The kids are asked to go to Washington DC to help the Praetorian Guard protect the president and her daughter from The Associates at the annual Black Tie Bash. The three allowed to go (Nadia must stay home in Edgewood with her crazy mother) discover that there’s a whole city underneath the city just for the Praetorian Guard.
Nearly everything I thought I knew about the Edgewood series was wrong. I just wasn’t expecting some of the twists and turns in this book. The fact that the underground Praetorian Guard city was called PGDC bothered me a little bit, though. I used to live in southern Maryland so PG to me is PG County so it just kind of made me do a mental double-take every time I read PGDC. Like the previous book, this one was told alternating between Nadia and Russ with more chapters from Russ’s point of view this time. That was extremely effective, especially since Nadia was left at home and she could astral project and learn things Russ never could. I very highly recommend reading Absolution (but read the first two books first)!
5 (out of 5) Stars