Charlie N. Holmberg is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling Paper Magician series, which has been optioned by the Walt Disney Company. She is also the author of the Numina series, the Spellbreaker series, and five stand-alone novels, including Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet; Followed by Frost, a 2016 RITA Award finalist for Young Adult Romance; and The Fifth Doll, winner of the 2017 Whitney Award for Speculative Fiction. Born in Salt Lake City, Charlie was raised a Trekkie alongside three sisters who also have boy names. She is a proud BYU alumna, plays the ukulele, and owns too many pairs of glasses. She currently lives with her family in Utah. Visit her at www.charlienholmberg.com.
The romance between Elsie and Bacchus, combined with the fantasy of magic and good fighting evil, will appeal to fans of the previous Spellbreaker novel (Spellbreaker, 2020) and to fans of Naomi Novik or Katherine Arden's Winternight trilogy. -Booklist (starred review) A thoroughly entertaining read that transports the audience to a reinvented London with a unique and clever magic system, featuring a wonderfully nuanced villain, heroes you'll enjoy spending time with and exciting action scenes...Bacchus and Elsie's courtship is a pure delight and utterly swoonworthy. -The Nerd Daily