Quicksilver: Book Two of the Looking Glass Trilogy (Arcane Society Series #11)

Quicksilver: Book Two of the Looking Glass Trilogy (Arcane Society Series #11)

by Amanda Quick

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A Victorian glass-reader and a psychic investigator play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a killer in the second installment of the New York Times bestselling Looking Glass Trilogy.

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. The high-society types of the exclusive Arcane Society would consider Virginia an illusionist, a charlatan, even a criminal. But Owen knows better. Virginia’s powers are real—and so is the power she exerts over him simply with her presence. And if her abilities can be relied upon in the midst of great danger, they just might be the key to his investigation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780515150568
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/27/2012
Series: Arcane Society Series , #11
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 133,774
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Amanda Quick is a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz, the author of more than fifty New York Times bestsellers. She writes historical romance novels under the Quick name, contemporary romantic suspense novels under the Krentz name, and futuristic romance novels under the pseudonym Jayne Castle. There are more than 35 million copies of her books in print.

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Quicksilver (Arcane Society Series #11) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 230 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of my favorite books by Jayne Krentz. I discovered her books in my local library years ago and haven't been able to stop reading her yet. I enjoyed the story of Virginia and Owen and felt even without the paranormal angle the story would still have been a good one.
kimba88 More than 1 year ago
I look forward to each new book in this series, and this one was wonderful. As always Quick gives warm loveable characters, suspense, romance and a touch of paranormal..can't wait for book 3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the combination of Victorian and paranormal adventure.
saintmaries More than 1 year ago
I love Amanda Quick books. Truly enjoyed the story line. Can't wait for the next book in the series.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was swept up by this story of Owen Sweetwater's investigation of why Virginia Dean woke up beside the body of a man, with no memory of killing him. She's a glass-reader and two have turned up dead.It's pretty much a paint-by-numbers work for the most part, the only thing that saves it are the characters involved. I do like them all.
elissa_kay on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another great book by Quick/Krentz. This book in the Looking Glass Trilogy involves Owen Sweetwater of the mysterious Sweetwater clan mentioned in previous Arcane books, and newcomer Virginia Dean, a powerful glasslight reader. They team up to investigate the recent murders of two less powerful glasslight readers and get more than they bargained for. In the meantime, they find out that they make quite a good team, both professionally and personally. As the danger gets closer, so does Owen's and Virginia's bond. The characters are both strong and compelling, and Quick has a way of writing that really makes the reader WANT them to be together. Definitely a book for the keeper pile.
SunnySD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Someone is murdering glass-readers. When Virginia Dean wakes up in a mirror-walled room with the bloody corpse of a man she's almost positive she didn't kill, she can feel the dark energy swirling in the glass. Investigator Owen Sweetwater comes to her rescue. Hired by Jones and Jones to investigate the glass-readers' deaths, he's quick to enlist Virginia's talents in his search, but it isn't long before he has a more personal connection in mind.Complete with clever clockwork monstrosities and quick-witted characters, if you like Quick/Krentz, you'll probably like this one, too. The plot is predictable and even the characters are old friends clothed in new names - but it's a fun read for all it's familiarity.
huyen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
good but the books are getting so similar that I thought I had already read it before
phyllis2779 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A carbon copy of all of Krentz's earlier paranormals of this type. I've seen the hero and heroine before, only the names and a few physical characteristics and traits have been changed. I used to love Krentz's books but they are getting so stale. Now I get them from the library when I come across them -- never buy them. I understand that she has a formula but it hasn't to be freshened up somehow. I don't even hope for any historical authenticity.
kmartin802 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The second book in the Looking Glass trilogy moves to England in the 1800s. Virginia Dean uses her talent at seeing images of past events in mirrors to make a living as a psychic. Owen Sweetwater is a member of the famous, secretive Sweetwater family. He is looking for the proper mate to keep his psychic talents from making him insane and decides Virginia is the one. Unfortunately, Virginia has drawn the attention of someone else who wants her psychic powers and Owen has to keep her safe. Typical, enjoyable story by Amanda Quick with strong, independent women and the alpha males who need them.
readinggeek451 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Virginia Dean makes her living as a glass-reader, seeing the images of the dead in mirrors. This makes her a target for a madman who wants to infuse mirrors with psychic energy in order to rule the world. Fortunately for her, Owen Sweetwater is determined to track down said madman, which means protecting her. Fortunately for both of them, there is a strong, immediate attraction between them.An engaging entry in Quick/Krentz/Castle's ongoing Arcane Society series.
susanamper on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As I began reading this book, I kept saying to myself, I've read this before; I'm sure I've read this before. But I was the first at my library to borrow the new book, so i couldn't have read it before. But indeed I had. Amanda Quick (nee Jayne Ann Krentz) is really going by the numbers here. I have enjoyed nearly all of her books, but his is truly sub par. She is out of ideas and should take a year or forever off. I will not be reading the third in this trilogy.
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A satisfying read from beginning to end. I started and couldn't stop
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yoAZ More than 1 year ago
I couldn't tell if I'd read her other books with characters alluded to in this one or just descriptioins and/or reviews; not a lot to distinguish this story line from others. It was still a decent escape read. I did find the wrap-up paragraphs a little rushed.
lysie More than 1 year ago
I loved Quicksilver. The story was well told and interesting. The heroine and hero are always exciting. Can't wait to read the next one.
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