Boy in The Smoke – Prequel to Shades of London

Boy in The Smoke – Prequel to Shades of London

The Boy in the Smoke

When I saw this on Goodreads, I knew I just had to read this.

A new story + Prequel + Stephen = perfect combination.

This prequel tells us about Stephen, starting when he was young, then when he went to Eton and what happened there to the hospital and further.

I really loved this story, loved that we finally find out more about Stephen (who is after all a very important character in the series). His past was really sad (we had some hints here and there I believe in the main books), his parents were utterly crap. Seriously your daughter has an addiction, you don’t help her, no you kick her out. And I was at times wondering why those 2 got children. They seem to be selfish, thinking more of themselves than of their kids.

Poor Stephen, when he found out about the sight, how he couldn’t believe it and even just told people about it (bad idea, very bad idea).

All in all, I really enjoyed this book. I really hope we will get more prequels for the other side/main characters.

4stars

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