Brother’s Ruin (Industrial Magic, #1)



The Year Is 1850 And Great Britain Is Flourishing, Thanks To The Royal Society Of The Esoteric Arts When A New Mage Is Discovered, Royal Society Elites Descend Like Buzzards To Snatch Up A New Apprentice Talented Mages Are Bought From Their Families At A Tremendous Price, While Weak Mages Are Snapped Up For A Pittance For A Lower Middle Class Family Like The Gunns, The Loss Of A Son Can Be Disastrous, So When Seemingly Magical Incidents Begin Cropping Up At Home, They Fear For Their Ben S Life And Their Own Livelihoods.But Benjamin Gunn Isn T A Talented Mage His Sister Charlotte Is, And To Prevent Her Brother From Being Imprisoned For False Reporting She Combines Her Powers With His To Make Him Seem A Better Prospect.When She Discovers A Nefarious Plot By The Sinister Doctor Ledbetter, Charlotte Must Use All Her Cunning And Guile To Protect Her Family, Her Secret And Her City.Brother S Ruin Is The First In A New Gaslamp Fantasy Series By Emma Newman.At The Publisher S Request, This Title Is Being Sold Without Digital Rights Management Software DRM Applied.Brother’s Ruin (Industrial Magic, #1)

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  • Paperback
  • 184 pages
  • Brother’s Ruin (Industrial Magic, #1)
  • Emma Newman
  • 20 August 2018
  • 0765393964

10 thoughts on “Brother’s Ruin (Industrial Magic, #1)

  1. says:

    I received an ARC of Brother s Ruin through NetGalley Thank you to Emma Newman and Tor Brother s Ruin is the first novel in Newman s Industrial Magic series This is an urban fantasy story set in an alternative London circa 1850 where people who have magic within themselves become members of the Royal Society of Esoteric Arts Civilians who have magic capabilities that are currently latent inactive have to be handed over to the Empire before they become wild and they can attend one of three I received an ARC of Brother s Ruin through NetGalley Thank you to Emma Newman and Tor Brother s Ruin is the first novel in Newman s Industrial Magic series This is an urban fantasy story set in an alternative London circa 1850 where people who have magic within themselves become members of the Royal Society of Esoteric Arts Civilians who have magic capabilities that are currently latent inactive have to be handed over to the Empire before they become wild and they can attend one of three colleges, learning the science like details about their powers They then use these abilities to aid the smooth running of th...

  2. says:

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I truly believe this is the start of something that is going to be amazing unfortunately this first installment into this world wasn t quite as gripping as I d hoped This novella takes place in 1850 Great Britain, and has a very important emphasis on the lack of women s rights that takes place during that time Our main protagonist, Charlotte, is a very talented illustrator, b...

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    It s really hard for me to rate this book It irritated me by its beginning and made me excited by its ending OVERVIEWThis book sets in 1850 Royal Society buys magical person for its own use Charlotte and her brother, Benjamin, have magical abilities Benjamin is sold by his father to Royal Society His father has a debt to pay So he needs money, which he takes from Royal Society by selling his son to them But the problem is Ben is not an experienced magus But his sister, Charlotte, is It s really hard for me to rate this book It irritated me by its beginning and made me excited by its ending OVERVIEWThis book sets in 1850 Royal Society buys magical person for its own use Charlotte and her brother, Benjamin, have magical abilities Benjamin is sold by his father to Royal Society His father has a debt to pay So he needs money, which he takes from Royal Society by selling his son to them But the problem is Ben is not an experienced magus But his sister, Charlotte, is So she helps him to pass the tests of Royal Society to get a good deal of money I think help is not an appropriate word She cheats the Royal Society This is supposed...

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    A few years ago I would have been startled to think that there was such a thing as Historical Urban Fantasy, but yeah, it s a thing now.And now that we ve got cotton gins and the Royal Society deeply involved in the magic business, with all sorts of fear and corruption and intrigue, I shouldn t really be surprised So the question is is this good I think it s quite fun, personally It s a simple setup and Charlotte is a pretty cool character with a magical secret And she deeply mistrusts the A few years ago I would have been startled to think that there was such a thing as Historical Urban Fantasy, but yeah, it s a thing now.And now that we ve got cotton gins and the Royal Society deeply involved in the magic business, with all sorts of fear and corruption and intrigue, I shouldn t really be surprised So the question is is this good I t...

  5. says:

    One of the things I like most about Brother s Ruin is the way Em layers in her tension points As we open the book we see two characters standing still in a sea of humanity Then we learn the first tension point our heroine,Charlotte, is an artist trying to make it in a man s world Then we get the second the magi stealing children Then we learn her beloved brother is ill And then after we return to the comparative safety of home, the punch of a father s mounting debt.Now we know Charlotte i One of the things I like most about Brother s Ruin is the way Em layers in her tension points As we open the book we see two characters standing...

  6. says:

    Charlotte knows that she has a talent for magic She knows that her duty and legal obligation is to make her magic known, so that the government can train her talents to be best used for the good of the country But it s unsettling that street preachers rant on with dire warnings about the evils of the magical Academy, and besides, Charlotte has other plans for her life she s a talented commercial ...

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    I m on a bit of a roll lately with liking the latest offerings from authors I ve read before.It s 1850 and England s industrial revolution owes everything to the Royal Society of Esoteric Studies The mages are powerful and wealthy, but they have little freedom and are forbidden to marry or pursue anything other than magic So Charlotte Gunn is absolutely determined that no one will find out that she s both a mage and a powerful one But when her father runs into financial trouble and her brothe I m on a bit of a roll lately with liking the latest offerings from authors I ve read before.It s 1850 and England s industrial revolution owes everything to the Royal Society of Esoteric Studies The mages are powerful and wealthy, but they have little freedom and are forbidden to marry or pursue anything other than magic So Charlotte Gunn is absolu...

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    Read all my reviews on Brother s Ruin was a wonderful short book and a great start to the Industrial Magic series, which kept myself asking only one thing Where When can I get the next one and Is it going to be a full length book Okay, these are in fact multiple things but certainly show my enthusiasm It had everything in it to make it a very nice read for me Set in a Victorian England with a Royal Society which enlists everyone with magical abilities,Read all my reviews on Brother s Ruin was a wonderful short book and a great start to the Industrial Magic series, which kept myself asking only one thing Where When can I get the next one and Is it going to be a full length book Okay, these are in fact multiple things but certainly show my enthusiasm It had everything in it to make it a very nice...

  9. says:

    In this gaslamp fantasy, Charlotte is a powerful mage who has hidden her abilities for years to avoid being taken by the Royal Society of Esoteric Arts Her brother, Benjamin, who has much weaker magical abilities, turns himself in to the Royal Society in the hope that the monetary compensation that his family would receive could save them from destitution But without the help of Charlotte, he s in danger of being worth very little money or worse, punished for lying to the Royal Society.This is In this gaslamp fantasy, Charlotte is a powerful mage who has hidden her abilities for years to avoid being taken by the Royal Society of Esoteric Arts Her brother, Benjamin, who has much weaker magical abilities, turns himself in to the Royal Society in the hope that the monetary compensation that his family would receive could save them from destitution But without the help of Charlotte, he s in danger of being worth very little money or worse, punished for lying to the Royal Society.This is an incredibly quick read, but you will get to kno...

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    4.5For a novella, the author does pack quite a lot in this story This magic based 1850 setting is fascinating, mixing just enough historical details with fantasy Charlotte is a very likeable heroine, spirited, kind, loyal, courageous and adventurous I loved that her family, parents and brother, are all decent people who really care for each other After just the first few sentences, I was hooked in her narration, totally engrossed Brother Ruin gives us enough to satisfy the reader in this sh 4.5For a novella, the author does pack quite a lot in this story This magic based 1850 setting is fascinating, mixing just enough historical details with fantasy Charlotte is a very likeable heroine, spirited, kind, loyal, courageous and adventurous I loved that her family, parents and brother, are all decent people who really care for each other After just the first few sen...

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