The Osiris Curse is the second book in the Tweed and Nightingale Adventure series by Paul Crilley, which centers around two teenage detectives in London. The story follows Sebastian Tweed and Octavia Nightingale's investigation of the death of Nikola Tesla, the infamous engineer credited with inventing the Tesla coil. While investigating the crime, they find a potential correlation between the murder of Tesla and the disappearance of Nightingale's mother. Along the way, the friends encounter romance, secrets, villains, and new friends. But eventually Tweed and Nightingale are led to the dangerous society, The Hermetic Order of Tesla, where they discover the unimaginable and realize that the fate of Britain is in their hands.
This was my first Steampunk book, and it was a truly enjoyable experience. Despite not having read the first book in the series, The Lazarus Machine, I caught on quickly and to my knowledge, the sequel was not so much a continuation of the first installment as it was a new adventure for Tweed and Nightingale. The book alternated in points of view- which I have often seen as either hit or miss- and this was definitely a hit! The change in viewpoint helped to build suspense in the story. My one gripe regarding the book is that the romance seemed to distract from the mystery and friendship between Tweed and Nightingale. But overall, The Osiris Curse was an action-packed, suspenseful book that kept me up for much of the night and got me hooked onto Steampunk fiction.