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The Chess Queen Enigma By Colleen Gleason,

  • Title: The Chess Queen Enigma
  • Author: Colleen Gleason
  • ISBN: 9781452143170
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Hardcover
  • And then she mouthed a word at me an unmistakable word that told me everything I needed to know Checkmate Evaline Stoker Mina Holmes have reluctantly agreed to act as social chaperones and undercover bodyguards for Princess Lurelia of Betrovia, who has arrived in London to deliver a letter that details the secret location of an ancient chess queen that s been missAnd then she mouthed a word at me an unmistakable word that told me everything I needed to know Checkmate Evaline Stoker Mina Holmes have reluctantly agreed to act as social chaperones and undercover bodyguards for Princess Lurelia of Betrovia, who has arrived in London to deliver a letter that details the secret location of an ancient chess queen that s been missing for centuries But when the letter which will heal a centuries old rift between England and the Betrovians is stolen out from under Evaline and Mina s watchful eyes, the two girls are forced into a high stakes race to ensure they find the chess queen before anyone else does including their foe, the Ankh For the chess queen is not only a historic symbol of a woman s political power, but it has literal power as well the queen will unlock the chessboard, revealing both treasures and ancient secrets the Ankh would kill to possess It will take Mina s smarts and Evaline s strength to beat the thief and untangle this mystery before it is too late.
    The Chess Queen Enigma And then she mouthed a word at me an unmistakable word that told me everything I needed to know Checkmate Evaline Stoker Mina Holmes have reluctantly agreed to act as social chaperones and undercover

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    1. This is the third crime solving adventure of Mina Holmes, the niece of Sherlock, and Evaline Stoker, the vampire hunting sister of Bram, but their partnership is still uneasy to say the least While petite Evaline is physically strong and highly impulsive, ready at a moment s notice to barge in bashing heads and staking hearts, ungainly Mina is instead methodical in temperament, analytical in thinking, and clumsy in movement In spite of their differences, Mina and Evaline are both intent on unmas [...]

    2. Author Colleen GleasonPublished 06 10 2015I received this book for free through GoodReads FirstReads competitions.I thought that this was an absolutely amazing It is the third book in the Stoker and Holmes series of crime solving novels Even though the characters of Milna Holmes niece of Sherlock and Evaline Stoker are quite opposites of each other they both have the same goal, to unmask and capture The Ankh The novel is set in 1889 London, where it starts off with a bittersweet rivalry between [...]

    3. I received this book for free from Publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review Genre Young Adult, Steampunk Rating 3.5 My Thoughts The Chess Queen Enigma is the third installment in the Stoker Holmes series by author Colleen Gleason The Stoker and Holmes series is set in 1889 London, and features Mina Holmes the daughter Mycroft Holmes and Evaline Stoker the younger sister of Bram Stoker What started out as a bi [...]

    4. This is the 3rd book in the Stoker and Holmes series It was a great continuation of the series, I think it was the best book in the series yet Five books are planned in this series.Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes are requested as chaperones for the dreadfully drab and boring Princess Lurelia of Betrovia England has a treaty with Betrovia for nowe initial hostilities between the two countries were caused by a chess board whose pieces were stolen by England Now England has promised to return the Qu [...]

    5. I LOVE this series so much and think it s a shame that I know no one who reads it Stoker Holmes are two fierce ladies who kick ass and take names, all in the constricting fashions of the Victorian era I honestly can t decide which of them I love because Mina is entirely hopeless and adorable in social situations, Evaline can t stop eating and, y know, staking vampires, and then there are a host of supporting characters that are just charming and captivating and also very frustrating Particularl [...]

    6. I am familiar with this author as I own all of the books in the Gardella Vampire Chronicles series I have seen these books but have not read any of them yet In fact, when I picked up a copy of this book I did not realize it was book three in this series until I opened the book up Luckily for me I am not the type of person that has to read a series in chronological order In fact there has been many times when I have started a book in the middle of a series and I find this the best test of the aut [...]

    7. A hugely enjoyable period piece read This is the third outing for Holmes and Stoker, but the first that I have encountered The two women are very different characters who have a great relationship with each other Here they are chaperones protectors of Princess Lurelia of Betrovia The instructions for a queen piece, a source of diplomatic friction, go missing at a welcoming ball Holmes and Stoker are also chasing the Ankh There are lovely descriptions of London in that time period involving chara [...]

    8. Well I liked Dylan and all but he kinda made no sense and wasn t really an important character, plus I like grayling .

    9. WELL THAT WAS A WILD RIDE in the best possible way MORE THOROUGHLY After the Dylan heavy narrative of The Spiritglass Charade, I must admit I found his relative absence in The Chess Queen Enigma most refreshing He still managed to irk me to no end and play the Outsider Savior trope to perfection, though, so don t get your hopes up too high He s an entirely too convenient character for me to find any enjoyment in his presence.And yet despite that, Enigma is easily the best of the three Stoker Hol [...]

    10. This book was, by far, the best of the three Not simply in terms of content although this novel definitely felt the most balanced of the three, both narratively and as far as pacing goes but also in terms of writing I feel as if, reading these books, I ve seen Gleason grow as a writer, and it s lovely to be on that journey with her, even as a spectator I didn t find myself nit picking about things as much because there was not much to nitpick It was a refreshing, sweep you along sort of novel th [...]

    11. This is the 3rd book in the Stoker and Holmes Series I enjoyed the story in this book much than the two previous ones It is probably due to the character development, than anything, but this story was also exciting Our two young ladies are finally getting to know each other and become friends I will be watching for the next installment.

    12. Mina Holmes and Evaline Stoker have another case to solve and this time it involves a missing Queen from an anicient Byzantine chessboard Having to also take care of Lurelia, the Princess of Betrovia, the girls have to take on the task of doing both and hope that the Ankh doesn t find the missing chess piece before they do.

    13. Mina Holmes and Evelyn Stoker are ready for another case, but they aren t thrilled to be babysitting a princess Visiting royalty and vampire bites Gentleman s clubs and black market gadgets Disguises and dance cards Face powder and false moustaches I m very much enjoying this series, especially since Gleason is weaving in past references that didn t seem significant and hinting at upcoming tangles in the plot More, please

    14. Another fun read in this series I m enjoying watching Evaline come into her own as a vampire hunter and the friendship growing between the two girls I wish Mina was a bit less obnoxious, but am going to enjoy the rest of the battle of wits between her and the Ankh in the last 2 books

    15. Ever since Benedict Cumberbatch s Sherlock, I ve been keeping my eye on all things Holmes related This series caught my attention and I was stoked to have won an ARC from Good Reads, albeit I ll be starting in the middle of the series Well technically, still the beginning since The Chess Queen Enigma is Book 3 of the series.I opened this book with high expectations of a Holmes Watson like dynamic featuring two amazing heroines Mina Holmes is the niece of the renown Sherlock Holmes, while Evaline [...]

    16. I really enjoy this series quite a lot I m always here for historical novels with strong heroines mentally in the case of Miss Holmes and physically in the case of Miss Stoker The Chess Queen Enigma is the weakest in the series thus far, but it s still a good read and I wouldn t let that scare you off the experience that is Stoker Holmes.The main issue I have with The Chess Queen Enigma is the pacing It alternated between being a touch on the slow side and rushing far too fast That sounds bad, b [...]

    17. I was happy to be reunited with these two wonderful ladies again This series revolves around Mina Holmes, the niece of the famous Sherlock, and Evaline Stoker, sister of Bram Together they solve mysteries and hunt vampires How does that not sound great What about if I tell you there is also time travel And that there is a fair number of dashing young man who are sure great love interests, but this Never takes over the story and hardly anything romantic really happens this is the third book and t [...]

    18. Series reviewPros Very unique premise You have the niece of Sherlock Holmes and the sister of Bram Stoker working together to solve crimes in a steampunk setting, that involves elements of Egyptian mythology and a little bit of time travel Also there are vampires The story is definitely loads of fun.Cons Very basic characterisation Unnecessary use of first person dual perspective when it could have been third person dual perspective Sometimes you forgot whose perspective you are reading The writ [...]

    19. Mina Evaline are given the task of entertaining and keeping an eye on Princess Lurelia of Betrovia With vampires around and the Ankh still on the loose the girls will definitely have a lot on their hands.Ms Gleason has written an excellent addition to this series Mina Holmes was a bit likable in this one The last two books I really didn t like her at all But towards the end of book three here, I started to like her I loved all the Queen Elizabeth history bits that were part of the story The Ch [...]

    20. Now that this series has grown to three, I can finally put my finger on why I enjoy it so much it s ridiculous Do not get me wrong, the series is very well thought out, and it usually takes me a good while before I catch where it s going, but I say ridiculous because Colleen Gleason mashes together at least six different genres and somehow manages to make it work It is as if the series recognizes its own inanity and proceeds to run with it even incorporating Queen Elizabeth I in this round That [...]

    21. The third book in an enjoyable series that improves with every title Gleason s characters grow enjoyable, their lives interesting and the side characters important I really appreciate how Mina and Evaline find that they have in common than they expect, and this, in turn, allows them to be better friends When Gleason finally reduces the tension between them and allows them to be equals, this series will have made me love it I look forward to that journey Note this book was provided as an arc [...]

    22. This book was just ok A little slim and flimsy plot It was not really the page turner or story continuation I was expecting from this series What especially irked me were a few passages that were blatantly copied and pasted from previous books.

    23. I think I can safely say officially that I just simply don t care for this series I find the mystery aspect fascinating enough, but the characters seriously lacking And as someone who reads for the characters, bland, boring, and uninteresting characters are a deal breaker.

    24. Finally finished this, I really do enjoy this series but I always have the same complaints little to no character development, a million unanswered questions, and lack of the other characters in the story I still recommend the series because it is fun and interesting to read.

    25. Not too much character development here the whole book felt like a filler novel to the series That being said, I still loved my ladies who kicked butt physically and mentally.

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