Xandra Varden is the newly crowned Goblin Queen of England. But her complicated life is by no means over. There are the political factions vying for her favour, and the all-too-close scrutiny of Queen Victoria, who for some reason wants her head. Not to mention her werewolf boyfriend with demands of his own, and a mother hell-bent on destroying the monarchy. Now she's the suspect in a murder investigation - and Xandra barely knows which way is up. What she does know is that nothing lasts forever - and immortality isn't all it's cracked up to be.
©2013 Kathryn Smith (P)2013 Hachette Audio
Book 2 in the Immortal Empire is a fun bit of supernatural fluff in a neovictorian London.
Moria Quirk is a welcome and familiar narrator to take you through a supernatural world where heroines enjoy a cup of darjeeling, the company of wolves and running around the Empire causing mayhem, destruction and saving lives.
Okay I have to be honest I did not enjoy it as much as the first one, I felt there was a lot of repetition of various scenarios and problems regarding the humans reactions to the supernatural,and the missing brother. But saying that the actual characters and storyline kept me going even though it was stretched thin at times. What I do like and looking forward to seeing developed is the up and coming chaos that could break out and how it is going to pan out in the next book. Will definitely be reading the next in the series.. good to see Goblins in the front seat..
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