The Damsel and the Daggerman is the latest entry into Delilah S. Dawson’s Blud series. It is an enovella that takes place between the events of the second novel, Wicked As She Wants, and the upcoming novel, Wicked After Midnight. Like all of the Blud stories, it’s deliciously good.
Jacinda Harville is a daring journalist who wiggles her way into Criminy Stain’s caravan. She wants to write a book on the people of the caravan, pinkies and bludmen alike, but there’s something that draws her to Marco Taresque, the devilishly handsome daggerman. He has a mysterious and deadly history, which has all the girls fawning over him.
Dawson manages to develop a wonderfully wicked story in a relatively short amount of pages. It is quite possibly her hottest story to date, and there’s quite the intriguing gender role reversal that had me perking my metaphorical ears.
My only complaint is that it was all over too quickly. Luckily Wicked After Midnight releases later this month!