As with the first book in the series, this is the kind of book that I think you’ll appreciate if you’re at least familiar with the original Holmes stories.
I enjoyed this, but not as much as the first book. For me, it was difficult to ignore the fact that Darkus and his father are not really working together in this novel. It felt like there were a number of characters running around doing their own thing who would, occasionally, meet up and share what they’d been doing.
I didn’t particularly like the subject, which I think was my key issue with the novel, and there were one or two coincidences too many for my taste.
On the positive side, you got to see a little more of Tilley and there is definitely a sense of Darkus’s growing confidence.