In a turn-of-the century England steeped in steampunk and magic, Christine learns her life-threatening illness stems from paranormal visions. Allie, her sister and the family heir, seeks a noble match while she searches the occult underground for answers. But the only witch who can help will not do so unless Allie marries her beau, a poor aristocrat, so the illicit pair can share Allie's wealth. More
In a turn-of-the century England steeped in steampunk and magic, Christine learns her life-threatening illness stems from paranormal visions. Allie, her sister and the family heir, seeks a noble match while she searches the occult underground for answers. But the only witch who can help will not do so unless Allie marries her beau, a poor aristocrat, so the illicit pair can share Allie's wealth.
"Magical action abounds in this well-written urban fantasy/steampunk adventure... We have past lives to explore, astral projections, incantations and magical battles, all from a first-person female protagonist's perspective. It's well-written, in a style reminding me somewhat of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. If you enjoyed that book or ones like it, you most certainly will enjoy this one." -- Readper.com
"The novel is engaging. There are a lot of magical rituals which arouse different sensory experiences. There is a Jane Austen-ish feeling ... initially that completely flips into an action fantasy. The narrative moves into different genres deftly. The battle techniques are frightening, exciting and exhilarating to read. (...) It's amazing! (...) I would give Spellcaster 3.5 Stars and will implore all fantasy lovers to definitely read George Bachman's spellbinding novel." -- Kleio B'wti, Welovequalitybooks.biz
"...gripping ... leaves your heart pounding... Christine is a fantastically written character, with relatable emotions... Set in Victorian times, it seems like the author has researched the time period well... Highly recommended!" -- Samie Sands, author of Lockdown, for ZombiesInside
"Lots of atmosphere and attitude ... and mystery, lots of mystery as Christine struggles with both her reality and her dreams until they blur together into a quest to survive. (...) I absolutely loved Christine's character, she had a quirky strength and headstrong feel that seems to put her ahead of her time." -- Tome Tender Blog
"Very intriguing...the idea behind this one was really interesting. I really wanted to know who the people were that [Christine] was seeing in her visions and why there was a connection between them all. When I found out the reason behind it, I thought it was such a neat concept and very well-thought!" -- Paperback Darling, 3-star review
"I enjoyed this novel, especially its interesting ... twist. When magic is used, it’s apparent that Bachman researched beliefs about magic in this time period. Overall, I give this book 3.5 stars out of 5." -- Leigh Holland Writes!
"It felt a little like Jane Eyre meets the world of Camelot... [I] am sure there are those of you that would salivate at navigating this story." -- Jeanie G., I Smell Sheep
"...a lot of mystery and atmosphere... This was a great story from George Bachman and I can't wait to see what he comes up with next." -- TFaulc Book Reviews
"A breathtaking blend of fantasy and historical fiction ... with a bit of steampunk ... brings to life a fantastic blend of action, character growth and a plot filled with twists and turns you won't soon forget." --Anthony Avina, Author Anthony Avina's Blog
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