Locke & Key Volume 6: Alpha & Omega

Monday, February 10, 2014


Locke & Key Volume 6: Alpha & Omega
Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, 2014 (issues originally 2013)

New Release: I received a digital galley of this book from Netgalley for the purpose of review.

Premise: Sequel to Clockworks. The final chapter. Everything is in place. The Omega Key has been found. Evil forces are on the move in Keyhouse, and Tyler and Kinsey Locke are going to have to be very careful and very lucky to live through the end of the school year…

Ack. What is left to say about Locke & Key? I wasn’t sure about this series at first, but it really grew on me over time. The horror grows slowly and steadily, the characters and the backstory are built piece by piece.

This volume opens with a fully natural-feeling recap, just so you know where everyone is, and then launches full-tilt into the climax.

Everything that happens was set up. It all makes sense (for the most part anyway) with each character’s established motivations, but all the plot twists and turns were foreshadowed in earlier volumes. To me, parts felt too sad and parts too happy on my first read, but then I read it a second time and everything just felt right: like that was the way each piece had to land.

Now the story is complete, so if you were waiting, you can read it all at once. Start with Volume One: Welcome to Lovecraft.

5 Stars - An Awesome Book

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