Isabella’s Heiress opens on a battlefield in 1648 in Dresden. Isabella Calabria is leading the ranks and fighting when she disappears.
Fast forward to modern-day London, and to Emma Elliott who finds herself in a strange situation.

She is near London Bridge where she works, yet something is off. The priest father Eamon is with Emma and he explains to her that she has been in an accident has passed away and is now in purgatory. She has to stay here until it is decided where her soul will go next because she has unfinished business and because she also died too soon.
Truths about this twilight world are revealed to Emma as she struggles to understand where she is and finds that there is evil lurking around dark corners. On top of that, she keeps being mistaken for Isabella Calabria, the stuff of legend.

With Father Eamon’s training, Emma learns to cross over from twilight London into other strange dimensions.
Speaking of Father Eamon, he quickly became a favorite character. He eventually reveals her the task she must complete on her own in order to essentially save her soul and leave this twilight world. Taryn was Emma’s best friend in real life and the two are reunited here. Soon enough Emma finds herself not only trying to complete her task but trying to save her friend as well before it is too late.

Isabella’s Heiress is one of those books that just sweeps you away to another time and place.
I enjoyed the storytelling, the wonderful world building and the strong female lead. Twilight London was well written as were the other dimensions, they were dark and scary places. Griffiths has a knack for creating a rich atmosphere and for giving the story twists and turns. There is danger lurking around every corner and I found Emma running into some unique characters and places.

She ignored him, concentrating instead on the deep orange and red glow, which silhouetted the Tower of London and Tower Bride as a crackling sound was carried on the wind. The smell of smoke and dust hit the back of her throat while on a boiling Thames, ships bobbed aimlessly at anchor.
p. 49, Isabella’s Heiress by N.P. Griffiths

There is plenty of adventure within these pages and I was pulled into the story easily. I did however, want to read more about Isabella Calabria and the prophecy, so maybe in the next book? There were some things left unanswered.
The ending leaves it wide open for the next installment.

Special thanks to the publicist for my review copy of Isabella’s Heiress.

Disclaimer: This review is my honest opinion. I did not receive any kind of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. I am under no obligation to write a positive review. I received my free copy of Isabella’s Heiress via the publicist.

 

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