Seducing the Sorcerer has everything I adore in a paranormal fantasy romance
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Lee Welch has written three books (that I am aware of) and I have absolutely loved every one of them, this being the third.
It’s like she can see directly into my brain and find out all the things I want best in either a fantasy historical Salt Magic, Skin Magic or a contemporary romance Mended with Gold and now she’s done it with her latest paranormal fantasy romance.
Seducing the Sorcerer has pretty much every trope I love – grumpy guys, fabulous world-building, an intriguing magic system, political dodgy dealings between nation states and a cast of interesting secondary characters.
Both Fenn and Morgrim are wonderfully crafted, Fenn is 46, he’s seen a lot of life, he’s down on his luck and wondering if life is worth it when he gets tricked into taking away a sack horse from a farm.
What follows is a heady ride into a world of mystery and intrigue centred around the Court Sorcerer Morgrim and, as the story unfolds, we get to see beyond the foreboding black tower, surrounded by rain clouds in which he hides away, and discover that rumours of his villainy are far from the truth.
I cannot express how much I loved this book, these characters, the way the narrative winds through the revelation of secrets and takes you deep into the heart of the adventure as both men come to discover something truly special in the other.
There’s some wonderful exploratory kink too, when Morgrim gives up control to Fenn it’s everything. Add in cute black kittens, spies who don’t want to be, worple horses who know just when to save the day with a bit of magic, and everything about this book is a delight.
I am so so happy to see Lee Welch creating again. She crafts unique stories which don’t really fit into any specific trope but which manage to mix a number of elements into a glorious package.
The cover is fabulous too, it perfectly depicts the mysterious man at the heart of the book.
Cannot wait for more and I would love another book in this world!
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review