I recently finished reading The Key to Erebus by Emma V.Leech. I really enjoyed the story.
Jehenne is a young girl who leaves Britain to go to live with her French Grandmother. When she arrives, everything seems normal at first, but gradually she is drawn into a world which she did not know existed. A world of elves, ghouls, vampires, fairies and others.
Her Grandmother is heavily involved in this world, and she sets about introducing Jehenne to all the mysterious and sometimes dangerous beings that inhabit it.
Jehenne finds she is in great danger from a renegade vampire who is seeking the mysterious Key to Erebus.
Jehenne finds the truth of the key is more frightening than she thought.
While I enjoyed the story immensely, I did find Emma Leech’s punctuation a bit off-putting. She uses semicolons far too much, and frequently in places that were inappropriate, or where a comma or full stop would be a better choice. She also seems to be unsure of how to punctuate speech.
But apart form this, the book was exciting and moved along at a good pace, keeping you guessing.