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Title: Heir of Uncertain Magic

Author: Charlie N. Holmberg

Expected Publication: 11 April 2023

Pages: 300 pages

ISBN: 9781662508691

Language: English


One man is on a journey to unravel his magical lineage in the next novel of the Whimbrel House series.

Thanks to house tamer Hulda Larkin, the mischief infesting Whimbrel House has calmed. But if Hulda’s job is done, what does that mean for Merritt Fernsby, inheritor of the remote Narragansett Bay estate, who’s only now coming to terms with his enchanted place in the world?


Thank you NetGalley and  47North for the Arc. I leave my honest review here!

This is the second book of Whimbrel House series. I really love the first book and so excited when I know there is the second one! I really wish to see more Merrit and Hulda development with their relationship. But honestly, for me this book is not as good as the first one.

After epic problem with another powerful wizard in the first book, I can’t compare the problem here with the first one. We get another wizard who wants to be like Silas but I didn’t think it delivered well. At first we focused on how Merrit suddenly got magic in him, alongside with what happen in BIKER, we will see how Merrit try to face his past and learn his magic. And I lost all the found family aspect here. Despite we got Owein as a dog now, I’m not really happy to see their development as family. With Merrit struggling with his new magic, everything is different in Whimbrel House.

The relationship between Hulda and Merrit is not really that good at first. Mostly because of Hulda who always so stiff and didn’t know what to do with her professionalism or her relationship with Merrit. I annoyed with her at first and pity Merrit who always honest with his feeling. Fortunately, Hulda trying to change for better. She become more concerned with Merrit and help him with his problem. But, I still don’t really like how Hulda kind of “obsessed” with Myra after what happen in the first book.

Nothing really special with the conflict and it end well. I think the second book is not necessary to read. If you read the first book and want to stop it doesn’t matter. Because the conflict at first book clearly finish and leave no cliffhanger. And with the ending of  this book I think there will be more story from Whimbrel House. But, I’m not really sure whether I want to continue it or not.

I give this book 3 ! I really recommend the first book and if you want to continue seeing Merrit and Hulda, I still recommend to read this one!

You can get the book here Amazon!


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