A Charm of Magpies

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 709 ratings

The Magpie Lord Publisher's Summary

A lord in danger. A magician in turmoil. A snowball in hell.

Exiled to China for 20 years, Lucien Vaudrey never planned to return to England. But with the mysterious deaths of his father and brother, it seems the new Lord Crane has inherited an earldom. He's also inherited his family's enemies. He needs magical assistance, fast. He doesn't expect it to turn up angry.

Magician Stephen Day has good reason to hate Crane's family. Unfortunately, it's his job to deal with supernatural threats. Besides, the earl is unlike any aristocrat he's ever met, with the tattoos, the attitude...and the way Crane seems determined to get him into bed. That's definitely unusual.

Soon Stephen is falling hard for the worst possible man, at the worst possible time. But Crane's dangerous appeal isn't the only thing rendering Stephen powerless. Evil pervades the house, a web of plots is closing round Crane, and if Stephen can't find a way through it - they're both going to die.

Warning: Contains hot M/M sex between a deeply inappropriate earl and a very confused magician, dark plots in a magical version of Victorian England, family values (not the good kind), and a lot of swearing.

A Charm of Magpies, Book 1

©2013 K. J. Charles (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Magpie Lord

    • By: K. J. Charles
    • Narrated by: Cornell Collins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242

    Exiled for 20 years, Lucien never planned to return to England. But with the mysterious deaths of his father and brother, it seems the new Lord Crane has inherited an earldom. He's also inherited his family's enemies. He needs magical assistance, fast. He doesn't expect it to turn up angry. Magician Stephen Day has good reason to hate Crane's family. Unfortunately, it's his job to deal with supernatural threats. Besides, the earl is unlike any aristocrat he's ever met, with the tattoos, the attitude...and the way Crane seems determined to get him into bed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story and Performance

    • By Riva on 02-03-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • A Case of Possession

    • By: K. J. Charles
    • Narrated by: Cornell Collins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Lord Crane has never had a lover quite as elusive as Stephen Day. He knows Stephen's job as justiciar requires secrecy, but the magician is doing his disappearing act more than seems reasonable - especially since Crane will soon return to his home in China. Then a blackmailer threatens to expose their illicit relationship. And as Stephen investigates a plague of giant rats sweeping London, his sudden increase in power, boosted by his blood-and-sex bond with Crane, is rousing suspicion that he's turned warlock.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deliciously naughty little mysteries

    • By Jason on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Flight of Magpies

    • By: K. J. Charles
    • Narrated by: Cornell Collins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    With the justiciary understaffed, a series of horrifying occult murders to be investigated, and a young student who is flying - literally - off the rails, magical law enforcer Stephen Day is under increasing stress. And his relationship with his aristocratic lover, Lord Crane, is beginning to feel the strain. Crane chafes at the restrictions of England's laws, and there's a worrying development in the blood-and-sex bond he shares with Stephen. A development that makes a sensible man question if they should be together at all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I want more please!

    • By VHB on 01-30-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Jackdaw

    • By: K. J. Charles
    • Narrated by: Cornell Collins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Jonah Pastern is a magician, a liar, a windwalker, a professional thief...and for six months, he was the love of police constable Ben Spenser's life. His betrayal left Ben jailed, ruined, alone, and looking for revenge. Ben is determined to make Jonah pay. But he can't seem to forget what they once shared, and Jonah refuses to let him. Soon Ben is entangled in Jonah's chaotic existence all over again, and they're running together - from the police, the justiciary, and some dangerous people with a lethal grudge against them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ***4.5 Soaring Stars***Breathtaking Narration!!

    • By Imagine Reviews on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Rag and Bone

    • By: K. J. Charles
    • Narrated by: Cornell Collins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Crispin Tredarloe never meant to become a warlock. Freed from his treacherous master, he's learning how to use his magical powers the right way. But it's brutally hard work. Not everyone believes he's a reformed character, and the strain is putting unbearable pressure on his secret relationship with waste-man Ned Hall. Ned's sick of magic. Sick of the trouble it brings, sick of its dangerous grip on Crispin and the miserable look it puts in his eyes, and sick of being afraid that a gentleman magician won't want a street paper-seller forever....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous

    • By VHB on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $19.95