"Another suspenseful addition to the Arcane Society saga/Dreamlight trilogy set in the Victorian era."
Reviewed by Tanzey Cutter
Posted March 14, 2010
Paranormal Romance | Mystery Arcane
The second installment in the Arcane Society series'
Dreamlight Trilogy takes us to Victorian England where a
descendant of Nicholas Winters believes he's inherited the
foretold Winters Curse. Besieged with horrible nightmares
and hallucinations, crime lord Griffin Winters must not
only find the Burning Lamp, but a woman who can work its
dreamlight energy in order to reverse the psychic madness
of the curse. When he meets a social reformer intent on
shutting down local brothels, he's amazed to find she has
strong psychic powers. Could she be the one to help Griffin
maintain his sanity?
As a young girl, Adelaide Pyne took possession of the
Burning Lamp after surviving a disgusting encounter with an
evil man who wanted to use her dreamlight power for
nefarious reasons. Not knowing exactly what the unusual
artifact was, Adelaide felt it must be important, so she's
kept it hidden for the past 13 years. Upon meeting Griffin
Winters, she now knows the lamp's significance and how it
is to be used. But will the Burning Lamp's power heal or
destroy Griffin? And what does fate have in store for these
two unlikely lovers?
Ms. Quick continues the Dreamlight Trilogy with a mystical
tale sure to please readers of the ongoing Arcane Society
saga, which continually moves between time periods and
locales. Next up for the Burning Lamp artifact is the
futuristic world of Harmony, when the lamp's final mystery,
the secret of the Midnight Crystal, will reveal itself.
The Arcane Society was born in turmoil when the friendship
of its two founders evolved into a fierce rivalry.
Sylvester Jones and Nicholas Winters each sought to enhance
their individual psychic talents. Winters’ efforts led to
the creation of a device of unknown powers called the
Burning Lamp. Each generation the Winters man who inherits
it is destined to develop multiple talents—and the curse of
Plagued by hallucinations and nightmares, notorious crime
lord Griffin Winters is convinced he has been struck with
the Winters Curse. And the instincts that have helped him
survive the streets and rise to power are now drawing him
toward Adelaide Pyne, the bothersome social reformer. But
even as he arranges a meeting with the mysterious woman, he
has no idea how closely their fates are bound, for Adelaide
holds the Burning Lamp in her possession.
A dreamlight reader, Adelaide should be able to manipulate
the Lamp’s light to save both Griffin’s sanity and his
life. But their dangerous psychical experiment makes them
the target of forces both inside and outside of the Arcane
Society. And though desire strengthens their power their
different lives will keep them apart—if death doesn’t take
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