Review: Ice Demon

Product description:

“Thee, of stars”

A ship of dead with iced men who shatter; The Terror sails into the Port of London during England’s worst winter, bringing insidious ice fog and a hidden killer. Secret Commission agents, Artifice, the artificial ghost, and Jim Dastard, the animated skull, track their murderer to the frozen Thames’ Frost Fair, only for Art to discover a deadlier danger—one involving the women she holds dear. F/F historical fantasy and Gothic mystery set in the steampunk world of the Dark Victorian series.


“Smart. Engaging. The fog creeps off the page.”
– Melanie Karsak, author of the Amazon best-selling steampunk series, The Airship Racing Chronicles

Experience paranormal detective mysteries with a Victorian female sleuth:
A historical fantasy in a mechanical and supernatural London, follow the adventures of an uncanny female sleuth and her senior skull partner set in the same alternate world as Elizabeth Watasin’s Victorian supernatural mystery series, The Elle Black Penny Dreads.

Learn more about this intriguing, steampunk lesbian series:
It is 1880; black arts sorcery had its time to grow in England and to battle the eldritch evils threatening, HRH Prince Albert’s Secret Commission is born. Executed criminals are brought back to life without memories and to fight as agents. Among those resurrected is Artifice, a six foot two tall strongwoman, Quaker, and artificial ghost, guided by her senior partner, Jim Dastard, the animated skull. And she soon discovers–from her encounters with a madwoman journalist, a mysterious woman in black, and a French prostitute–where her heart lies . . .

ICE DEMON is a penny dreadful from storyteller Elizabeth Watasin, who delights in bringing you shilling shockers immersed in Gothic Victorian mystery, women detectives, and the paranormal vestiges of an otherworldly London. Read more in Dark Victorian: Risen, Dark Victorian: Bones, Medusa: A Dark Victorian Penny Dread Vol 2, and Sundark: An Elle Black Penny Dread.

My thoughts:

I love Watasin’s stories! If you haven’t read Elizabeth’s earlier books, you can start with this one without any trouble. Having said that, I would recommend reading Risen and Bones, even-though Ice Demon stands on it’s own.

I love the dark Victorian milieu Elizabeth has created. The characters are richly developed and very unique. The story burns along at a very quick pace and it’s dark vibe oozes off the page. Dark, creepy, funny, this is the sort of book series that a reader can ( and will ) get addicted to …

This series is a must-read for the Gothic Victorian crowd. I enjoyed every little quirky morsel and give Ice Demon 5 stars out of 5.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this ebook free from the Author Elizabeth Watasin. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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