This is a review of the Kit Marlowe short “The Queen’s Witch” by Karen Chance. It is a short story belonging to the world of the Dorina Basarab and Cassandra Palmer Series. Chronologically, this short takes place before the either series even begins, and can be read at any time. You can download a (free!) copy of the short here, on Karen Chance’s official website.
It is Elizabethan England and Gillian Urswick is a coven witch. It’s not a good time to be such. She’s recently escaped from being held captive by The Circle, and she’s looking for safe passage out of England for herself and her daughter Elinor.
Unfortunately for Gillian, the mages are not done with her. Nor is a certain vampire named Kit Marlowe. Marlowe has a proposition for Gillian to consider, and it might just be worth her while.
This was not my favourite Karen Chance short, but it was still an entertaining read.
For more information on the timeline of the Cassandra Palmer Series and the Dorina Basarab Series (and associated short stories) please follow this link. (Found on Karen Chance’s official website).