A Study in Ashes by Emma Jane Holloway

A study in AshesA Study in Ashes (The Third book in the Baskerville Affair)

by Emma Jane Holloway

Publication Date: December 31, 2013


Barnes and Noble


As part of her devil’s bargain with the industrial steam barons, Evelina Cooper is finally enrolled in the Ladies’ College of London. However, she’s attending as the Gold King’s pet magician, handcuffed and forbidden contact with even her closest relation, the detective Sherlock Holmes.

But Evelina’s problems are only part of a larger war. The Baskerville affair is finally coming to light, and the rebels are making their move to wrest power from the barons and restore it to Queen Victoria. Missing heirs and nightmare hounds are the order of the day—or at least that’s what Dr. Watson is telling the press.

But their plans are doomed unless Evelina escapes to unite her magic with the rebels’ machines—and even then her powers aren’t what they used to be. A sorcerer has awakened a dark hunger in Evelina’s soul, and only he can keep her from endangering them all. The only problem is . . . he’s dead.

My Review:

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest and fair review.

This is the conclusion of the steam punk Trilogy The Baskerville Affair, and what an ending it is.  This series has everything from Magic, to gadgets to danger and treachery.

This was originally suppose to be Lynn’s book as steam punk is more her taste then mine, and eventually I have a feeling you will hear her thoughts on this trilogy as well, but I want to say that I am glad I read it.  It was fun and entertaining and action packed.

The ending was everything you were hoping for and so much more. The war that everyone has been anticipating is upon us.  And unfortunately not everyone will survive. Lives will change and dreams will come true.

Evalina’s dark magic is pulling her.  The bracelets are helping to keep it under control but she is afraid of her power if they ever come off.  The dashing pirate Nick has been taken prisoner and presumed dead. His escape is a dramatic one. Tobias is settling into his life with with Alice and there baby Jeremy.

The twist with Imogen is very interesting and I enjoyed the time spent with her stuck inside the clock fighting the soul of her twin. Believe me I would have burned it too the minute I woke up!

I really enjoyed these characters and how much they have grown. There is so much more I could say, but don’t want to spoil it. If you have read the rest of the series I am sure you are anticipating this one!

PicsArt_1375992687897PG-13 There is a little of everything.  Murder, sex, scandal.  I LOVE IT!

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