Hell Train by Christopher Fowler
A Hammer style chiller set in World War 1 Eastern Europe as various morons board the Arkangel train. Sounds promising but sadly is boring, badly written crap.
“There are tales about her that would burn your ears.”
“She had no time for men’s wives.”
“How did he die?”
“In the most mundane way possible, mown down by a Hackney carriage on the Strand.”
“Something behind her was moving.”
“He seemed rather unsurprised by an Englishwoman being chased by a dead member of the Carpathian royal family.”
Kitty In The Underworld by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty is kidnapped by a cult and held in silver mine as they plot the downfall of Roman. Kitty is deliberately defiant and annoying, there are pages upon pages of padding and I am oh so tired of Roman and the Long Game. This was worthless.
“Maybe I was being prepared as a hideous sacrifice to some ancient chthonic god. That had happened to me once.”
“Glaring like the world had insulted him.”
“If he’d lain in a grave all those centuries, he could have decayed any more thoroughly.”