Reviewed by Melissa Brus
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
This story is definitely a more direct continuation of the story started in The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum. Cynthia Ward takes our intrepid heroine, Lucy Harker, on yet another action-packed escapade. This time, she must rescue her own mother.
Like the previous stories in this series, the combination of elements is unique and surprisingly well blended into a page turner! There are underlying messages about imperialism and social acceptance that are subtle but strong.
My favorite part of this installment was the magical and unexpected setting for the action. I can’t spoil it, but it seems there is not a classic mystery, spy, sci-fi or fantasy reference that is safe from Ward’s skill and imagination. This is a great addition to the series.