Gaslamp Fantasy Excerpt: The Order of the Dark Rose Part 1

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Read the opening excerpt from the new gaslamp fantasy from P. H. Solomon’s The Order of the Dark Rose, Volume 1 of The Cursed Mage Case Files, highlighting the opening with Wishton Ackford’s reaction to oddities out of nowhere.

Last Monday’s post, ODR Character Spotlight: A Wish and a Prayer, highlighted Wishton Ackford (Wish), the narrator of the first book of The Cursed Mage Case Files, The Order of the Dark Rose. The post focused on Wish’s perspective as a non-mage and his struggles to cope with the dangers of magical investigations. This is an issue for Wish from the very beginning so I thought I would share a short excerpt from the beginning of the book (after the prologue), The Case of the Disgraced Sniffer:

Speaking with a wall never entered my mind when I rolled out of my cot that morning. Fate twisted around oddities…

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