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My love for this series keeps increasing with each chapter. I love Henri and Jamie's friendship, and Sherard, Gerring, and Penny as well. These people have formed a tiny family of sorts, and as exciting as the mysteries are, I love their bonding times as well.
Equally as good as the first in this series, full of quirky humour and wonderful characters who you want to bring home with and make friends with. This book has everything I look for in writing, in terms of how involved I feel with the story. Just like Jamie and Henri, in terms of the case this time around, I felt a strong sympathy with the culprits, however in a need to further justice and stop further crimes they plough on. It felt incredible real and believable and I am sure this snare must happen in the real world, minus the magic and being on another world of course :-) Jamie is still imparting her knowledge of Earth and the relationship between her and Henri is delightful, as is that of them both along with the Kingsmen and Sherard. I loved meeting Queen Regina and discovering more about the world and Jamie and Henri's personal lives. Not to be read without having read the first book in the series, they are both wonderful escapist reading pleasure.
This is the second book of a new series for Honor and I'm really enjoying it. It's slightly different to her other series as it follows someone from our world having been transported to another! It still has the magic element but more a steampunk version!? I thoroughly enjoyed the first book and am definitely not disappointed with this. I love that you get to see more of Henri's family and of Sherard, I also really like the addition of the Kingsmen, you hear about them in the previous book but its good to actually meet them and seeing their relationship with Jamie is fun. I 100% recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good story with great characters.
Really easy to read and enjoy; the crimes are appropriate for the setting and the characters entertaining. Heading for the third book now and hoping for a bit more depth to the main protagonists. If Ms Raconteur reads these I'd love to see a prequel about the Belladonna era and how it led to the Shinigami Detective arriving (what made such a powerful nutjob want a bodyguard?) Please!
I try to buy Honor Raconteur's books as soon as they are available and that often leads me to reread earlier ones in the series to enjoy all over again. I've just reread this one in the middle of Covid 19 lockdown and in lots of details it is scarily precedent. I love Jamie and Henri as charecters and having owned many cats Clint is an ab solute delight .
Loved the first book and the idea of how a modern woman would fit into a (sort of) tolerant Edwardian era on another world like and yet unlike our own. It has charm, humour, a good plotline and I love all the comments at the beginning and end of the chapters.