I’ve slapped a sequel right at the top of my To Read pile. Yes, I know, I’m a sinner. I don’t often let books skip the queue but I loved book one in this series so much that I just had to.
The author of this series is doing something unusual, completely unlike what most other authors are doing right now to get people reading her books and I’ve got to admit, it’s working. I read book one: The Daemoniac (check out The Secret Library review of it here) and loved it, but at the end of it the author tells us that we can have book two for FREE when signing up to her newsletter.
So guess what I did? Immediately?
“Winter 1888. At an asylum in the English countryside, a man suspected of being Jack the Ripper kills an orderly and flees into the rain-soaked night. His distraught keepers summon the Lady Vivienne Cumberland—who’s interviewed their patient and isn’t sure he’s a man at all. An enigmatic woman who guards her own secrets closely, Lady Vivienne knows a creature from the shadowlands when she sees one. And he’s the most dangerous she’s ever encountered.
As Jack rampages through London, this time targeting rare book collectors, Lady Vivienne begins to suspect what he’s looking for. And if he finds it, the doors to the underworld will be thrown wide open…
Across the Atlantic, an archaeologist is brutally murdered after a Christmas Eve gala at the American Museum of Natural History. Certain peculiar aspects of the crime attract the interest of the Society for Psychical Research and its newest investigator, Harrison Fearing Pell. Is Dr. Julius Sabelline’s death related to his recent dig in Alexandria? Or is the motive something darker?
As Harry uncovers troubling connections to a serial murder case she’d believed was definitively solved, two mysteries converge amid the grit and glamor of Gilded Age New York. Harry and Lady Vivienne must join forces to stop an ancient evil. The key is something called the Thirteenth Gate. But where is it? And more importantly, who will find it first?”
Because The Daemoniac was so awesome, I’ve got high hopes for this one. The urge to carry on reading Harry’s story is pretty big and I’m going to make some room for it really, really soon. I’m not sure how many books there are in the series but I am on a mission to finish them all.
If you want to start this series, The Daemoniac is currently free on Amazon (at this link here) and then the second book The Thirteenth Gate is available through Kat Ross’ website by joining her mailing list (at this link here). I highly recommend it!
Thanks for reading!