I read something magical too which was nice. I’ve never read the Paper Magician series which is written by the same author but I’m really curious to read it now!

Spellbreaker is released on the 1st November and will be followed up by a second book released in March 2021. Is thoroughly recommend it. I gave it 4/5 stars!

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