Monday, June 22, 2015

The Shadow Revolution (Crown & Key #1) by Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith

The Shadow Revolution
Crown & Key #1
by Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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.

They are the realm’s last, best defense against supernatural evil. But they’re going to need a lot more silver.

As fog descends, obscuring the gas lamps of Victorian London, werewolves prowl the shadows of back alleys. But they have infiltrated the inner circles of upper-crust society as well. Only a handful of specially gifted practitioners are equipped to battle the beasts. Among them are the roguish Simon Archer, who conceals his powers as a spell-casting scribe behind the smooth veneer of a dashing playboy; his layabout mentor, Nick Barker, who prefers a good pub to thrilling heroics; and the self-possessed alchemist Kate Anstruther, who is equally at home in a ballroom as she is on a battlefield.

After a lycanthrope targets Kate’s vulnerable younger sister, the three join forces with fierce Scottish monster-hunter Malcolm MacFarlane—but quickly discover they’re dealing with a threat far greater than anything they ever imagined.

My Review:

I loved it! Absolutely LOVED this book and I’m extremely excited that there is more books coming in this series! 

Action packed, alchemy, magic, steampunk, mystery, thriller of a story. With nightmare inducing bad guys. 

I can’t think of anything I didn’t like about this book. You have Simon who is a spell casting scribe and possibly something more. His mentor Nick who has helped simon with his magic and Nick himself is a jack of all trades of magic. Malcolm a Scottish monster hunter who uses kick a** weaponry that he gets from Penny ( she makes some of the coolest weapons). Then there is Kate an alchemist who seems to have an amazing knowledge of herbs and mixing them to use as weapons. 

The story was fast paced full of action,humor, mystery,magic,steampunk and everything you could possibly want in a Urban fantasy steampunk book.

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