Jayne Ann Krentz or Amanda Quick or her many other names she goes by as an author is one of my favorite authors. She has a particular style of writing that I love to read. As she writes under Amanda Quick those books cater to the Victorian Period which I love and she throws in some paranormal activity. Since I have been following her series of the Arcane Society it is hard to wait sometimes for her books but they are worth the wait.
The Plot of Burning Lamp:
“The Arcane Society was born in turmoil, when the friendship of its two founders evolved into a fierce rivaly. Nicholas Winter’s efforts led to the creation of a device of unknown powers called the Burning Lamp. Each generation, the Winters man who inherits it is destined to develop multiple talents-and the curse of madness.
Plagued by hallucinations and nightmares, the notorious crime lord Griffin Winters is convinced he has been struck with the Winters Curse. But even as he arranges a meeting with the mysterious Adelaide Pyne, he has no idea how closely their fates are bound, for she holds the missing lamp in her possession.
Their dangerous psychical experiment makes them the target of forces both inside and outside the Arcane Society. And though desire strengthens their power, their different lives will keep them apart-if death doesn’t take them together.”
Honestly if you follow or don’t follow the series you will have no problem following this book. It is interesting and intriguing as a crime lord and social reformer are bonded together through this whirlwind adventure. I feel in love with the characters, new and old. It was fun to see again how Krentz created the paranormal world through her romances.
If you like paranormal romances, adventure, paranormal artifacts, the victorian period, and a thrilling mystery then this book might be the book for you.