"You'll be the One Enchanted"
A play on what if magic existed in Regency England,
Kennedy's clever Relics of Merlin series continues this
in a rural castle setting. A castle plagued with unsettled
Baronet of Grimspell and alpha-were of the shape-shifter
wolves, Nicodemus is in search of the "black wolf" who
slaughtered his finance. His second problem involves his
brother Royden, who is being haunted by ghosts to the point
of making him terribly ill.
While Nico swears to take care of finding his finance's
killer, he hires a medium to humor his brother, believing
the hauntings are all in Royden's mind and hoping the ghost
expert can snap him back to health.
However Nico didn't plan on the medium being compelling or
unconventionally unpredictable and determined in her job
ability to see and interact with ghosts. And just what do
these ghosts have to do with the "black dog" anyway?
As intriguing as the storyline is, it's once again Ms.
Kennedy's ability to create original heartfelt characters
that shines. Ghost hunter Philomena is a wonderful package
of contradictions who's not afraid to grab life by the
horns. The older woman/younger man relationship between her
and Nico is superb with all the doubts, passions, what-will-
people-think scenarios dealt with. These are two you really
want to see together.
Enchanting the Beast is a "don't miss" installment within
this imaginative series.
Reviewed by Clover Autrey
Posted June 8, 2009