The story is about Sophia Nogard, a “Occult Officer” in a pseudo-Victorian fantasy world where magic exists. She polices the use of magic, including fighting supernatural monsters. She herself (and this isn’t really a spoiler, it’s in the prologue) is the result of an illegal magical experiment, but you don’t learn what the exactly means right off the bat. She gets saddled with a new partner. They have to solve a mystery. It’s like Law & Order meets Harry Potter. It’s just bizarre genre blending, and I like that. The characters are likable, the plot moves at a good clip, and I had a good time. A worthwhile read. I want to see a roleplaying setting based on it, so I can play in this world.
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