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ARC Review — Cronin's Key II, by N. R Walker

Cronin's Key II - N.R. Walker

Who knew that it takes vampires to fight mummies and claymen?

Heh.

 

This story’s second installment took us on a new world tour; after the ancient Egypt and its pyramids of book one, we now had the Terracotta Army of China to fight. Passing through Scotland and Japan, as per the usual, with this specific group of friends.

 

I bow down to the research that has so obviously gone into creating this world. I am amazed that I don't feel like I have to fact-check anything. (Except fixing the lie/lay conundrum). It is all so believable, so convincing. 

Walker, you do this so well.

 

There were a couple of new entries, and I really liked the little Jorge a lot. What a sweet little one. Yeah, never thought I'd say that about little baby vampires. 

 

The science was good, too, I especially enjoyed the list of “ingredients” in the clay of the Terracotta Army, and how it was woven into the story. Good one.

 

What did I appreciate most of all? That the story was the centerpiece, and that the inevitable sex was there, but muted and loving. (I am getting quite tired of book sex, and this was perfect. I guess I’m in a fade-to-black moment).

 

Am I seeing this right? A third book might be on its way? YAY!

 

See, I’m not a big fan of series, but when they are done this way, with finished stories in each book, then I’m okay with it.

 

More than okay. I loved it.

 

What in the world are these boys going to get into next?

 

 

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I was given an ARC copy of this book by the author. A positive review was not promised in exchange.

Source: http://annalund2011.booklikes.com/post/1173161/arc-review-cronin-s-key-ii-by-n-r-walker