The Last Binding
About this Series
Bridgerton meets The Magicians in internationally bestselling author Freya Marske’s queer historical fantasy trilogy, The Last Binding.
A Marvellous Light, A Restless Truth, and A Power Unbound introduce readers to a romantic, magical England full of contracts, conspiracies, and queer romance. Each book foregrounds a new romance and budding found family that must unravel a centuries-old mystery that could threaten every magician in the British Isles.
A Marvellous Light begins this charming, gay gaslamp trilogy with an adventure that reads like Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell meets Red, White & Royal Blue. When an administrative mistake names Robin Blyth as a civil service liaison to a hidden magical society, he discovers what’s been operating beneath the unextraordinary reality he’s always known. A dangerous deadly curse awaits him as he navigates the magical bureaucracy with his standoffish counterpart Edwin Courcey.
A Restless Truth follows Robin’s impetuous sister Maud and the gorgeous, scandalous illusionist and actress Violet Debenham on a transatlantic steamship crossing turned sapphic Knives Out-style murder mystery.
A Power Unbound concludes the trilogy with a magical manor house heist that draws together the handsome, arrogant Lord Hawthorn and the beautiful aristocrat-hating jewel thief and journalist Alan Ross. Together with the Blyths and others, they must find the final pieces of the Last Contract and survive a night of champagne, secrets, and bloody sacrifice . . .
“Marske is superb at her chosen genres.”—The New York Times
“Sublime prose, top-notch world-building, delightfully queer.”—T. J. Klune