By Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith

An exciting new Victorian-era city fable for fanatics of Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles, the Showtime sequence Penny Dreadful, and the Sherlock Holmes videos that includes Robert Downey, Jr.

The Crown and Key Society face their such a lot terrifying villain but: Gaios, a deranged demigod with the ability to damage Britain.

To avenge a centuries-old betrayal, Gaios is hell-bent on summoning the fundamental forces of the earth to point London and bury Britain. The Crown and Key Society, a mystery league along with a magician, an alchemist, and a monster-hunter, is the realm's merely hope--and to prevent Gaios, they need to assemble their complete energy and are available jointly as a staff, or the area will fall apart.

But Simon Archer, the Crown and Key's chief and the final dwelling magician-scribe, has misplaced his powers. As Gaios searches for the Stone of Scone, with a purpose to supply him harmful dominion over the land, monster-hunter Malcolm MacFarlane, alchemist extraordinaire Kate Anstruther, device geek Penny Carter, and Charlotte the werewolf scramble to reconnect Simon to his magic prior to the realm as they realize it is left ceaselessly in ruins.

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Lord bless the viscount. He really was a god. "Oh, bad luck, Harold," Nicola said with a kind smile. " An expression grew across the Milksop's ferretlike face that Nicola didn't recognize. That was because it was the first time she'd ever seen that particular emotion on her cousin's face. It turned out to be determination. She ought to have known what his next question would be, but still, when it actually came, she was surprised. " Harold asked in a deceptively light tone. She couldn't believe it.

Nicola wanted to know, as she reached for the bonnet her maid held. " "Perfectly rich people, you mean," Phillip said. " Lady Sheridan looked to be at the end of her patience with her children. "It is uncouth to comment upon the financial status of others. " "And really, Phil," Eleanor said scornfully. "The idea of Nicky choosing to stay with the Bartholomews over us simply because they happen to have more money than we do is positively ridiculous. How could you think something so wicked, and of our Nicky?

Lady Farelly, who had come along for the ride most reluctantly, as she disliked missing luncheon, and besides, had a dressmaker's appointment later in the day, looked about without enthusiasm. To her, London began and ended with Mayfair, and anything outside of it was simply tiresome. "I hope, Jarvis," she said to her husband, "that wherever we're going, there aren't going to be monkeys. " Lord Farelly laughed heartily, and assured his wife she had nothing to fear. And then the carriage pulled to a halt beside a large crowd all clustered around something in the square that Nicola couldn't see.

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