Book Review: Karen Chance’s “House at Cobb End”

Posted January 31, 2013 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the author as a free story in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Karen Chance’s “House at Cobb End”

"House at Cobb End"


Karen Chance

urban fantasy in eBook edition that was published by the author on November 14, 2011 and has 10 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Curse the Dawn, Death's Mistress, Hunt the Moon, Chicks Kick Butt, Fury's Kiss, "The Gauntlet", "The Queen's Witch", Midnight's Daughter, Claimed by Shadow, Touch the Dark, Embrace the Night, Tempt the Stars, "In Vino Veritas", Updating Pritkin, Reap the Wind,

This particular short story in the Cassandra Palmer urban fantasy series is about John Pritkin and is set in England outside Stratford-on-Avon sometime in the mid- to late 1800s.

Download it for free from Karen Chance’s Take a Chance page on her website.

My Take

Ooh, I do like the sound of the estate agent’s book of available houses! Although these days, it would be probably be holographic and life-size, LOL.

It’s just a little tidy-up with far-reaching repercussions for John. And lets Jonas in on more background information about John than John is comfortable with. It also provides a bit of background on the Fey and death.

There are sections which are just so sweet and will make you want to cry.

The Story

John is about to be married and he needs a house. Only Edwards is decidedly unhelpful.

It’s a good thing that Marsden is the man he is.

The Characters

John Pritkin is not human and not wanted in the war mages’ barracks.

Brigadier General Jonas Marsden is second-in-command of the War Mage Corps and can’t see without his glasses.

War mages
Benedict is a young recruit, and Edwards is in allocation.

The Cover and Title

The cover has a Tim Burton-esque feel to it — all golden with a giant keyhole showcasing the title; a very tall, quirky cottage peeking out from behind the keyhole; and, a bare-limbed tree embracing the other side.

The title is exactly that. The House at Cobb End.