Since most of my overall views of the writing style, characters and pacing were covered in my review for The Beast of London (Book 1 in the Mina Murray series), this review is going to be relatively short and sweet as all of those same qualities are firmly in place throughout Fortress of Blood.
Unlike book 1, Fortress of Blood isn’t hampered by the need to introduce the main characters or do a lot of scene setting with extensive background info. Instead, it takes off right where the first installment left off and moves at an even faster clip. A wide range of plot revelations and dramatic decisions are made throughout that help explain the many intertwined plot threads as Mina and her companions are forced to deal with the ever-expanding horde of vampires threatening not just those around her but all of mankind itself.
With that in mind, let’s get right to the nitpicks, shall we?
Despite these issues, Fortress of Blood is as equally unputdownable as The Beast of London. I’ve now gone from being a mildly interested skeptic to a full fan of this series. Looking forward to the eventual release of The Realm of Night, (Book 3 in the Mina Murray series).
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