There’s nowhere to run
London is in lock down, trapped beneath an impregnable cover of darkness, filled with some real creepy horror stuff, straight out of a heart-pounding, piss-yourself nightmare. There’s no way out, no way in, the only hope is to fight back, to find a way to reach the sun before the world is swallowed whole. When help arrives in the form of otherworldly allies, the news they bring sticks a big ticking clock on the whole operation, because something is coming, something huge and it’s hungry.
Now the wolves, vamps and witches must work together to face a common enemy?
Intense… that’s pretty much the first word that comes to mind after reading Crimson Darkness. That is pretty much the way things go from the opening scene through the final chapter with little or no down time.
You can pretty much guess from the synopsis how things are going for the characters since we left them at the end of Crimson Midnight. That sets the tone for the entire book. Given the fact that the entire world has changed, it isn’t a shock that the status of a lot of the characters changed as well. Personal worlds are turned upside down and lives, friendships, relationships hang in the balance and allies shift.
Just a fair warning, this series keeps you on your toes. I realized quickly that these are not books you can just skim through. You need to pay attention because not only is there a lot going on, there are a LOT of players involved. They’re all important though and they each add another layer to the action and the plot.
I don’t want to give anything away, so I’m just going to let you know that this is a series that I’m really glad I picked up and I can’t wait to continue. The world building is great and the characters are well developed and there are many layers to several of them. There are some that I’ve loved from the beginning, some that had my heart breaking for them and some I’ve hated from the start. I don’t see either of those opinions shifting, but there are a couple that could go either way and if you’ve read the books I probably don’t have to explain which characters I’m referring to. 😉
Next up in the Crimson series is Crimson Dawn and I can promise you that there won’t be as much of a time lapse between books. Too much happened in Crimson Darkness for me to wait too long. Besides, Crimson Chaos is due to be released sometime this year and I want to be ready.