This is the final instalment in Catherine’s award-winning Clockwork Crow trilogy – I couldn’t wait to find out how Seren and Tomos’s adventure was going to end!
When Seren slips down a strange alleyway and purchases a mysterious box at the local fair, little does she suspect that it may hold an important secret. When she presents it to Crow, it soon becomes clear that beautifully painted black swan adorning the box’s lid is key to unravelling the mystery of how Crow turned from a man into a clockwork bird.
Seren and Tomos must help Crow regain his human form but Captain Jones is making enquiries about Seren’s past and the sinister Fair Family are clamouring for a human child to join their fold.
Will Seren and Tomos succeed in their quest to give the Midnight Swan it’s heart desire and free Crow from his corvid form? Will the courageous pair be able to find their way home again to the Midsummer’s Ball at Plas-y-Fran? Or will the silvery, immortal Fair Family achieve their goal?
This tale tingles with deliciously dark magic which has the reader constantly on their guard. The malevolent Fair Family add an air of menace to proceedings as Seren and Tomos race to transform Crow back into a human school teacher.
Such an enchanting blend of magic, folklore and the darkest of fairy tales. A fabulous read for anyone aged nine and up. Although this book could be read as a stand-alone, I would thoroughly recommend reading the rest of the story first!
*Many thanks to Firefly Press for inviting me to be part of this blog tour*