This is my first Lady Julia Grey book, and yes, it’s book five. I’m not, absolutely not, the type of person to read books out of order and I kept meaning to get myself to the library to pick up the first in the series and then, obviously, I didn’t or I wouldn’t be here this morning talking about book five… While browsing NetGalley, I saw this one and decided to jump in and live with the annoyances that come with starting a series late.
It’s been all good. I read The Dead Travel Fast last year and liked it but everyone kept saying her Lady Julia Grey novels were the best. I have to agree. This is a fun read. I was worried about missing backstory but there’s enough here to keep me from getting confused but it is making me want to read more of the series so maybe that trip to the library will happen after all.
I made an attempt to find a book trailer but one hasn’t been done for this book yet, however, I did find this December 2010 interview where she talks about the series. It does focus on the book Dark Road to Darjeeling but she makes some interests comments about her work in general I thought it worth sharing.