Friday, August 26, 2016

The Paradox


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Today's post is on The Paradox by Charlie Fletcher. It is the second in his The Oversight trilogy. As such you need to have read the first one to understand the story. The cover is blue with a hand holding a candle in the center. It is 386 pages long and is published by Orbit. The intended reader is someone who likes Victorian urban fantasy, lots of mythology, and good writing. There is some mild language, no sex, and violence in this book. The story is told in third person close moving from one character, including villains, chapter by chapter. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- When you look in the mirror- sometimes it looks back,
Those who belong to the secret society called the Oversight know may things. They know cold iron with hold back the evil it in the darkness. The know it is dangerous to stand between two mirrors.
And they know that , despite their dwindling numbers, it remains their duty to protect humanity from the supernatural. And vice versa.
The black waters rise. The candle is guttering. But the light still remains. For now...

Review- A wonderful second book from a favorite book of 2014.The story picks up where the first book ends with the discovery of Templebanes' body. The real twist to me was the unknowing time jump that Sara and Sharp have. The world building is expanded nicely with the inclusion of more of the mirror world. The story is fast paced and interesting.We get to see more of the villains in this volume and they add a layer of menace as we got to know them. Not only do we get more of the villains in this volume but we get some grey characters. I do not know what role one in particular is going to play in the end but I think is she going to be the one to change the tides. Sarah and Jack Sharp are off in the world of mirrors and everyone else just has to make it until they get back. I cannot wait to read the last volume and see where everything is going fall in the end.

I give this book a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I borrowed this book from my local library.