The Shadow Revolution

The Shadow Revolution

eBook - 2015
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A thrilling new Victorian-era urban fantasy for fans of Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles, the Showtime series Penny Dreadful, and the Sherlock Holmes movies featuring Robert Downey, Jr. 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.
Publisher: [New York] :, Del Rey,, 2015.
ISBN: 9780345539519
0345539516
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: Griffith, Susan 1963-- Author
Summary: A thrilling new Victorian-era urban fantasy for fans of Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles, the Showtime series Penny Dreadful, and the Sherlock Holmes movies featuring Robert Downey, Jr. 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.
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Mar 15, 2016

Solid inspector Holmes style and looks like a great start to a series. Enjoyable.

LPL_FisherA Jul 13, 2015

While reading The Shadow Revolution, I couldn’t help but think of it as an amalgamation of the world and characters of Penny Dreadful with the magic system of Fullmetal Alchemist - which is part of what made me love this book so much. When a playboy scribe named Simon Archer and his tutor Nick Barker encounter a rogue werewolf on a foggy and atmospheric evening in London, their fates become irrevocably intertwined with a gifted alchemist named Kate Anstruther and the fearsome, Scottish monster hunter Malcolm MacFarlane as they must all work together to find Kate’s sister who has been mysteriously kidnapped by werewolves. It is a relentless, fast-paced, Victorian adventure that is full of magic, mysticism, alchemy, mad science experiments, and some of the most vicious, bloodthirsty werewolves I have read about to date. Although the story leaves minimal room for character development, especially considering how the characters barely have room to breathe between their encounters with the supernatural, I still found myself completely enamored with, engrossed in, and intrigued by this unlikely group of heroes. I cannot wait to learn more about these characters, their pasts, and how they are all connected in the next book in the series. This series is the Doritos of the Urban Fantasy world - I promise you won’t be able to read just one.

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