Sigh. I really liked The Blackthorn Key. You can read my review of it here if you didn’t get to it last year. But a 529 page follow-up? That’s a lot of pages, Kevin Sands.
Still, I have been waiting for Mark of the Plague. I liked the characters, especially Christopher and Tom. I liked the way they worked together to solve a mystery and stop bad guys.
So if you’re not in the mood for turning a lot of pages, or you don’t feel up to setting aside your device for a few hours, or you’d rather finish up the yard work or pay your bills, DO NOT PICK UP THIS BOOK. Once I got three chapters in, that was it for me. You may have stronger will power than me — really, who doesn’t? — but you won’t be able to resist this.
There are exciting escapes, treasures to be found, tragedy, friendship, bad guys, loads of action… For the historian and scientist in you, there’s information about the plague, how it works, what it did to the community. For conspiracy theorists, there are red herrings and twists and turns to keep you guessing. Give it a whirl, and you’ll find yourself avoiding your chores and staying up too late.
Mark of the Plague: A Blackthorn Key Adventure by Kevin Sands