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While there is still time Simon Kate and Malcolm along with gadget geek Penny Carter and Charlotte an adolescent werewolf track down a necromancer who is reanimating the deceased As the team battles an unrelenting army of undead a powerful Egyptian mummy and serpentine demons the necromancer proves an elusive uarry And when the true purpose of the ritual is revealed the gifted allies must confront a destructive force that is positively apocalypt. Five unlikely heroes band together to save Victorian London from the clutches of the demonic dead risking life and limb while battling forces far darker and powerful than they have ever seen Grab your umbrella we are off to London in a supernatural Sherlock Holmes type mystery filled with dark magic steampunk gadgets and even a sweet young girl who becomes a fierce werewolfRitualistic sacrifices are being made in London churches gruesome gory and clearly part of ancient black magic but who is behind this What is the purpose and why are there Egyptian hieroglyphics on the victims foreheads Is this a summoning of evil Join Malcolm the monster hunter Simon the magician scribe and Kate the brave and brilliant alchemist as they join forces with the ueen of gadgets Penny and sweet young Charlotte who is a force to be reckoned with as a werewolfDo you like the feel and atmosphere of steampunk or witty banter among characters How about characters who share the limelight as heroes when the chips are down Do you like sifting through clues formulating ideas and coming up with the impossible plan that just might work How about an eleventh hour battle where the winner takes all Authors Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith have put uill to paper and created another riveting and entertaining trip back in time with The Undying Legion book two of the Crown Key series The atmosphere of London back in the day feels right one might expect Mr Holmes himself to walk out from the shadows Feisty female characters brilliant yet oh so proper male characters grace the pages of this tale as once again the battle of good versus evil takes place in brilliant style These authors know how to pull one from reality and into their story and it is only with reluctance that one will want to leave Tense dark and alternating between a nice steady pace to over the top battles a great way to spend your reading timeI received this ARC edition of The Undying Legion from Random House Publishing Group Del Rey Spectra in exchange for my honest review Series Crown Key Book 2Publication Date June 30 2015Publisher Random House Publishing GroupISBN 13 9780345540492 Genre Historical Urban FantasyPages 384Available from Barnes Noble Reviewed for Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin know how to pull one from reality and into their story and it is only with reluctance that one will want to leave Tense dark and alternating between a nice steady pace to over the top battles a great way to spend your reading timeI received this ARC edition of The Undying Legion from Random House Publishing Group Del Rey Spectra in exchange for my honest review Series Crown Key Book 2Publication Date June 30 2015Publisher Random House Publishing GroupISBN 13 9780345540492 Genre Historical Urban FantasyPages 384Available from Barnes Noble Reviewed for

REVIEW The Undying Legion Crown Key #2

The Undying Legion Crown Key #2

An scribe Simon Archer and alchemist extraordinaire Kate Anstruther Studying the macabre scene they struggle to understand obscure clues in the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics carved into the victim’s heart as well as bizarre mystical allusions to the romantic poetry of William Blake One thing is clear Some very potent black magic is at work   But this human sacrifice is only the first in a series of ritualized slayings Desperate to save lives. When you love a first book in a series as much as I loved Shadow Revolution it is with some trepidation that you open up book two Not because you don t want to read it but rather you don t want anything to make book one the book you love to not be as great as you remember it They say the second book in a series sometimes can make or break it You know the dreaded second book or middle book syndrome The ones that sometimes have too much info dump not enough action and drag so very much that you almost regret even starting the series to begin withThose are the reasons why most of us dread opening that second book when the first one was so great Will it live up to its predecessor or am I going to regret this later onThankfully I had no cause to be concerned This was fabulous and reminded me all over again why I loved the first book so very much With the steampunkish era action adventure amazing characters not to mention hints of magic and the sup world this truly is a stand out fun series that I just can t seem to get enough of Simon Malcolm Katie Imogen Charlotte Hogarth Penny truly these are some of my favorite characters and my love for all of them grew exponentially throughout this story I couldn t get enough of them I am so very thankfully that I have book three sitting right next to me because I am diving right into it This series has uickly become a favorite of mine and I can t wait to read The Abduction The Sa Tskir Brothers Chronicles know the dreaded second book or middle book syndrome The ones that sometimes have too much info dump not enough action and drag so very much that you almost regret even starting the series to begin withThose are the reasons why most of us dread opening that second book when the first one was so great Will it live up to its predecessor or am I going to regret this later onThankfully I had no cause to be concerned This was fabulous and reminded me all over again why I loved the first book so very much With the steampunkish era action adventure amazing characters not to mention hints of magic and the sup world this truly is a stand out fun series that I just can t seem to get enough of Simon Malcolm Katie Imogen Charlotte Hogarth Penny truly these are some of my favorite characters and my love for all of them grew exponentially throughout this story I couldn t get enough of them I am so very thankfully that I have book three sitting right next to me because I am diving right into it This series has uickly become a favorite of mine and I can t wait to read

REVIEW ´ SABLEYES.CO.UK ☆ Clay Griffith

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   With a flood of dark magic about to engulf Victorian London can a handful of heroes vanuish a legion of the undead  When monster hunter Malcolm MacFarlane comes across the gruesome aftermath of a ritual murder in a London church he enlists the help of magici. 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum as fun and entertaining as the first book Going back to earlier this summer here were some of the words I used in my review of The Shadow Revolution book one of Clay and Susan Griffith s new Crown Key trilogy feisty ass kicking fast paced pulpish and adventurous the perfect beach read Now I m pleased to report its seuel proved just as satisfying especially since we know what we re getting into and are acuainted with our main charactersThe Undying Legion is the second installment of the trilogy but instead of hitting the middle book slump this book really takes off and hits the ground running Simon Archer Kate Anstruther and Malcom MacFarlane are back on the hunt for monsters and other things that go bump in the night and true to form we kick off this story with a grisly discovery While on one of his nighttime patrols Malcolm comes across the mutilated body of a woman in a London church Based on evidence at the scene signs of black magic cryptic words carved in stone mysterious Egyptian hieroglyphics carved into the victim s exposed heart Malcolm Simon and Kate determine this to be a ritual murderHowever this just turns out to be the first of many gruesome ritualized killings around the city We follow our heroes as they join forces with a uirky gadgeteer and a young werewolf to solve these mysteries creating an unlikely alliance to battle demons Egyptian mummies necromancers and hordes of zombies Let s just say The Undying Legion sure lives up to its titleI ended up enjoying this book even than its predecessor mainly due to the improvements in a couple of areas I felt were lacking in The Shadow Revolution While I love the fast paced action and page turning enthusiasm of popcorn reads such as this let s face it these kinds of stories don t often leave much room for fully fleshed character development or robust world building This was the key weakness of the first book Still I understood the reason for the trade off and had hoped to see the authors go beyond the surface level details in this seuel to expand upon the characters and the worldThis was the real test for me and happily The Undying Legion passed with flying colors It s often expected of a seuel to build upon its preceding volumes and this one carried that responsibility well giving us a intimate look into the lives of Simon Kate and Malcolm as well as rendering their world into a fully realized setting I felt like I was given a lot reasons to care about the characters especially as their relationships strengthened and grew complex Likewise I could appreciate the clever and snappy dialogue from before but knowing the history behind all the relationships now many of the interactions started taking on a deeper significance Supporting characters aren t left out either and I was very happy that Penny Carter the adorable inventress as well as Charlotte the child werewolf both got bigger rolesThe pacing in this book was also far less chaotic allowing opportunities to develop the story and explore its overall arc The Undying Legion presents a new adventure but rest assured the uestions raised in the first book about Kate and Simon s connection and the mysterious key won t be forgotten Throughout it all the plot maintained its rigorous momentum so effectively that even now it s a wonder to me how this book managed to accomplish all that it did in a little over 300 pagesFinal verdict I once said this series is like the euivalent of an explosive summer action blockbuster if movies like that existed back in the Victorian era and I stand by that The Undying Legion doesn t add much to the first book in terms of its light pulpy tones and monster hunting themes but it s still a deeper experience for all that because of how much we re invested at this point I m looking forward to check out what I believe will be Kate Simon and Malcolm s biggest adventure yet in the series conclusion The Conuering Dark


10 thoughts on “The Undying Legion Crown Key #2

  1. says:

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum as fun and entertaining as the first book Going back to earlier this summer here were some of the words I used in my review of The Shadow Revolution book one of Clay and Susan Griffith’s new Crown Key trilogy feisty ass kicking fast paced pulpish and adventurous the perfect beach read Now I’m pl

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    Magic zombies werewolves godsdemons a touch of steampunk Victorian London Egyptian mythology actionadventure intrigue and a smattering of endearing charactersSimon is a rune tattooed magical scribe a playboy learning to grow up Kate is an alchemist with a family name that garners the respect of the social even if they find her a bi

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    The Undying Legion Crown Key #2 by Clay and Susan GriffithPublished 2015 Del RayStars ★★★★☆Review also posted at Slapdash SundryIn exchange for an unbiased and honest review Netgalley gave me this ARC Thanks NetgalleyIt took me a while to get into this one Not because of the book itself but because for a week or so I wa

  4. says:

    When you love a first book in a series as much as I loved Shadow Revolution it is with some trepidation that you open up

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    Ritual sacrifices are plaguing the London churches with remnants of ancient hieroglyphics and battles of long ago coming back to life; playing out in the city streets Can Malcolm monster hunter Kate genius and alchemist and her sister Simon magician scribe Penny gadget wizard and Charlotte young werewolf unravel the myste

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    After reading book one it was no contest that I would be continuing with this trilogy Simon the magician Kate the alchemist Malcolm the hunter Penny the inventor Charlotte the werewolf and a few others make up a team of heroes determined to keep the true monsters at bay and protecting the human world from great evil I love the setting and ton

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    Five unlikely heroes band together to save Victorian London from the clutches of the demonic dead risking life and limb whil

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    Five reasons to grab your earbuds and solve the ritualistic murders in Undying Legion Malcom MacFarlane is concerned about

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    Random HousePublishing Date June 2015ISBN 9780345540485 Genre FantasyRating 245Publisher Description When monster hunter Malcolm MacFarlane co

  10. says:

    Demons demi gods warring sorcerers  and conspiracies abound in the second book of this series Events turn darker as Simon

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