THE RED PLAGUE AFFAIR
Readers new to Bannon and Clare may find book two in the series a bit hard to follow. The magical references are unexplained and left for the reader to decipher, which is difficult until the end; however, the characters are relatable and slowly draw the reader’s sympathy. The magic-based twists in the storyline are sometimes unbelievable but serve to keep the reader interested. While overall a creative and intriguing novel, it would be much easier to follow if the magical elements were better addressed.