Born and raised in England, Charlotte now lives in the Netherlands. She completed her first novel, Draykon, in 2011 and has since written ten more titles across a range of fantasy themes.
on March 24, 2012 :
Konrad Savast is a man with a very peculiar mission: when someone is murdered, his job is to kill the killer. But first he has to figure out who's resposible, meaning this story is at its heart a murder mystery, albeit set in a fantasy world. The fantasy elements mesh perfectly with the mystery plot: Konrad has two spirit serpents who accompany and assist him, and his work is all at the behest of the Malykt, a cold power who has bound Konrad in his service.
I really liked the interactions between Konrad and his only friend, Irinanda (who doesn't know about his secret identity, and also has secrets and powers of her own). This is the first in the Malykant series, so I'm looking forwards to seeing how future books will develop this relationship. The bad guys were a bit less believable, but such a short format doesn't leave much space for developing all the minor characters, and this didn't really detract from my enjoyment.
(reviewed 19 days after purchase)
on March 06, 2012 :
This was a really fun read, and I loved the world and characters she created. I hope the author writes more stories in this setting.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
on Feb. 26, 2012 :
A whodunit with a macabre flavor. Once I started in, I read it pretty much straight through. Charlotte spins a marvelous web.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)