I’ve had these on my To Read list for awhile. I finally started reading the first book, What Angels Fear, in late April. By mid-May, I had finished book eight (What Darkness Brings). To say that I enjoyed them would be an understatement. In fact, I’m disappointed that I’ll have to wait nearly a year for book nine.
Harris does an exceptional job of integrating politics, class, and murder into each novel. I especially like the political intrigue. There’s also a larger story arc involving St. Cyr’s relationship with his family and with the two women in his life.
My only complaint about the series (which I only noticed because I read them all in about three weeks) is that some more modern English usage/slang seems to slip into the dialogue occasionally. Otherwise, these are very well researched and written.
Highly recommended for fans of Diana Gabaldon’s Lord John Grey books (which I’m reading now), The Pink Carnation Series by Lauren Willig, or the longer form Regency era romances by Mary Jo Putney.