Rating: 3 stars
Series: Crown & Key #2
Ritualistic murders were occurring in London. Simon, Kate, and Malcolm worked together to determine why they were happening and to stop them. Eventually they realized the murders could unleash some dangerous forces. Simon was getting unwanted attention due to his involvement in the murders. It didn’t deter him although the consequences might be more than he imagined.
The story began to focus on the minor characters more, which led to some good character development. Malcolm had a bigger role. He still had his dour attitude, but I definitely warmed to him. Working closely with other people was beginning to have a positive effect on him; he was finally starting to see that everything isn’t black and white. Charlotte and Imogen were in the first book but not enough to know them. This time their personalities were able to shine through.
The Undying Legion was damn good. It did have a slight case of middle book syndrome i.e. when the second book in a trilogy isn’t quite as awesome as parts 1 and 3. It was by no means worthless filler. Some issues were resolved, but all of the major ones were left for the next book. Although I thoroughly enjoyed this, it didn’t grab my attention the way the first one did either.
Thanks to netgalley for the ARC! The review is my honest opinion of the book.