Who is Bartholomew Pike?

Hey guys, check out this great new book from author Tessa Stokes!  It is Bartholomew Pike’s Spell Book, book six in the Seven Spell Saga series!  I had the honor of reading this enchanting story, and wanted to share my review and some information about the book 🙂

Here is the book’s description:

The three friends and lovers find themselves embroiled in yet another adventure, this time indirectly caused by the time travel portal on the Dearing estate.

Tristan and Oliver are both in love with Chloe, and she reciprocates. It seems that just when the days of lovers’ jealousies are over a new twist is added to the love triangle.

A young woman seeking out Tristan forhelp arrives on the Dearing estate; her message is about the young knightGaston. Gaston is in trouble, held captive, and being tortured. From her accent Oliver and Chloe think she is from another country, little so they know she isfrom another world.

Magic has always followed TristanDearing around, his love Chloe has caught the habit, and now so has the lovely OliverTarrant.

In the attic of Tristan’s reacquired house in the White Witch woods they find a cache of antiques.

Already the trio has found their special abilities evolving, and now Oliver, with his affinity with technology suddenly finds himself with as much magic surrounding him as Tristan.

In this enchanting continuation of thesaga the romance between the characters takes new turns. They find new directionsfor their lives, which have been so changed over the last three years by theirmeeting. They settle down to use the special abilities they have received from their blood bond with the enigmatic, immortal knight Tristan Dearing.

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Now for my review!  I first want to say that I always enjoy a good fantasy book, but this one was extra special.  I really enjoyed the main trio of characters, especially Chloe.  She is a very kind and giving person who does her best to love all those who seek her guidance.  If you’re looking for a fun and exciting book, I would definitely encourage you to pick up the first book in The Seven Spell Saga and read them all!

My Review:

This is such an enchanting book series!  The Seven Spell Saga by Tessa Stokes is a fun, adventure filled series about a girl from California who finds herself in England, immersed in magic and peril.  Each book will keep you guessing and urgently reading for more!  In this new release, book six in the series titled Bartholomew Pike’s Spell Book, Tessa brings us back to the trio we love, Chloe, Tristan and Oliver.  She weaves a tale of daring rescue, fascinating strangers, frightening battles, and compelling romance that is breathtaking in its creativity.  Perhaps the most intriguing part of the plot is how the trio stumbles across ancient objects in Tristan’s attic, and Oliver finds he has a special connection to the objects that stuns his companions.  They must determine the strange origin of these items, and at the same time assist the lovely and mysterious stranger, Dale, in rescuing someone she loves dearly. 

But the mystifying artifacts they have stumbled across have a much deeper, more profound meaning than any of them could have expected, and they will go to great and dangerous lengths to discover the truth.  Toss in a wicked brother with a vendetta, a powerful mage, devoted followers, and a beautiful stranger who will be the key to uncovering the dark secrets the objects hold, and you have one incredible story!

I have to say, this entire book series I have been trying to decide who I preferred:  tech-guy-cutie Oliver, or dashing-knight Tristan?  Chloe certainly had a decision on her hands trying to choose between these two!  In this book, she finally seems to find herself more and more drawn to one of them specifically, and I have to say I was very happy about her choice! 

I also very much liked the character Dale.  She has a feisty attitude and a funny accent that amuses the trio from the moment they meet her.  But Tristan finds himself compellingly drawn to Dale, for reasons he can’t explain.  Perhaps it’s because she is nearly as old as he is, and just as magical.

Overall, this is a great continuation of an already fun and entertaining series.  Tessa has done an excellent job crafting a magical world that exists right in our own backyard, filled with ancient danger, riveting characters, and, best of all, captivating and timeless love.

Sounds compelling, right?  Check out an excerpt of the book as well as more information about Tessa Stokes below!


Tristan stopped crunching his ice cube and moved a little closer to us.

“The attic I started on is full of weird stuff, more than antiques, sort of artifacts”.

“Artifacts” Oliver said in a questioning way. Tristan looked around as if he didn’t want anyone else to hear.

“Yes, things that seem to have mysterious auras. Not your usual antiques; strangely carved cups and bowls for instance”. Tristan lowered his voice.

Oliver grinned at me and I smiled a little. The things must be strange for Tristan to act like this; he’d seen some sights in his lifetime.

“Come on Tristan, even for you this sounds a little weird, mysterious auras”. Oliver was amused and grinning again, he leaned back a little in his chair and took the glass of ice-cold water in his hands to roll it across his palms.

“Why did we have to meet here Tristan?” I asked him because we could have met at my place or his.

“Oh that’s because I had flowers to deliver, and this was on the way back, and I wanted to check the library too. You know this branch has a special section on lost and endangered languages”. He smiled at me.

“I didn’t know, but it sounds intriguing. Come on Tristan you are being especially enigmatic”, I said smiling more at him because he looked so intense and I sent him a thought. He smiled then since I had effectively sent him a kiss and he drank his orange juice.

Oliver leaned over and gave him a gentle shove. “What else? Just cups and bowls? The whole attic is full of them?” He was grinning, and as the waiter passed he gestured to him, and we ordered more spring water and juice with ice.

Oliver sent me a thought. Chloe, we could still be at my place in the cool of my room and I could still be kissing you.

I glanced at him lovingly, but did not reply.

“Not full up as in up to the beams. I mean there are lots, and there are other things, lots of other things, patterned blankets, and bead curtains that make music, strange music. I’m not kidding you two I felt very peculiar when I touched the things, and the music could only be described as haunting. I’m not faint-hearted as you must know, but I’d rather not be on my own when I next go up there”.

Tristan was sincere and I was surprised. He was a knight and had all kinds of experiences, not to mention the magic that had surrounded him all his life and so it was strange he would feel like this.

“That’s odd Tristan” I said to comfort him. “You have seen and done so much. What do you mean by auras?”

Tessa Stokes

Tessa is a British author writing genre blends, paranormal romance/ urban fantasy blends with real life in The Seven Spell Saga. Tessa was born in the UK but has lived in many different parts of the world, currently living in rural England Tessa is enjoying being home.

The Seven Spell Saga  is YA paranormal romance/fantasy. Tessa’s other series The Ruthin Trilogy is for adults and is a heady mix of fantasy, vampires, magic and romance.

Tessa is currently working on the last book in The Seven Spell Saga and the third book in The Ruthin Trilogy. 


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