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I enjoyed this book very much, enough to get the next in the series. The narrator was excellent I will be looking for more books she has done. At first so many characters where introduced I felt overwhelmed but everything smooths out and a good mystery takes over.
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In the first book we have a strong female protagonist who rises to the challenge of her circumstance. In this one, Evelina just crumples. I'm especially disappointed with the romance, because it seems out of character for her.
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I loved the first book, the universe Holloway has created is a brilliant interpretation of the steampunk genre & the Sherlock Holmes stories.
In this book, in contrast to the previous one, everyone seemed to spend their time with their heads up their ass whining about one thing or other rather than just sucking it up & doing something. The heroine has gone from kick-ass & competent to whiney, needy & hoplessly infatuated to the exclusion of all reason. I only finished this book so I knew for a fact that the plot was going the way I had guessed it was going in the last book. The third book is still sat in my Audible library waiting for me to have the patience to listen to it....
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Not really, it took me a month to finish it......
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An intriguing second instalment in this series. With appearances by Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick, the ultimate cast of whores, guttersnipes and malingerers, the return of evil sorcerer Magnus, as well as the "truth" behind the identity of Jack the Ripper (it's certainly not someone that's been guessed before!!) this book is crammed with characters to bring alive the story. It's utterly engrossing, and certainly keeps you hooked - I couldn't stop from page 1 to the very end, and the audiobook has been listened to many times over! With only the thrilling conclusion to the trilogy to go, I'm definitely going to miss this world when I'm finished - and am not sure how they're going to fit everything in! But in the meantime, I highly recommend both this book and the whole series to all readers, especially magic and steampunk lovers.