The first in the Crown and Key series is a blockbuster of non stop action and mayhem. London is besieged with evil and Simon, a scribe who is still learning, is the only one who can stop the growing darkness. When a young lady he once loved is murdered by a werewolf Simon vows to avenge her death and by doing so uncovers a frightening truth - its not the only one. In fact there are several dens of werewolves coming together with the goal of obtaining something from a local heiress, but what? Why would they want this simple girl, Imogen? When she goes missing her sister, Kate, a alchemist, goes on the hunt eventually teaming up with Simon and his mentor Nick.
Their discoveries will lead them to more surprising and horrifying discoveries as well as new allies in their fight against a rising darkness that is so powerful it has caused Nick to flee.
I really enjoyed this novel immensely and will be posting a review in a few days for the next book in the series, The Undying Legion.