THE CLOCKWORK WOLF
It’s not very often that a sequel is even better than the original book, but this entry proves to be even more engaging and absorbing than the previous installment. Viehl expertly builds on the world she set forth in Disenchanted & Co., allowing the world to continue to grow organically through sharp, skilled character development. A strong and even pace will keep readers racing to the end. The chemistry between Kit and Dredmore continues to build with delicious tension, especially with the increased presence of Inspector Doyle. This reviewer can’t wait to see what else this series has to offer!
Charmian “Kit” Kittredge crosses paths once again with deathmage Lucien Dredmore when he needs her help to solve the mystery of the Wolfman, who has been rampaging the city. But by aiding Lucien in this quest, Kit will also be helping Lady Bestly, a woman who did everything in her power to ruin Kit’s life. Her investigation takes her from high society English clubs to the undeveloped wilderness outside the city of Rumsen, all while putting her directly in the villain’s crosshairs — and earning her the protection of both Dredmore and Inspector Doyle, who swear to keep her safe at any cost. Kit will have to rely on all of her magic, mech and wits if she wants to survive unscathed. (POCKET, Mar., 352 pp., $7.99)