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  • Title: Larkspur, or A Necromancer's Romance (Stories of Clandestina, #1) (The Larkspur Series, #1)
  • Author: V.M. Jaskiernia
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  • Page: 455
  • Format: Kindle Edition

  • Childhood love, forbidden magic, and a goddess of death.A romance is reignited when Pierre Salvador returns to court, now a surgeon and ready to take up his duties as duc But his love, family, and friends are unaware of his dealings with Mora, the Lady of Death Striving to know all the physical and mystical means of controlling life, and ending it, he became a suitor toChildhood love, forbidden magic, and a goddess of death.A romance is reignited when Pierre Salvador returns to court, now a surgeon and ready to take up his duties as duc But his love, family, and friends are unaware of his dealings with Mora, the Lady of Death Striving to know all the physical and mystical means of controlling life, and ending it, he became a suitor to the daimon in return for her knowledge and power With one final task he become a lord of death, but will Mora let him go
    V.M. Jaskiernia
    V M Jaskiernia writes dark fantasy romance in the her world of Noctuina She s been writing for ten years, and worldbuilding for a few She is influenced by mythology, fairy tales, modern fantasy, horror, and history.Her stories are sorted by which part of the world they take place in, what magic and fantastical creatures live in that realm Clandestina a Victorian esque France England has the dark magic of necrocr ft, Astrarctia mediaeval eastern northern Europe is a realm where werewolves were once in power, and some people in Ibella mediaeval Italy Venice can cross to the plane of Dreams and Nightmares.Her first series The Larkspur series Clandestina follows the duc of Piques, Pierre Salvador, as he consorts with the Lady of Death and courts the Lady Elizabeth Anne at the same time Volume one, Larkspur, is out and volume two, Delphinium, is being written.To receive emails with story excerpts, publication dates, and promotional days, please join the mailing list eepurl P2FITEmail her personally at vmjaskiernia gmailHer blog is vmjaskiernia.wordpress


    Ryan McCulloch
    Let me preface this review by saying I am not the intended audience. Romance fiction is not my thing typically, but since the author is someone I know I have an obligation to be honest. I read the book, and I didn't enjoy it. I want to explain why, and not limply. This is something I've given a great deal of thought and I know how important it is for honesty. Don't misunderstand me: this doesn't mean I think all of the other reviews are dishonest, exactly, but I do think this book lacks a certai [...]

    Unusual magic (necromancy and healing) set in a Gothic pseudo-European court.It started off strong and I liked the language, but that quickly fell away. There's no tension whatsoever, so it ended up being a series of Events Happening rather than any build up or plot foreshadowing. It also just ends. No resolution or cliffhanger, just the end of a chapter: this makes it very clearly a section of a longer work rather than a self-contained story or teaser intro.

    Hiu Gregg
    This was an interesting book. Particularly interesting since it's something that I probably wouldn't have picked up outside of the /r/fantasy Resident Authors bookclub. It seems to have been inspired by victorian-era France, and features some soft necromancy-based magic - although there are different types of magic that exist in the world.Our main character is Pierre, a Duc and a necromancer. And, believe it or not, a large part of A Necromancer's Romance focuses on the romance between Pierre an [...]

    It's really hard to review this story. It was interesting, and it had characters that seemed like they could also be interesting. But then the story is over and you realize this is just the first few chapters of an actual book. A book that isn't done yet. I would have enjoyed this a lot more if it was an actual book and not a fifth of a book. I understand it's a novella but usually those are self contained. This is absolutely NOT self contained. As a result we get something with no climax, so it [...]

    Marilyn Peake
    LARKSPUR: A NECROMANCER’S ROMANCE by V. M. Jaskiernia is a beautifully written Dark Fantasy novelette. According to the author, it is the first published story set in the land of Clandestina, a Victorian-esque France/England. Clandestina has some of the best healers around. Doctors there are skilled in medicine and surgery. This land is also rich with magic and has portals into Faery.The story begins when Pierre Salvador, the duc of Piques, returns home from medical school, having graduated on [...]

    Nikki Landis
    I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this little novella about a necromancer and his powers. Not at all what I expected and I think that is why I enjoyed it so much. I've read a few books with a dark storyline such as this but the unique twist was refreshing. My only complaint is that it is too short and ended abruptly. I want more!If you like dark paranormal romance and magical characters this one is an interesting read. I wish the author had given us more about this world he has given his w [...]

    Kayla Krantz
    The world-building within Larkspur is absolutely beautiful and so very, very well done that we can see into this Victorian world as if we’re there. With a unique magic system and twisted ambitions, this short story is a very compelling read that to me is very reminisce of Edgar Allen Poe. I can’t wait to see what the next volume has to offer!

    M.R. Graham
    A+ worldbuilding. The parallel-earth setting is absolutely beautiful and feels cohesive rather than hotchpotch, which is always a risk when mixing artifacts from various cultures. The magic system is gorgeously horrifying, and our protagonist simultaneously gentlemanly and creepy enough to toe the line between hero and antihero.My only complaint is that this is more a scene than a complete story, but I understand the full-length novel is coming very soon (I have already preordered it!), so it wo [...]

    It was a short but intense read, a good introduction to Clandestina's world but left me wanting moreMore answers, more explanations, moreI hope the next book will hold the answers as well as what will happen next to the sweet and beautiful Lizzy

    Linda Acaster
    Dark Fantasy, even DF Romance, can cover a multitude of dubious landscapes, but Larkspur proved a frisson of delight with its twisted reflection of the Age of Enlightenment.Despite the quasi-European aristocratic setting of grand house, footmen and gardens by moonlight, the author does not attempt to weigh the story with description. Instead she uses deft touches to ignite readers’ own internal picture-scapes thus creating visual backdrops unique to each reader. For a new writer this shows an [...]

    J.P. Wilder
    This book is in the Fantasy genre, in particular it is a dark fantasy romance. Now, normally, I am not a romance person, but I took a shine to this one because it was about a necromancer and not your typical vamp fiction—not that I don’t love vamps, mind you. But this one looked unique.I was not wrong. I was very happy I picked up this book.It was very unique and I enjoyed the book very much. You won’t be disappointed if you like the general feel of dark fiction, but are looking for someth [...]

    Mike Kern
    A tale that so very easily straddles the genres of Dark Fantasy and Romance, Larkspur has a little for everyone. The magic within this short novelette intrigues and grabs hold, making you want to learn more about its inner workings, limits and consequences. All of this is contained within the framework of a young man rediscovering his love for an old friend. More complicated than a mere tale of romance, the world of Larkspur is full of fine nuances that are well worth taking the time to digest. [...]

    Kerry O'Dea
    Larkspur is a dark fantasy mixed with historical fiction and some pretty awesome characters. Pierre Salvador has just graduated medical school and has returned home for a party in his honor. He has eyes for only one woman, Lady Elizabeth. They dance the night away, and then suddenly Pierre starts to feel ill. Little does anyone know, Pierre has been completing tasks for the lady of death, Mora.This short novel was awesome. It was full of twists and surprises that had me on the edge of my seat. I [...]

    Green Butterfly
    I have to be honest, this was my first necromancer book. AS I first began to read this book, I was a bit concerned I was not going to be able to get into it. However, with each page I turned, I was sucked into the story even more. It is a very unique story, that you just feel the need to have more of. I scored it a 4 because I felt their could have been a little more character development. There were times I felt a bit confused because I did not understand what was going on. I feel some back sto [...]

    Behind the proprieties of a Victorian society are those testing the limits of legality and morality with a power beyond most. And yet for as much as they grant him, Pierre's clandestine abilities can come with near crippling side effects, as well as the fear of discovery by those who would find such acts unsavory. But how will Pierre handle his blossoming romance with Elizabeth, keeping his necromancy hidden, and teaching his arcane powers to a new student? A story shrouded in mystery and compel [...]

    Christie Casuga Nguyen
    A Short Story but Vast WorldThe story is a quick read, under 20,000 words. The style, narrative voice, proper writing mechanics that you probably won't find in other selfie published books is here, and is merited. I can name you the three main characters, although its been a day or two since I read it. I can give you plotlines as well. Was I immersed? No. This is due to the nature of a short story and it's limitations. I did speak with the author. I told her in a ballsy way that I felt she held [...]

    Ashe Armstrong
    I'd heard about this story and seen that it'll be leading into a much bigger book (possibly already out as I write this) and when it went on sale, I grabbed it. I liked things about it. The world feels really interesting and the titular necromancy feels unique (admittedly I haven't read tons of things with necromancy). Some of the moral ambiguity about becoming a necromancer while having your own code is cool too. Unfortunately, I didn't really like the prose style. At the same time, it fits rea [...]

    Noël Cades
    A strange and beautiful story of love and very dark magic. There is something dreamlike about it, as though the whole story could be a nightmare of death and life, sleep and wake. There were moments when Elizabeth and Pierre recalled Madeline and Porphyro in Keats' The Eve of St Agnes. There is a bitter chill in Larkspur, but it is also painted with jewel-like colours, secrecy and passion.The magic system - "necrocraeft" - reminded me of Garth Nix's Abhorsen series, and fans of those books may f [...]

    Larkspur had just the right amount of new take and familiar references to make it easy and fun to get drawn into this world. It's definitely spooky romance rather than high fantasy with a love story, and there's not a darn thing wrong with that. She was also able to tell enough of the story and world in a short novella to make it accessible to try out a new author but compelling enough that I'd gladly pre-order the next few books. Each new character twist where I thought I knew where she was goi [...]

    I was very happy that I picked up this on amazon. In the realm of fantasy/romance, it is on the dark side.This book is as beautiful as the flower it is named after.Larkspur is a simple, beautiful, and slightly twisted love story. My imagination came to life with the images that Jaskiernia created. The author has a way with words that I am excited to see expanded upon in the sequel. I wish that the story was a full length novel, I want to keep reading and falling in love with these characters. I [...]

    I began this story just a short while ago, and couldn't stop reading until I finished it. A very good little tale that shows a lot of imagination. Can't wait to find out what happens next in this series.

    Tom Wright
    Not my normal genre (romantic).

    E. Sánchez
    It was a bit like Pushing Daisies with Ned, the pie maker as Pierre, the necrocraefter.

    Stella Williams
    A quick and easy read with a refreshing new take on the paranormal. Can't wait to see what's in store for part two.

    I hate rating books where I know I am going to dock stars only because the content is something I don’t always enjoy and for this story (other than a few minor things) a lot of my rating is based around the fact that I don’t read a lot of necromancer books, because they really have never been my thing. Saying all that- What I did enjoy about this, was the writing. It suited the story, it added atmosphere to the setting, the conversation flowed and the whole thing had this weird, dark but pre [...]

    This is the beginning of a lovely, perhaps haunting, gothic fantasy story. There's a lot to enjoy about this novella (or novelette) so don't be put off by the 3 star rating. I knocked a star off for it being more of an introduction to a novel/world than a self-contained complete story arc. I truly do look forward to reading the sequel/full novel when it's released (soon)!The things I enjoyed about the book deserve to be mentioned. First, the magic system which is mostly based on necromancy, at l [...]

    C.A. King
    This Short Story is set in what appears to be a fantasy setting of an Old-English Court - one in which magic exists and necromancy is illegal, but practiced.Enjoyable writing, likable characters, interesting story, but something was missing. Overall this was a four star read with such great potential to be a five star, it was almost disappointing when it fell short. I wanted more or at least the indication of the direction the story would go in the future. I wanted to know more about the magic a [...]

    Angela Lockwood
    This was a very short read, but it left me intrigued as much as uncomfortable. The world of Clandestina is an unusual world where humans, Fae, and magic exists. Pierre Salvador is a Duc and a newly qualified surgeon and this is the bit that made me uncomfortable; our romantic lead dabbles in necromancy, he not only communicates with Mora/Death but actually crosses briefly to her realm to gain healing powers. Taking a human life to heal himself was a bit of a gasping moment. (But death does not a [...]

    B. Sinsational
    This. Ook really gave me trouble, its well written, has a good story, good characters. Intriguing plot, wa supernatural connection,and still this was the first book i ever encountered that despite having all it takes it didnt appeal to me. It triggered a odd reaction, and my immediate thought was that i didnt like it. Ive been wondering why, but I. Cant come up with an answer. For most it would be a goodbread, so Ill chalk it up to personal dissonance with this book.

    Great story, can't wait to read the next one!I read this book by downloading it through InstaFreebie. InstaFreebie is a website that is free for your use to download and read ebook a for free. In order to download the book, you have to subscribe to the author's newsletter, and depending on the author, you can get several emails a month. Great site, I am looking forward to reading some other books from this site.

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