Her Majesty’s Quill (The Sorceress’ Child Book 1) by Mira Kanehl

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In the historical fiction and magic realism series “The Sorceress’ Child” set in early nineteenth century Hawaii, Delmar Lécuyer, a French surgeon, is drawn into a culture palpably magic. When he finds out about a legend inevitably tied to his existence, he plunges into a web of forbidden beliefs and persecution. But can he, a scientist at heart, really believe the prophecy?

Her Majesty’s Quill, Book 1 in the series
July 1827: The freshly baked French surgeon Delmar Lécuyer steps onto the shores of Honolulu after months on the Pacific, ready to start a new life. Fate, however, has other plans: Faced with dire poverty and the prospect of having to return to sea, he attempts to aid his situation by speaking to the king. Instead, he mistakenly angers the monarchy and plunges into a web of royal agents. Recently stripped of their traditional belief, the crown has converted to Protestantism and taken the islands with them in a dangerous surge of damnation of the old and sacred. And the Catholic missionaries Delmar came with have no place in this plan. When Delmar meets a mysterious woman, he is drawn into a sub-culture rich in mysticism and superstitions, and away from the only people he knows and understands. Is he ready for what faces him now, or is he about to fall for a political trick?

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