Their peace is short-lived, however, as they are quickly sent on another mission. It seems the iron mines of Whitten Hall have ceased their production, no longer sending its ore to the crown. The Ministry of Trade has sent inquiries, but its representatives have all fled from the train ride to the distal outpost. It seems a vampire stalks the trains in and out of Whitten Hall, a vampire that will reveal the secret of the iron mine and the darkness that resides within.
I think that's why I was completely drawn in to this novel, not to mention I really fell in love with both Simon and Luthor in the first book and I had been looking forward to reading The Blood Thief of Whitten Hall. I wasn't disappointed, as there are traces of the humor from the first book, but this one had a lot more action as well. What I think is one of the greatest strengths after reading two books in The Magic and Machinery series is the world building. It feels fully fleshed out, and has a definite steampunk vibe to it. Just from the descriptions alone, I can picture the scenes in my mind as I read this novel. There are multiple story arcs too, and the epilogue from both books hints at that. I really want to read book three now to see where this story is heading. So now the question is, when is book 3 coming out?
My rating is 5/5 platypires.