Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Shadow Revolution by Clay Griffith

The Shadow Revolution


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.

Thanks to Netgalley for sending me a free copy for review!

If you like fantasy and steampunk, then you are going to want to read this book.  I read it in the midst of a book-slump and it pulled me right out of that funk. 
If you like badass characters and some good old fashioned swashbuckling (with the added interest of romance of course), then you will probably love this. 
It had everything I usually look for in a book: great characters with complex personalities, adventure, fighting, and romance.  Added on top of that was a setting that felt as though you could immerse yourself in.

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