Title: Seal of Solomon
Author: Golden Czermak
This is book 2 in The Journeymen Series, see the review for previous books:
1 – Homeward Bound Review
Another action packed adventure with the amazing Gage Crosse. This book literally continues on from the last so make sure you remember what is going on, or have a little refresh before you start!
We meet our hero sad and alone, bloody, beaten and waiting for it to get worse before it gets better. There is no time to mourn or grieve before he is thrown into the deep end once again. Unfortunately, Gage has just stuck a proverbial target on his back and can’t just stop. He has to plow through and make it back to their safe haven where Joey will be waiting for him.
We meet a whole host of new characters in this book but still manage to keep the dynamic between the central group in tact which is great. We see a little of Marcus in Homeward Bound and how things are ‘working’ within the council, but that comes to the fore this time.
I really enjoyed seeing how things work in the council, the market style meeting places, lectures and gathering of people. It is great to get an idea of who is in charge of the Journeymen and meet a few others along the way. Up to this point we have only met Joey, Ady and Gage so to see a few other field agents really helps to put in perspective the difference between Gage and the rest of the world, he really is MAN +1.
Joey is a bit soppy in the first book, he wants Gage but he can’t have him, in this book we see his stronger side come out. Gage and Joey are both going through a difficult time after losing Ady and we see Joey not only pull himself back into the world but also drag Gage back in too. There is amazing comradery between the boys, which means that not only do they know how to put each other back together, but they also know how to tear each other apart!
Obviously Gage is our main character, and he’s awesome! He is cheeky, charming and has a whole new take on how to eat breakfast but … I have a secret crush for Marcus! I am definitely looking forward to seeing more of him in the following books 🙂
As well as being completely action packed there is an emotional side to this book that comes through strongly. The connection between the main characters comes through really well and is a testament to the storytelling of the author. We have entered into an entirely new world and yet the characters are so relate able that you don’t even notice, certainly some impressive writing!
Now we are stuck, sat on our hands waiting for the next installment, I have absolutely no doubt that it will be worth the wait! Another fantastic read from Golden Czermak, can’t wait for the next one!
With no answers and a weapon of mass destruction slung around his neck, Gage Crosse is left with little choice but to travel with Joey Mosely to New York, seeking aid from the Order Council itself. Little do they know that they are about to embark on what may be the greatest adventure of their lives: to find the mysterious Seal of Solomon.
Meanwhile, the fragile threads holding the demon army and its monstrous allies together are unraveling. Keli must act quickly to maintain her position as ruler, else have all their efforts fall into the flames of ruin.
Can the Journeymen keep the Seal of Solomon out of demon hands, or will the Noctis succeed in wrenching all three artifacts from their control?