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London Calling (Lady Dreamscapes Book 2)

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Published October 26th 2020
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Halo Scot
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Grandiose and theatrical, LONDON CALLING continues an expansive saga with time as its stage and a cast meant for Broadway. Merkel once again works his literary sorcery and dazzles me senseless. A tangle of timelines crafts this steampunk, Tudoriffic dramedy with an allegro tempo and a beguiling premise.

I got shivers from the start. I read a ton and am rather curmudgeonly, so that’s saying something. This book is violin-tly creative, fraught with historical opulence and glamour (pun, pun). It’s m
Kelly Miller
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was delighted to be asked to read an ARC of A.C. Merkel's "London Calling" and provide an honest review. This story delivers all of the excitement, fun, and snappy dialogue of "Her Name is Murder" and more. Part 2 of Lady Dreamscapes is a wonderful mix of magic, fantasy, and history. I loved the imaginative story-line devised for Anne Boleyn and the mysterious lady who becomes involved with Grant and Murder. Creating a sequel that lives up to the original is a great challenge to a writer, but ...more
Anya Pavelle
Sep 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
London Calling is just as fun as the first book in the Lady Dreamscape series. In my opinion, though, the second book has even more action. The stakes are higher in this world and… others. The first few pages set the reader up with a shock that’s going to make them want to read more. Like immediately. If you want to know what I’m talking about, then read the Amazon preview when it’s available. Talk about creating instant tension. There’s a surprise every few pages, and the chapters often end ...more
Judy Ferrell
Dec 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Timeless love.

Murder and Grant go back to the time of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII to solve a mystery of the ages. A.C. Merkel creates the most remarkable mystery. You follow all the clues across time but really can't figure it out till the last few chapters. There are so many twists and turns. So many things that just one slip can change. This was a truly great read!!
Kimberly-Dawn Quinn
Mar 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in a series that defies genre. This book has everything: speculative historical fiction that bends but doesn’t break the rules of time-travel, paranormal, immortals that aren’t vampires, romantic relationships not confined to gender. I’m incredibly impressed at the depths that this story takes as we follow our heroine Murder from Tudor England to not too far in the future NYC. Timelines bend, merge and diverge without confusing the reader. A good amount of “timey-wimey” D ...more
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another awesome story from author A.C.Merkel. The second instalment following Murder and her friends did not disappoint. I loved the multiple timelines, the rising tension, the music references and the ever present fairy tale undertone. It's Back to the Future meets the Tudors meets fantasy and magic and characters you want to have as your own BFFs. I love finding books that mix magic with present day and this story has such a clever mix of so many different elements, it's a book that stretches ...more
Sukaina Majeed
Oct 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
The author explores the London in 2022 which means the characters are in the future.

I honestly don’t read fantasy but when you have a female protagonist whose name is Murder. Yes you read that right. You obviously can’t miss this one.

The book opens in 1536 where two sisters are planning an escape which had been on their minds for a long time.

Then there’s Murder in London in 2022 who is being chased by a man called Eustace. Murder has stayed long enough across generations she knows something is n
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the urban modern/historical fantasy saga.
Yes, I know I can't write modern and historical together, but trust me it's exactly what it is or how I'm going to call it (it's my review, so 🤷🏻‍♀️🤭)
Gosh, it's so difficult to write this review without spoilers 🙈
I loved the first book "Her Name Is Murder" and this book starts where the last ended. I think I love this book even more than the first one.
Murder's and Grant's adventure continues (yes, her name is really Murder).
Victoria Williams
Jan 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Even better than the first! Merkel’s writing style really shines throughout the novel as he draws us further into his fantasy world. He does an excellent job of expressing the different personality traits and motivations for a wide cast of characters who have really come into their own in this book. Time travel, magical realism, historical fantasy, romance, this series has something for every reader without it seeming overdone or excessive. In the audio version, the narrator Jaimee again did a b ...more
Rory Michaelson
May 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The best sequels always give you more of what you loved about the first book, but then put an interesting spin on it, and that’s exactly what Merkel does here. Another quirky caper full of fantastically diverse characters, this time the gang end up on an even higher stakes journey that is an excellent entry into the Lady Dreamscapes series. Jumping back and forth through different characters and times can be a massive obstacle to overcome, but Merkel does it smoothly, and with such glee you can’ ...more
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S.V. Filice
Oct 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Was thrilled to receive an ARC copy of London Calling!

I am so happy to continue the journey of Murder and her magically enthused friends. This book is definitely full of action - Merkel is truly talented at writing page-turners!

The book dives into the fun NYC life as we visit old cast in their new lives, which is both entertaining and exciting! There’s a school for magic and music - I wish I could attend, a PI offence - so badass, and solo tours - woohoo! I was constantly compelled to keep readi
Anna Mocikat
Feb 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book is a whirlwind of fun!
I've read A.C. Merkel's debut novel Her Name is Murder in 2020 and couldn't wait to get my hands on the sequel, London Calling.
I expected it to be as crazy, funny and unique as the first book and I wasn't disappointed!
We see all beloved characters from book 1 again, Grant, Levi, Tress, and, of course, Murder, the heroine of the story.
But we also meet a couple of new characters, such as time travel expert Wynter- who was my personal favorite! -, evil Queen Tiffany
Ash Knight
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What sorcery is this? The dynamic duo (Murder and Grant (ooh la la)) is back and this time, they've brought a team of friends. Does this review sound like a superhero story? Well, it sort of is!!! Grant is quite the superhero. He's stunning and bright and says all the right things, but alas, he's taken.

But wait! What about Murder? With the ability to chrono-travel to different times and edit outcomes, have adventures, and find out the truth of history, she is the highlight of the pages, whateve
M.E. Aster
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Murder is back and better than ever!!

London Calling was a true glow up for both the story and the cast. I adored reading more about the people we grew to love in book one, including Tress (my favorite), Levi, Ira, and more. And the new additions to the characters (mainly Wynter) added even more depth and intrigue to a book already brimming with both.

Merkel has a fantastic imagination that truly came to fruition in London Calling. I applaud his brain for making up such a fantastic world mixed wi
Aaron D.
Jan 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
The next episode in Murder’s adventures expands the world dramatically There are so many different characters that I want to start again from the beginning of the first book and make a note next to every new name, about their character and relevance so when they turn up again so I remember who they are. Add in alternative time dimensions, magic and time travel you have to have your wits about you to keep up.
 What I really like about this book is I can see a world where beautiful people have beau
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