- File Size: 3021 KB
- Print Length: 309 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Avid Press; 1 edition (July 11, 2017)
- Publication Date: July 11, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XKYG6PC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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The Carnelian Crow: A Stoker & Holmes Book (Stoker and Holmes 4) Kindle Edition
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This was one of my highly anticipated books of 2017, the fourth book following the adventures, the mysteries, and even the romances of Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes. Full of wit and many surprises, The Carnelian Crow DID NOT disappoint!
The girls are back and they are smarter and sassier than ever. Mina really grew on me in this novel and I think she really outshone Evaline. Their friendship and “working” relationship really blossoms here, making for a great team.
There are several new characters to flesh out existing stories, and to travel down new paths, as well as more mischief and mayhem for many previous characters.
I enjoyed the world building and the imagery in this novel. The cool descriptions of the gadgets (I especially liked Lady Thistle’s dress shop and the automated mannequins) and the descriptions of the winter scenes at Vauxhall Gardens / the Yule ball were really special. The scene watching the Christmas light show was a favorite. I want to go to a spectacular like that!
The development of the relationship between Mina and Grayling was really nice. There was a slow build up and a sweet tension. They were actually very funny together, and I really enjoyed that. Since I can’t have the unrated version, I thought it was totally appropriate for the target audience (and as the mother of a13 year old, I approve.)
There was A LOT of information in this book. I’ve obviously read the three previous novels, so the insight and information on the previous books were definitely welcome, and I felt all that previous plot and character info was worked seamlessly into the telling of the story, the overall plot definitely moved along at a good swift pace, I was never bored. But, and I’ve said this before in my reviews, this really is a series that is best read in sequential order to fully appreciate the complex intricacies of the mysteries involved.
The Carnelian Crow is another fantastic addition to the Stoker & Holmes series. It ends on a cliffhanger (but I love those, and the books in this series always end with a whopper). And what a gorgeous cover!
Books in this series, in order:
The Clockwork Scarab
The Spiritglass Charade
The Chess Queen Enigma
The Carnelian Crow
This is another splendidly imaginative novel, geared for young adults but more than entertaining for adults as well. The author has crafted her protagonists, and their adversaries, carefully, so their interactions cruise through the story like a fish through cool water or a kite through the air.
The plotlines twine around each other and tighten, spiralling to the end in gorgeous fantasy until they finally meet and create a dynamic force that end the book - but leaves a door open for additional exploration of their world.
In this book, the two girls are forced, however, to realize they will have to assume adult roles inside society. Now these two unconventional women do that creates a question that needs answered, and that is the challenge that remains.
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