The Conquering Dark: Crown and Key Trilogy
Well, I have moved on to the third and final installment of the Crown and Key trilogy. I have really had a blast with this series that I blindly stumbled upon. The Crown and Key Society is like Gothic Avengers. They fight magical forces that threaten to destroy Britain and the world. All three books are full of action – which is a major win in my opinion. There is enough of a love story to make the characters relational and vulnerable, but that element is by no means the crux of the series.
Book 2, The Undying Legion was exciting and perhaps a bit darker than The Shadow Revolution. Also, the second book leaves the reader on a major cliff hanger that makes book 3 a must. The Shadow Revolution, in comparison, could almost be a stand alone. However, the characters are so enjoyable that the desire to keep getting to know them more is very present.
All types of ghosts, magicians and beasties fly through the pages wreaking havoc that only the Society can tame. I found the writing well crafted, the characters and plot exciting and enjoyable. A fun read with humor, action and intrigue.
I’m halfway into book 3 and can’t wait to see what awaits the heroes.
(rated PG-13 for violence and suspense)
The Lies of Locke Lamora
I’m still reading The Lies… with a read along group through Babbling Books. It is an extremely interesting and unique story of a crafty thief, street gangs and “mob bosses” within a fantasy city. TLOLL is the first in a series called Gentleman Bastard. If you’re looking for something new and exciting, with an element of Ocean’s Eleven criminal masterminds, then this would be something to try out.
(rated R for language, violence and adult situations)
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