Title: The Confectioner’s Guild. (Book One The Confectioner Chronicles)
Author: Claire Luana
Published: Live Edge Publishing
Release: 23rd October 2018
“A magic cupcake. A Culinary killer. The perfect recipe for murder.”
I gobbled this delicious story up in a day, I was hooked right from the beginning and could not put it down. Many thanks to NetGalley for getting me an advanced copy of this beauty. Fast paced, lots of twists and a dash of scrumptious romance made for the perfect tale of confectionery delights! It’s not often you find a book that combines two of your passions, The Confectioner’s Guild satisfied my love for baking sweets treats with my love for magical mystery novels!
Our main character Wren, has had a hard life full of bad luck. The only thing she knows for sure is that she is an incredible confectioner whose sweet treats work wonders. What she doesn’t know is that she can work magic through her baking! Wren is approached at the shop she works at by a strange man who whisks her away. She is introduced to the head of The Confectioner’s Guild and told of her magical powers. Barely used to the idea, given only seconds to process, the head of the Guild falls dead before her, poisoned by her own cupcake and now she stands accused of murder! A turn of events I definitely wasn’t expecting. In a whole new world with no friends she must learn how to use her magic properly and figure out who has framed her for murder. She only has a few weeks before the King and his headsman arrive, she starts to make friends but she doesn’t know who she can trust. The inspector on the case takes a special interest with her, they become close and together with her new friends search for whoever framed Wren. They uncover many secrets and a conspiracy that runs deep within the Guilds, they must stick together if they’re all to survive!
I loved so many of the characters in this book and was so thrilled to find out this is only the first book in a series. I can’t wait to see where the story goes now and how the relationships develop. Claire has created an intricately powerful world that I yearn to be part of. She is the perfect amount of descriptive which makes envisioning the scenes so spectacularly enjoyable. You feel for Wren straight away and want nothing more than for her to succeed and for the person who framed her to go down!
The Pre-Order swag and giveaway includes:
- Four recipe cards with recipes from the book
- High res signed digital poster
- High res digital maps of the Western Reaches and the City of Maradis
- Folks who claim their pre-order bonuses will also receive entry in a giveaway to win:
- (1) signed paperback copy of The Confectioner’s Guild;
- (1) $10 Amazon gift card;
- (5) 9 ounce Character candles from The Confectioner’s Guild;
- (10) Autographed bookmarks!
Be sure to subscribe to Claire Luana’s website here: Claire Luana Home
Once you’ve gobbled up Book One you’ll no doubt want to pre-order Book Two which is being released on the 19th November 2018, so here’s the link for that too: The Confectioner’s Coup
Rating out of 10: 10!