I freakin’ bawled my eyes out when I finished reading this final book in the Crown and Key trilogy. Heads up people – if you want to read this series, start at book one, The Shadow Revolution, and don’t skip book two, The Undying Legion. Only then will you properly and fully enjoy the complete experience of the Crown and Key trilogy (*cue the John Williams music*).
The second book in Clay & Susan Griffith’s Crown & Key Series was like coming home to my old stomping grounds to visit my favorite friends. If that old stomping ground was the absolutely worse place to live because it’s overrun with necromancers, Egyptian demons with snake minions, werewolves without a leader, and escaped magic-wielding felons.
I am in a steampunk state of mind right now. Especially after reading this fantastic re-telling of Cinderella done steampunk. Ms. Cornwell took an age-old “legend” and gave it new legs (pun completely intended there) by adding an almost Tinkerbell quality to our would-be princess. I’m not only talking about Tinkerbell’s ability to build gadgets, I’m talking about fairies, in other words, the FAE!!! YES!!!