Apprentice magician Crispin Tredarloe returns to London to find his master dead, and his papers sold. Papers with secrets that could spell death. Crispin needs to get them back before anyone finds out what he's been doing, or what his magic can do.
Crispin tracks his quarry down to waste paper dealer Ned Hall. He needs help, and Ned can’t resist Crispin’s pleading—and appealing—looks. But can the waste-man and the magician prevent a disaster and save Crispin’s skin?
A 16,000 word story set in the Charm of Magpies world, and a prequel to the novel Rag and Bone (March 2016). This story was first published as part of the Charmed & Dangerous anthology.
A Queer Trade
What a trip!😁. I enjoyed this little romp. It was scary, fun, adventurous & even romantic (in a way). I’d have liked it to have had a little more romance or sexiness between the main characters, though. I laughed & worried while reading it & that let’s me know that I was enjoying the story.
This was my first, but I will look for more KJ Charles books to read.
Fast intro to the world
A couple of fellows falling for each other under a great deal of pressure. Short story, mutual attraction, panic, screaming, undead fish... good stuff. Now to get the story this is prequel to!