In an America controlled by wizards and 100 years behind on women’s rights, Beatrix Harper counts herself among the resistance. Peter Blackwell, the only wizard her town has ever produced, is part of the magiocracy she’s opposing.

In the four weeks before their worlds collide, she gets her first glimpse of how the magiocracy fights back—and he must decide how far he’s willing to go to correct a terrible mistake.

Clandestine, a 12,000-word prequel to the Clandestine Magic trilogy, is exclusively for my newsletter subscribers. Sign up here to get it and other cool extras, including Contariwise, three short stories in the Opposite of Magic universe.

This was an amazing prequel to Subversive and the rest of the Clandestine Magic trilogy. I loved reading the build up to the events of the first book.

The author including a countdown to the beginning of Subversive was inspired. It gave me a thrill of the time counting down to something, as well as giving Peter’s side of the story a bit more anxiety.

I read this prequel after finishing the trilogy, but I think it is enough to get other readers hooked. Knowing the events of the trilogy didn’t cause me to enjoy this more, if anything I had more anticipation to the events leading up to the longer tale of Beatrix and Peter.

Other book reviews of the Clandestine Magic series:

Subversive (book 1)

Radical (book 2)

Revolutionary (book 3)

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