The Wizard’s Butler by Nathan Lowell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I hadn’t read anything by Nathan Lowell before, so this was a new adventure for me.
Roger Mulligan is Our Hero in this story, and he is the new butler and the sole perspective the reader has on all events. This means that he gives us the introduction to Joseph Shackleford—the wizard spoken of in the title—as well as all the mysteries that trickle in as the story progresses. It also means we get lots of small details such as commentary on polishing silver and why there isn’t any dust…in some places in the large house he now lives in. Mulligan is an unassuming sort who is needed a bit of a break from the life he had before and this suits him down to the ground, in my opinion. He is also the level head needed to help sort and even solve an ever-growing concern in the course of the story.
Yeah, this is me not wanting to give spoilers, so I’ll stop here.
I recommend this book to folks who like a bit of mystery, a view from “below stairs”, interesting main and secondary characters, and a satisfactory ending.
Kind of wish there was a sequel.
View all my reviews