21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
I'd been wavering between buying Serpant's Shadow or buying Beyond World's End (also by Mercedes Lackey). I think I made the right choice. The characters were all new and were well developed. The book is set in 1909's London and unusually for an American author shes got it as close to right as most British authors. I found the plot to be clear and the integration with the character development was very smooth. The best bits? The really Victorian males, I can think of a few who are still remarkably like that now but these just walked off the page.