Allarde, a gorgeous, wealthy noble has hidden his true nature. Discover his diary and witness his sudden fall from grace.My Thoughts: Intriguing, but I felt like my understanding of what was going on would have benefited from a little more backstory. While this is admittedly a very short story and there wasn't a lot of time for all sorts of crazy exposition, I was a bit confused as to why magic was so looked down upon by the nobility.
I did like the journal-style entries and the glimpses it gave us into the character of Allarde. I thought the secondary characters were interesting. I think the covers for books 1 and 2 are gorgeous. I guess I wanted more. More information. More explanation.
All this wanting tells me that this story got me interested in the other books in the series. Which is a good thing.
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