The Society Of Blood (Obsidian Heart #2) by Mark Morris
Published by Titan Books
Published 13 October 2015
The publisher sent me a copy of this book after I reviewed The Wraiths of War and I voluntarily reviewed it.
WHAT’S IT’S ABOUT
Transported through time to the dank streets of Victorian London, Alex Locke seeks to unravel the mysteries of the Obsidian Heart, the enigmatic object to which his fate is inextricably bound. When a string of grisly murders takes place across the capital, Alex follows a trail that will lead him through the opium dens of Limehouse into the dark and twisted world of the Society of Blood, and ever closer to unlocking the secret of the Heart.
The little girl with the mechanical arm reached for the brightly wrapped package that was almost as big as she was. Then she paused and looked up at me.
WHAT I THOUGHT
The Society of Blood is great and fills all the gaps I had from reading this series out of order. I still think The Wraiths of War is the best book but this was a great read. This book picks up a couple of years after the end of the first book. I really liked the fact it was set in Victorian London for some reason. This gave a delightful dark tone to the whole book. This book opens with things in a bit of a mess, Locke and Clover are trapped in Victorian London with a new daughter Hope who Locke rescued from a place of evil trying to figure things out. Locke has a lot to figure out. His daughter is still missing. His ex, who’s been in a psychiatric hospital since The Dark Man did something nefarious to her starts appearing from different time lines. The sinister Wolves of London linger in the shadows. There’s a lot going on. The Society of Blood is paced really well and is one of those books it’s hard to put down when you start to read. You can literally pick it up to read a chapter and suddenly realise seven hours have passed. I was impressed by the way the author handles the complex time travel and multi-verse of Locke’s world without being confusing or overloading you with information. There are a lot of dark and sinister things going on in Locke’s world and just as you think things have calmed down a bit spider monsters crawl out of the shadows and send you screaming again. I thoroughly enjoyed The Society of Blood and would recommend it and the whole trilogy.