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y separately published work icon Shadowbound single work   novel   fantasy   romance  
Is part of The Dark Arts Bec McMaster 2016 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Shadowbound
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'When a powerful relic goes missing from a secret society that dabbles in the occult, Miss Ianthe Martin is charged with finding it at all costs. She needs help, but all clues point to someone on the inside being the thief. The only sorcerer she knows that can’t possibly be involved, is the very man she saw locked in Bedlam a year ago…

'The mad, bad, dangerous Earl of Rathbourne.

'When the seductive Miss Martin appears in his Bedlam cell, Rathbourne fears he’s finally lost his mind. The devilish sorceress played a hand in his incarceration, and now she comes asking for help? Perhaps she should begin by begging for mercy…

'But Ianthe’s offer of freedom is one he can’t refuse, although he has a clause of his own to add. She may bind him with her power–the only way to still the demons haunting him–but for every day spent under her command, the nights will be his… to wreak delicious revenge on her willing flesh.

'It might have started as a devil’s bargain, but when the trail they’re following reveals a hidden conspiracy, they both realise their bond might just be the only thing to save them.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.




  • Steampunk note: Though it may also be characterised as something of a pseudo Victorian fantasy, this novel's usage of common steampunk tropes, including secret Victorian societies, mysteries, and anachronstic technology mean that steampunk remains also a useful category here.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Victoria,: Lochaber Press , 2016 .
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      Extent: 454p.p.
      • Published 24 May 2016.
      ISBN: 192549103X, 9781925491036
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    United Kingdom (UK),
    Western Europe, Europe,
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