Title: Beastly Bones
Author: William Ritter
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|A most excellent sequel|
My opinion: It is hard to believe this is only Ritter's second novel. The plot is cohesive and the characters well-developed. It's atmospheric while keeping the plot moving. Unlike some sequels, this doesn't suffer from any level of sophomore slump. It has it's own, complete and compelling plot while also setting up a larger conspiracy based plot to be played out in future volumes. And it amazes me how Ritter incorporates a wide variety of mythical creatures in a real world, historic setting. If you are a fan of Sherlock or Doctor Who (especially if you like both) check out the Jackaby series.
More information: Beastly Bones releases September 22.
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