The Mysterious Madam Morpho (Blud #1.5)
ebook, 100 pages
Published: October 2nd 2012 by Pocket Books
We are back, back in the magical land of Sang, with bludbunnies, bludbadgers, circus freaks, and more.... See my 5 Star review of Wicked As They Come #1 in the Blud Series, HERE.
For a little novella Delilah Dawson packs a punch with this inbetweener #1.5 to leave us hungry for adventure, bludbunnies, and more from this group of misfits in this strange traveling circus!
Once again I was whisked away into a land where instead of cute bunnies hopping around they have vampire like bunnies, whom have a thirst for blood. Watch out for these little bugger's as well as the other blud animals and men.
Madam Morpho is smart, sassy, and is caring extra baggage, who isn't, right? We are introduced to this newest edition to Criminy's traveling circus, as she makes a plea to Criminy and Tish to include her in their circus.
Criminy accepts her into the circus and tells her she needs to meet with the reclusive Mr. Murdoch, whom few have ever seen in the flesh. She is in awe of him, and his willingness to assist her in building a set for her circus act of butterflies. Working together draws an atraction for one another that slowly heats up, and as their dark past comes to light, one wonders if this newly forged relationship can survive?
I enjoyed reading this novella, it brought back all the memories of the first book. It was filled with heated passion, slight adventure and a great insight to the other "characters" in the circus.
Reading novella's, for me are either hit or miss. I find some authors have a difficult time with reaching the mark of 100 pages or less and holding my interest, but Miss Dawson did just that with this story. It had me enjoying Madam Morpho and reading about the secrets from her past, as well as unveiling the secretive Mr Murdoch, whom we are first introduced in Wicked As They Come. Mr Murdoch is a clockwork maker/engeineer to the circus and I find him to be a viable character to the group in the circus, who's own dark secrets come to light as we learn more about him in this book.
I'm also looking forward to the next book in this series, Wicked As She Wants.