"You fool. You have known the glory of the Teuton priest. For the rest of your life, you will want a priest. There is no hope for you now."
Can't say I expected this. All I wanted was to take a quick trip to medieval Europe to witness the fall of the Teutons, but a band of warriors attacked me and my travel buddies minutes after we got here. One of them murdered my cousin, and now her boyfriend Joel is heartbroken. And if that wasn't bad enough, we've lost the power to open time's gateway. That means we're trapped here, a thousand years in the past.
Now Joel and I have to assimilate with people who sneer at outsiders. They're suspicious of me, too. Well, most of them are. The city archivist, Augustin von Bayern, has offered to teach me the darker side of magic. Of course he's the handsomest man in town—and his intelligence tantalizes me in ways I've never known. I guess if I'm stuck in the past, I might as well go all in, right?
But it just so happens that Augustin worships a demon in his spare time . . . .
*If you like dark paranormal fantasies with secret societies, forbidden love, tough choices, and unexpected twists, this is for you. MYSTIC PASSAGE is full length (150K words), is book two of six in His Name Was Augustin series, and ends on a cliffhanger. The series is sequential, but each book can be read and enjoyed on its own.
**Reader Discretion: This book is recommended for 18+ due to profanity, sexual situations, graphic violence, and mature themes.
This is my favorite book in this series thus far. It is a lot more fast-paced than Book 1, which was mainly a lead up book, and there is good character development in this book. The romance aspect gets going in this book. I’m looking forward to Book 3.
This just might be one of the best purchases you make all year, unless you start with book one. Then you’ll have made two excellent purchases.
I can’t praise C.L.Carhart’s work enough. I thoroughly enjoyed this, and I have no doubts you will, too!