“Continuing the adventure of the three protagonists. Celeste Temple, Cardinal Chang and Dr Svenson.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
Stranded on The Iron Coast after an airship crash, our heroes, Miss Temple, Cardinal Chang and Doctor Svenson are beset by suspicious locals, bounty hunters and a number of gruesome and tantalisingly familiar murders.
It quickly becomes clear that the Cabal is not destroyed and the dread glass books are not all lost…
This follow-up to Dahlquist’s wonderful and epically racy adventure-drama The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters is a strange let-down. Where the predecessor led its readers on an exciting (and, admittedly unlikely) series of scrapes, escapes and pursuits through The City, Dark Volume is a curiously static affair, with little of the verve, brio and momentum that made Glass Books so thrilling.