Saturday, June 6, 2015

The Shadow Revolution: Crown & Key

The Shadow Revolution: Crown & Key

The Shadow Revolution: Crown & Key   by Clay Griffith
Edition: Mass Market PaperbackPrice: $6.47


Book Description

 June 2, 2015
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.









This was not the most perfect blend of genres as it could have been. It mixed so many elements, (Steam punk, Speculative Fic, and horror) that at times I did not know if I was coming or going.

For fans of action packed books -you are going to LOVE this trilogy. I don't think a single chapter went by that this trio of magicians and fighters didn't get bloodied, kill something or escape something. In this book it seems to me that the author/s traded complex, likable, empathetic characters for the shock value of blood gore and really weird monster's. This is something that may appeal more to YA reader's.

However, I did see potential for the next books. This book did keep me turning pages (although towards the end I just started skimming through most of the fighting - it became repetitive to me) and I did want to see how it turned out.

Did I get a hint of romance in this too, or was I seeing something that wasn't there. I may have missed something between Kate and Simon that I was just hoping for!

*ARC supplied by publisher for review.

4 comments:

ninest123 said...

pandora jewelry, toms shoes, canada goose, canada goose outlet, swarovski crystal, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, doudoune canada goose, canada goose, juicy couture outlet, hollister, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, replica watches, links of london, karen millen, louis vuitton, moncler outlet, moncler, wedding dresses, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, louis vuitton, canada goose, canada goose outlet, sac louis vuitton pas cher, canada goose uk, coach outlet, thomas sabo, moncler, supra shoes, ugg pas cher, moncler, pandora charms, moncler, bottes ugg, pandora charms, canada goose, juicy couture outlet, moncler, marc jacobs, pandora jewelry, swarovski, ugg boots uk, montre pas cher, moncler, moncler

ninest123 said...

hollister, oakley, lancel, hollister, instyler, vans, converse, nike huarache, ferragamo shoes, mcm handbags, soccer shoes, north face outlet, herve leger, bottega veneta, north face outlet, jimmy choo shoes, ghd, converse outlet, nike air max, lululemon, mac cosmetics, hollister, baseball bats, vans shoes, chi flat iron, nike trainers, reebok shoes, celine handbags, soccer jerseys, longchamp, ralph lauren, valentino shoes, insanity workout, ray ban, iphone cases, nike air max, abercrombie and fitch, gucci, babyliss, new balance, nike roshe, louboutin, beats by dre, mont blanc, birkin bag, p90x workout, asics running shoes, wedding dresses, nfl jerseys, timberland boots

ninest123 said...

tn pas cher, lacoste pas cher, vanessa bruno, abercrombie and fitch, ugg boots, nike free run uk, coach purses, hermes, kate spade handbags, north face, michael kors, mulberry, vans pas cher, michael kors, ray ban pas cher, true religion outlet, true religion jeans, burberry, lululemon, ralph lauren uk, ugg boots, true religion jeans, michael kors outlet, hogan, coach outlet, michael kors outlet, air force, timberland, north face, nike blazer, true religion jeans, coach outlet, ray ban uk, burberry outlet online, michael kors outlet, michael kors, new balance pas cher, michael kors outlet, oakley pas cher, nike air max, nike air max, converse pas cher, nike air max, sac guess, hollister, hollister pas cher, replica handbags, michael kors outlet, michael kors, nike roshe

ninest123 said...

uggs on sale, louis vuitton, longchamp, louboutin outlet, tiffany and co, burberry, cheap oakley sunglasses, polo ralph lauren outlet, gucci outlet, air max, nike air max, ugg boots, oakley sunglasses, polo ralph lauren outlet, louis vuitton outlet, jordan shoes, ray ban sunglasses, replica watches, kate spade outlet, ray ban sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, louboutin pas cher, nike free, nike outlet, longchamp outlet, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton, ugg boots, tiffany jewelry, air jordan pas cher, louis vuitton, longchamp outlet, louboutin, christian louboutin outlet, nike roshe run, prada handbags, louboutin shoes, nike air max, oakley sunglasses, michael kors, nike free, chanel handbags, replica watches, louis vuitton outlet, tory burch outlet, oakley sunglasses, longchamp pas cher, ralph lauren pas cher, sac longchamp, prada outlet