By Samantha Shannon
5 out of 5 stars
Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal prison camp of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the survivors are missing and she is the most wanted person in London…
As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on the dreamwalker, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city’s gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take centre stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner.
Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided
Holy hell! My emotions!
Holy crap. This book was better than the first. It’s thick but it’s nonstop action and everything has a purpose. It’s the equivalent of a villain story for fairytales and fairytale retellings. SO FREAKING GOOD! I cringed every time Jaxon said darling or sweetheart but I did not see that ending coming! I loved the new setting and world of thieves. The details of everyone’s magic was so cool and was such a natural part of London. There was just so much to this story!
🌍World building on world building on world building.
👥Character development on character development on character development.
⚠️Problems on problems on problems.
🙈🙉🙊Backstabbing on backstabbing on backstabbing.