Funny, atmospheric and a tiny bit scary. Perfect Halloween reading.
I enjoyed the first book in the series, so when this one popped up on Netgalley, I requested it immediately.
It’s the 1940s, there’s a war on. It’s about a year since the events of The Crow Folk and most people seem to have forgotten about it. Faye is now a proper witch-in-training. When a plane crashes into the petrol garage, Faye rescues a group of German Jewish children on the Kindertransport. When she touches one of them, she sees his death. She decides she was going to try to stop it, whatever it takes.
There’s German magicians, spies, a murder and a scary painting that glows. This book is a great adventure that barrels along at a pace. It’s funny and realistic. There’s definitely something of Tiffany Aching about the very sensible Faye.
I read this book in a day. I thoroughly enjoyed it.