This is a review of “Buying Trouble” by Karen Chance. It is a novella that takes place in the same book-verse as the Dorina Basarab Series and the Cassandra Palmer Series. It is a companion to “Midnight’s Daughter“, book 1 in the Dorina Basarab Series. It can be found in the anthology “On The Prowl”, but is also available for purchase on its own as an ebook.
As this novella is a part of a series, the following review may reveal some details of the novels in the series. This applies most to the novel “Midnight’s Daughter“, first novel in the Dorina Basarab Series. Do not read if you intend to read this series in the future and don’t want to know of any potential plot spoilers.
Claire Lachesis is a projective null. This means that she can by will, nullify any magic within a certain radius. Nulls are in demand from the magical community, not only for their unique ability, but also because their power can be drained and transferred into an object, thereby creating a kind of weapon, which unfortunately, kills the null.
Claire’s had some family problems, there’s a tricky inheritance issue and her cousin Sebastian wants her out of the picture, preferably permanently (a-hole!). She’s been able to hide from him so far, bringing in money by working at a dodgy auction house that specialises in magic items. But the auction house won’t be a safe place for long, and Claire has to save her hide by running off with a strange (if cute) Fey.
If you’ve ever wanted to know more about Claire’s whereabouts and adventures while reading “Midnight’s Daughter” then this is just what you’ve been looking for. It was a great little novella, which gave the reader a really big insight into Claire. I also liked reading about how she and Heidar met. It’s humorous and touching and just as action-packed as the Dorina Basarab and Cassandra Palmer Series.
For more information on the timeline of the Dorina Basarab Series and the Cassandra Palmer Series (and associated short stories) please follow this link. (Found on Karen Chance’s official website).