Monday, February 8, 2016

The Shadow Revolution

The Shadow Revolution: A Penny Dreadful Review

            As I strolled through a bookstore, a copy of The Shadow Revolution, by Clay and Susan Griffith, fell into my hands. I opened it and delved into a great supernatural adventure full of werewolves and mad scientists. I purchased this book and spent several hours in its company.
            Alchemist Kate Anstruther must seek out spell-caster Simon Archer for help when her sister is abducted by a baddie with blood sacrifice on his mind. While they’re hunting werewolves and imps, they unravel a frightening conspiracy. There’s lots of impressive magic involved, and later, certain characters engage in a moonlit motorcycle chase.
Simon and Kate have a refreshing and solid relationship. I love the banter between them. They work quite well together, and I enjoy their scenes.
Unfortunately, I found it hard to get a sense of the secondary characters. One can see a general outline of what their personalities are supposed to be, yet close up they seem inconsistent.
            I give The Shadow Revolution three and a half gears out of five. It is the first in a series entitled Crown and Key, and I would certainly be amenable to reading what comes next. Pick up The Shadow Revolution for an adventure with some truly exceptional scenes.

Your Correspondent From The Bookstore,

Penny J. Merriweather