The Shadow Revolution

The Shadow Revolution

Book - 2015
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When nightmarish creatures stalk the streets of London, claiming the lives of innocents, Simon Archer, a magician and the last living Scribe; Kate Anstruther, an accomplished alchemist; and Malcolm MacFarlane, a monster hunter, discover that some of the worst monsters are human.
Publisher: New York :, Del Rey,, 2015
Edition: Del Rey mass market edition
ISBN: 9780345539502
Characteristics: 311 pages ;,18 cm
Additional Contributors: Griffith, Susan 1963-


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ChristchurchLib Apr 17, 2016

Werewolves stalk the streets of London and it's up to magician Simon Archer to stop them from preying on the city's human population. Complicating the situation is alchemist Kate Anstruther, who has evidence linking the attacks to a conspiracy that could destabilize England. This series opener, the 1st book in a trilogy, continues with The Undying Legion and The Conquering Dark. The novel's action-packed plot, atmospheric setting, and odd-couple protagonists may appeal to fans of Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris' Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series.

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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