When a bomb goes off at 221B Baker Street, Evelina Cooper is thrown into her uncle Sherlock's world of mystery and murder. But just when she thought it was safe to return to the ballroom, old, new, and even dead enemies are clamoring for a place on her dance card. Before Evelina's even unpacked her gowns for a country house party, an indiscretion puts her in the power of the ruthless Gold King, who recruits her as his spy. He knows her disreputable past and exiles her to the rank alleyways of Whitechapel with orders to unmask his foe. As danger mounts, Evelina struggles between hiding her illegal magic and succumbing to the darker aspects of her power. One path keeps her secure; the other keeps her alive. For rebellion is brewing, a sorcerer wants her soul, and no one can protect her in the hunting grounds of Jack the Ripper.
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Just not as impressive as the first book.....
I loved the first book, the universe Holloway has created is a brilliant interpretation of the steampunk genre & the Sherlock Holmes stories.
In this book, in contrast to the previous one, everyone seemed to spend their time with their heads up their ass whining about one thing or other rather than just sucking it up & doing something. The heroine has gone from kick-ass & competent to whiney, needy & hoplessly infatuated to the exclusion of all reason. I only finished this book so I knew for a fact that the plot was going the way I had guessed it was going in the last book. The third book is still sat in my Audible library waiting for me to have the patience to listen to it....
Not really, it took me a month to finish it......
A great story, full of characters. Can't wait for part 3!