Sunni and Blaise were simply touring London, visiting the house of famous painter Jeremiah Sterling. Suddenly, they find themselves walking through a magical painted door and being transported through time to eighteenth-century London! The duo soon finds themselves running through the streets of London, trying to get away from an evil ‘tour guide’ who lured them into the past. Filled with adventure and loveable characters, The Crimson Shard is a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat wanting more!
I really enjoyed reading The Crimson Shard, despite the fact that I hadn’t read the first book in the series before. There were a couple references to the first book, but not so many that I didn’t understand what was going on. The story line was fast paced and understandable, with funny characters as well as evil villains. The book is placed in the fantasy genre, but it contains a lot of interesting history about the art of eighteenth-century London as well. I would recommend reading The Crimson Shard, but I would suggest that the first book in the series, The Blackhope Enigma, be read first.