[Reading] ➷ A Conspiracy of Ravens By Gilbert Morris – Dolove.info
After reading the first book in this series, which was just okay, I wasn t sure how I d like the second one It was actually better than the first one Serephina Trent resumes her role as detective with help from her actor friend Dylan Tremayne and Inspector Matthew Grant, and the mystery kept me guessing until the end While end wrapped up a little too neatly for my tastes, but overall I really liked this book. rating 3.5 I enjoyed this followup very much, though in some ways I felt like it lacked some of the intrigue and mystery of the first installment I still look forward to reading 3, and hold a high esteem for Morris writing ability and historical knowledge. Better than the first one in the series IMO. Lady Trent S Sleuthing Skills Are Put To The Test In A Victorian Mystery About Mischief, Murder, And A Lost HeirWith The Aid Of Her Partner Dylan Tremayne, Lady Serafina Trent Aims To Help Her Neighbors The Haydens Determine Who The True Heir Is To Their Sizable Estate After Some Investigating, She Shocks The Haydens When She Reveals That The Child They Believed Had Died At Birth Is Actually Alive And Living As A Criminal In London S Worst SlumThen The Hayden S Butler Is Murdered And The Stakes Are Dangerously Raised Lady Serafina Must Employ Her Famous Scientific Reasoning To Help Her Discover Answers Before Foul Play Strikes Again Though Her Beloved Reason Fails To Explain Her Growing Attraction To DylanEnjoy Victorian England Through The Eyes Of Christian Fiction S Most Beloved Author This book was Amazing, why must it end cries Not much of a whodunnit, but a well rounded 2nd book I enjoyed reading about Lady Trent, Dylan, David, Dora, Inspector Grant, and Lady Trent s family.In this book, a man finds out that he was switched at birth he s really an Earl The man, now called Trevor Hayden, has been raised in the roughest parts of London and has quite a record of petty theft and minor disturbances The current Earl has been having one too many near misses a gunshot close by and a saddle that was cut during a fox hunt Now the Earl s trusted butler has turned up dead while making the Earl s nightly drink Lady Trent and her father quickly discover that the butler was poisonedGreat new characters that I expect we ll see and hear about Plenty of red herrings and twists to the story But there s one thing that really bothered me I just can t believe that Trevor wouldn t fall back on his life of crime during his intense bouts of doubt Or that he wouldn t be rougher Or some of his old friends would put the pinch on him or try to blackmail him or SOMETHING Trevor seems too eager to please too eager to show that he s the Earl s son He has plenty of inducements his parents are loving and kind Gervase, his cousin, is beautiful and kind to him, too Lady Trent and her crew believe in him But somehow, Trevor seemed to be tamed too easily Wild horses must be broken first, and I didn t see any of that happening here Too much was too easily wrapped up with a nice neat bow.But it s an enjoyable read, especially as the romances are developed And it certainly makes you want to read the next book While I did enjoy this book, I found that I liked the first one in the series The Mermaid in the Basement Lady Trent Series 1 just a little better I d give this one about a 3.75 star rating, so I rounded it up to 4 stars.Most of the original characters from the first book are back again, Serafina Trent and her family, Dylan, and even Matthew Grant A new noble family is introduced to us, the Haydens They were unable to have children except for one infant who died shortly after his birth 18 years ago.or so they thought Evidence comes to light about a baby switch, which means their son Trevor is actually alive and living in the slums of London with no idea who he really is Serafina and Dylan are enlisted to find him, and the search beginsThere s quite a few people in the Hayden family, and at first I found it difficult to keep them all straight I had trouble clicking with some of them, although there were a few that I liked It seems like the first book The Mermaid in the Basement had of Serafina and Dylan sneaking around doing detective work, which I thought was a really fun part of the story, and I missed that here.Overall, I did enjoy A Conspiracy of Ravens , but for some reason the storyline of the previous book just hooked me a little I have already started the next and last book in the series, Sonnet to a Dead Contessa Lady Trent Mystery Series 3 , and I m looking forward to seeing where the characters go next. I did not read the first book because I didn t know this book was the second book in a series whoops but I feel like I did not need to because the only thing they talk about from the previous book is that Clive was almost executed and was found guilty for something he didn t do, and Lady Serafina Trent, Dylan Tremayne, and Matthew Grant proved his innocence But anyway, this book was so good and adorable I love all the romance in it I also really love that this is a Christian book I did not know that before I read the book I didn t do any research, if you couldn t tell But it was just so cute I loved Dylan and Serafina, and Matthew and Dora, and Trevor and Gervase They were adorable The only thing I did not like was that the real mystery was really late It was about 70 pages this is an estimate, don t judge if I m wrong from the end of the book I understand that finding Trevor was part of the mystery , but they found him so fast That probably doesn t make any sense but oh well I really liked this book and can t wait to read the next book I wasn t very impressed with this book The first book he wrote, A Mermaid in the Basement was excellent, a great plot, believable characters and everything But this book had hardly ANY plot The only high point was in the last 7 chapters or so I was disipointed with Trevor Hayden He lived a terrible life as a gangster and a thief, but as soon as he was put in a house of wealth in a high position, he became the perfect son who wanted to do everything right A VERY UNBELIEVABLE BOOK I hope the next book is better.