Author: Clay Griffith & Susan Griffith
Book Name: Undying Legion
Series: Crown & Key
Rating: Really Good
Blurb: With a flood of dark magic about to engulf Victorian London, can a handful of heroes vanquish a legion of the undead?
When monster-hunter Malcolm MacFarlane comes across the gruesome aftermath of a ritual murder in a London church, he enlists the help of magician-scribe Simon Archer and alchemist extraordinaire Kate Anstruther. Studying the macabre scene, they struggle to understand obscure clues in the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics carved into the victim’s heart–as well as bizarre mystical allusions to the romantic poetry of William Blake. One thing is clear: Some very potent black magic is at work.
But this human sacrifice is only the first in a series of ritualized slayings. Desperate to save lives while there is still time, Simon, Kate, and Malcolm–along with gadget geek Penny Carter and Charlotte, an adolescent werewolf–track down a necromancer who is reanimating the deceased. As the team battles an unrelenting army of undead, a powerful Egyptian mummy, and serpentine demons, the necromancer proves an elusive quarry. And when the true purpose of the ritual is revealed, the gifted allies must confront a destructive force that is positively apocalyptic.
Review: Started out as expected after the last one, just jumping right in to the action. Then it slowed down quite a bit for a little while before picking back up again. I didn’t see quite as much action in this one as the last. Also got way more on the gadgets and stuff and really not a whole lot on either the alchemy or the magic from our main characters which was a little bit of a let down.
This just had a slightly different feel to it than the first book. While still really good, it just wasn’t quite the same, so not quite as good. I’m hoping the next one is more in line with the first.