A Thorne for a Crown
(Eva Thorne #2)
by Lorel Clayton
The first real case femme fatale turned private eye, Eva Thorne, has had in months may be more than she can handle. King Rutgard has been kidnapped, only he’s not entirely alive, which makes finding him difficult. What’s more, dwarf men are joining the suffragist movement in droves to win freedom from the matriarchy, and there’s a werewolf terrorist in town causing chaos. Eva needs a case like this to make her reputation, but she has problems of her own. Dark magic is rising in her, the Thorne legacy, and she can’t control it. She has to find a way or risk imprisonment by the jackbooted elf soldiers who are cracking down on illegal necromancy and worship of the Dead God. Worse, the God of Death wants her soul, as does her twin sister, so Eva denies her magic and hides from her family. But some things are impossible to hide from, like the tax collector … and love.
Someone’s butt was getting kicked and her throat almost getting swiped, but Eva Thorne wasn’t having any of it. This time, she meant business and she was out there to risk her life. Eva’s back and she was recently hired by Baroness Syla to investigate the disappearance of Dwarf King Rutgard. That, and the threat caused by suffragists as they awoke corpses and attack the living. It was zombie apocalypse and there was also some werewolves uprising. Chaos everywhere, and Eva, along with the three men clamoring for her attention, were in for the big surprise of their lives.
And hell’s upon her, especially now that the God of Death was back to get her soul.
I enjoyed this second book of the Eva Thorne series. I liked the lead female character better than the first time. I liked how she upheld her new reputation as a Private Investigator, and not just some amateurish sleuth. I still have issues about the men (three, to be exact) who seemed to have captivated her heart. I lost myself within the characters completely, as they whisked me away on an unforgettable journey.
Lorel Clayton’s writing is beautiful and and enchanting. Can’t help but be mesmerized wuth the world she created. Can’t help but sigh until I get the third book in series. Yay!
P.S. Can I also just say – the book cover is awesomely beautiful! Eva Thorne just as I imagined.