My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is the second part of the Obsidian Heart trilogy, a fantasy / horror / time travel / multiverse adventure. I remember reading the first book last year, I think I remember liking it but don’t remember that much more, so getting back into the series was a bit confusing at first, but most of it did come back to me, helped by recaps from the author.
In this one, Alex is in Victorian London trying to find the Obsidian Heart in an effort to find his daughter. I particularly liked the descriptions in this part, about how grimy and smelly London was, it was all very atmospheric and the action was quite fast paced but as the book progressed it got a bit bogged down with the characters discussing the nature of time travel and what to do next, so it began to drag a bit. Still, I will be reading the next book.