Review: The Deathsniffer’s Assistant

Title: The Deathsniffer’s Assistant Author: Kate McIntyre Publication: July 13, 2015 by Curiosity Quills Press Genre: Fantasy I received a copy of this book for an honest review from the publisher Curiosity Quills Press through NetGalley. Overview Set in an alternate world where magic, once predominant, is now on the decline , The Deathsniffer’s Assistant is an intriguing and eclectic mix of magic and mystery with a hint of steampunk. The main protaganist, Christopher Buckley is a 19 year old orphan whose parents have been dead for 6 years . They, along with hundreds more, met their demise in the Floating City incident where spiritbinding backkfired, resulting in a catastrophe. He as the older sibling is faced with the responsibilty of taking care of his 13 year old sister Rosemary on an ever dwindling budget. Rosemary has this increasingly rare, valued and sought after ability called spiritbinding and this in a society where people are ‘categorised’ based on their magical abilitiesĀ  and mythical creatures are forced into servitude with the help of these spiritbinders . Cognizant of the dangers involved in her being discovered at such a tender age, Christopher tries to prevent her from using her abilities in such a way as to cause discovery., which was becoming increasingly difficult since she is a headstrong girl. Christopher is very much concerned with his societal standing and wants to...

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