The midnight bargain
—Polk, C. L., author.
DAISY Sound Recording
2016
3 available of 5 items

From the beloved World Fantasy Award-winning author of Witchmark comes a sweeping, romantic new fantasy set in a world reminiscent of Regency England, where womens magic is taken from them when they marry. A sorceress must balance her desire to become the first great female magician against her duty to her family. Beatrice Clayborn is a sorceress who practices magic in secret, terrified of the day she will be locked into a marital collar that will cut off her powers to protect her unborn children. She dreams of becoming a full-fledged Magus and pursuing magic as her calling as men do, but her family has staked everything to equip her for Bargaining Season, when young men and women of means descend upon the city to negotiate the best marriages. The Clayborns are in severe debt, and only she can save them, by securing an advantageous match before their creditors come calling. In a stroke of luck, Beatrice finds a grimoire that contains the key to becoming a Magus, but before she can purchase it, a rival sorceress swindles the book right out of her hands. Beatrice summons a spirit to help her get it back, but her new ally exacts a price: Beatrices first kiss . . . with her adversarys brother, the handsome, compassionate, and fabulously wealthy Ianthe Lavan. The more Beatrice is entangled with the Lavan siblings, the harder her decision becomes: If she casts the spell to become a Magus, she will devastate her family and lose the only man to ever see her for who she is; but if she marrieseven for loveshe will sacrifice her magic, her identity, and her dreams. But how can she choose just one, knowing she will forever regret the path not taken?

Item Details
Subjects:
Daisy talking books.
Other Authors:
BC Libraries Cooperative. National Network for Equitable Library Service.
Regina Public Library.
Description:
1 DAISY encoded compact disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
digital DAISY format
Notes:
Burned to disc in Regina Public Library NNELS Talking Book Disc Service.
Material requested through NNELS program.
Canadiana.
Access restricted to persons who are visually impaired or physically disabled and cannot use conventional print materials.
Narrator: Moira Quirk.
System requirements: IBM PC or compatible; double speed or faster CD-ROM drive; sound card and sound output device; DAISY playback software or DAISY talking book player. Also plays in CD-MP3 player or computer with MP3-capable software.
DAISY 2.02 standard; MP3 compression. Compression rate: 32.
Link to PAC
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