The Conquering Dark : Crown & Key

  • by Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith
  • Narrated by Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Series: Crown & Key
  • 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A thrilling new Victorian-era urban fantasy for fans of Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles, the Showtime series Penny Dreadful, and the Sherlock Holmes movies featuring Robert Downey, Jr.
The Crown and Key Society face their most terrifying villain yet: Gaios, a deranged demigod with the power to destroy Britain.
To avenge a centuries-old betrayal, Gaios is hell-bent on summoning the elemental forces of the Earth to level London and bury Britain. The Crown and Key Society, a secret league consisting of a magician, an alchemist, and a monster hunter, is the realm's only hope - and to stop Gaios, they must gather their full strength and come together as a team, or the world will fall apart.
But Simon Archer, the Crown and Key's leader and the last living magician-scribe, has lost his powers. As Gaios searches for the Stone of Scone, which will give him destructive dominion over the land, monster-hunter Malcolm MacFarlane, alchemist extraordinaire Kate Anstruther, gadget geek Penny Carter, and Charlotte the werewolf scramble to reconnect Simon to his magic before the world as they know it is left forever in ruins.


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To sad, The end, Need more - Great series

This was a fast-paced, action-filled dark fantasy that is just sheer fun to read. All that you love about the first novels is here with a little twist. You should read the books in order. This series is a continuation of one story solving one crime. There are Werewolves, mad science, and plenty of smiting. There are bad ass women with brilliant minds, a frailty of heart and soul and the protectiveness of a mother bear.

New friendships are forged and old ones that are ripped apart. Of course one of the best is the steampunk gadgets and the different magics in this Victoria era. Some times it gets a little tired with everyone willing to die on their sword to save a comrade, lover, or for king and country.

What makes a hero a little more human, the lost of a love one. So while evil is being vanquished we do lose some or they are maimed. But this is still a great team who is committed to fight the fight to save England.

The action is just as fast, furious, and in abundance as the first two. Griffith and Griffith add creative to fight scenes. Yes you know how the alchemist, techie, werewolf, elemental and mage will fight but it does vary from book to book.

My suggestion, read it, love it, and read it again!
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- Yvonne

A joy as always

I love how well read and written this trilogy has been. the characters are well developed.
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- Jolene Box

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-28-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audio