Arcane Society

15 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 5,213 ratings

Second Sight Publisher's Summary

In financial straits and on a sure path to spinsterhood, Venetia Milton thought her stay at the remote, ramshackle Arcane House, far from society's prying eyes, would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engineer her own ravishment. She was there to photograph the relics and artifacts collected by a highly secretive organization, founded two centuries earlier by an eccentric alchemist. And the alchemist's descendant - her employer, Mr. Gabriel Jones - had the eyes of a sorcerer....

After a night to remember, Venetia is prepared to cherish the memories of her romantic encounter and move on, but she is shattered when, shortly after their night together, she reads of Jones's death in the papers. As a private tribute to her one-time lover, she adopts the name "Mrs. Jones" and the guise of a respectable widow, and embarks on a new career as a fashionable photographer in London, where her unique ability to "see" beyond her subjects and capture that quality in her photography makes her photographs highly prized.

But her romantic whim causes unexpected trouble. For one thing, Mr. Jones is about to stride, living and breathing, back into her life. And the bonds that tie them together include more than just the memory of passion; Venetia's special "double vision" has caught the attention of someone Mr. Jones is tracking - someone who will go to any lengths, even murder, to possess an ancient, extraordinary secret that has been lost for centuries. Someone who believes that as the "wife" of Mr. Jones, Venetia is the key.

Now, as she introduces Gabriel about town as her miraculously back-from-the-dead "husband," Venetia must join him in a perilous quest to track down a dangerous opponent who manages to stay one step ahead. As they explore the darker, wilder underbelly of the modern, scientific Victorian world, they must see through society's illusions - or this time, Gabriel Jones may not be coming from the dead, and neither may Mrs. Jo...

©2006 Amanda Quick (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Second Sight

    • Arcane Society, Book 1
    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 657
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 460
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 470

    In financial straits and on a sure path to spinsterhood, Venetia Milton thought her stay at the remote, ramshackle Arcane House, far from society's prying eyes, would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engineer her own ravishment. She was there to photograph the relics and artifacts collected by a highly secretive organization, founded two centuries earlier by an eccentric alchemist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great storyline, too!!

    • By Susan on 03-25-10

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • White Lies

    • Arcane Society, Book 2
    • By: Jayne Ann Krentz
    • Narrated by: David Colacci, Kathy Garver
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 262
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264

    Relationships are challenging enough for most single over-30 women. For level-10 parasensitive Clare Lancaster, they're a minefield. The elite few who know her secret call her a human lie detector, and any falsehood, no matter how subtle or well hidden, sets her blood racing. Over the years, Clare has come to accept that someone with her extraordinary talents is unlikely to find a suitable mate. But a murder investigation with an unusual man may change that.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • It's on the bottom of my list

    • By Spitfire on 02-26-09

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  • Book 3

    • Sizzle and Burn

    • Arcane Society, Book 3
    • By: Jayne Ann Krentz
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242

    Being called creepy can be hard on your self-esteem - even for an attractive, independent woman like Raine Tallentyre. That's what happened when she made the mistake of revealing her paranormal abilities, bringing her most recent romantic relationship to a hasty end.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sizzle is a definite overstatment.

    • By Brenda on 06-01-08

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  • Book 4

    • The Third Circle

    • Arcane Society, Book 4
    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    Leona Hewitt, disguised in men's formal evening clothes, has secretly made her way into Lord Delbridge's private museum to recover a relic stolen from her family years ago. But someone else is there in the dimly lit gallery, on the same errand: a tall, black-cloaked man whose very voice is enough to put her in a trance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing

    • By carmen fierro on 02-28-09

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  • Book 5

    • Running Hot

    • Arcane Society, Book 5
    • By: Jayne Ann Krentz
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 421
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237

    Ex-cop Luther Malone, lifelong member of the secretive paranormal organization known as the Arcane Society, is waiting to meet Grace Renquist. Hired as an aura-reading consultant in the quest for a murder suspect, she's got zero field experience. She's from tiny Eclipse Bay, Oregon. She's a librarian, for heaven's sake.

    As for Grace, she's not expecting much either from Malone, who walks with a cane and isn't so good with a gun. Nice resumé for a bodyguard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Arcane Society story.

    • By Roberta Rothwell on 02-28-09

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 6

    • The Perfect Poison

    • Arcane Society, Book 6
    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 401
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247

    Plagued by rumors that she poisoned her fiancé, Lucinda Bromley manages to live on the fringes of polite society, tending her beloved plants - and occasionally consulting on a murder investigation. For the notorious botanist possesses a unique talent: she can detect almost any type of poison, especially ones that have their origins in the botanical kingdom.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bad Editing/Directing

    • By Joie on 12-13-09

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    • The Perfect Poison

    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Plagued by rumours that she poisoned her fiancé, Lucinda Bromley lives on the fringes of polite society, tending her beloved plants - and occasionally consulting on a murder investigation. But the death of a lord has shaken Lucinda to her core. At the murder scene, she picks up traces of a poison containing a very rare species of fern - stolen from her conservatory just last month.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favourite Amanda Quick story

    • By Rachel on 11-09-15

    Regular price: $20.96

  • Book 7

    • Fired Up

    • Book One of the Dreamlight Trilogy
    • By: Jayne Ann Krentz
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 583
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 328

    More than three centuries ago, Nicholas Willows irrevocably altered his genetic makeup in an obsession-fueled competition with alchemist and Arcane Society founder, Sylvester Jones. Driven to control their psychic abilities, each man's decision has reverberated throughout the family line, rewarding some with powers beyond their wildest dreams, and cursing others to a life filled with madness and hallucinations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It is one of the best books I have read on audile

    • By Michele on 01-22-11

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  • Book 8

    • Burning Lamp

    • Book Two of the Dreamlight Trilogy
    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253

    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 madness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Story is great- narration poor

    • By Anne on 05-05-10

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    • Burning Lamp

    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Plagued by hallucinations and nightmares, notorious crime lord Griffin Winters is convinced he has the Winters' Curse, which strikes the Winters man who inherits the Burning Lamp – a device of unknown powers. If so, Griffin is destined to develop multiple talents – and madness. Instincts that helped him survive the streets and rise to power draw him to Adelaide Pyne.

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  • Book 9

    • Midnight Crystal

    • By: Jayne Castle
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 533
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393

    Adam Winters has enough responsibility as the new head of the local Ghost Hunter Guild without being saddled with the family curse. He’s convinced his recent nightmares and hallucinations will lead to him becoming a psychic rogue — unless he can find a stolen relic and a woman who can read dreamlight. andMarlowe Jones rides into his life on a motorcycle and with a dust bunny at her side. Though a descendant of the rival Arcane family, she’s just what Adam needs.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Jayne 5, Tanya 4, Tanya's male voice 1

    • By Irisandu2 on 09-22-10

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  • Book 9.5

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  • Book 10

    • In Too Deep

    • Arcane Society, Book 10
    • By: Jayne Ann Krentz
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269

    Scargill Cove is the perfect place for Fallon Jones, confirmed recluse and investigator of the paranormal. It’s a hot spot, a convergence point for unusually strong currents of energy, which might explain why the town attracts misfits and drifters like moths to a flame. Now someone else has been drawn to the Cove – Isabella Valdez, on the run from some very dangerous men.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Oh well, I enjoyed it.

    • By BA in LA on 02-22-11

    Regular price: $25.89

  • Book 11

    • Quicksilver

    • An Arcane Society Novel, Book 11
    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276

    Virginia Dean wakes at midnight beside a dead body, with a bloody knife in her hand and no memory of the evening’s events. Dark energy, emanating from the mirrors lining the room, overpowers her senses. With no apparent way in or out, she’s rescued by a man she’s met only once before, but won’t soon forget.... Owen Sweetwater inherited his family’s talent for hunting the psychical monsters who prey on London’s women and children, and his investigation into the deaths of two glass-readers has led him here.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Same old same old

    • By Aryn on 04-29-11

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  • Book 12

    • Canyons of Night

    • Book Three of the Looking Glass Trilogy
    • By: Jayne Castle
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 331

    Growing up on Rainshadow, Charlotte Enright knew better than to ever go into the Preserve, until that one fateful night with Slade Attridge - a night neither of them would forget. Attridge - a night neither of them would forget. Now, 15 years later, both have returned to the island: Charlotte to take over her late aunt’s antiques shop and Slade to fill the police chief’s position. Able to read auras, Charlotte senses something amiss in Slade, but that doesn’t stop her from wanting him - again.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It is what it is

    • By Aryn on 09-09-11

    Regular price: $20.99