Book Review: Penny White and the Nest of Nessies by Chrys Cymri

Guess who’s back? Back again.

Goodreads Blurb

Penny White and the Nest of Nessies by Chrys Cymri

‘Are you saying,’ Commander Hubbert demanded, ‘that a pack of dinosaurs have our vessel?’

I shrugged. ‘That seems to be the best explanation. The nessies have the submarine.’

Heartbreak. And I thought I’d already had more than my full share. Even the wonders of the magical country of Lloegyr can’t entirely dull the pain. The company of Raven might help, but the dragon has gone to a monastery to fight the influence of the Noble Leader’s spirit.

But there’s little time to grieve. A dead merwoman has turned up in a killer whale’s pool. The Archdruid wants me to find a home for a winged unicorn. And the vampires in my church prefer to be naked when they attend meetings.

Now Her Majesty’s Government has requested my help to bring a stolen nuclear submarine back to Britain. This will mean negotiating with rat kings, merpeople, and were-orcas, and all of them have agendas of their own…

Penny White and the Nest of Nessies Book Cover


This is the sixth book in the Penny White series and, in all honesty, there is no point starting here. I guess it could be read as a standalone book, but you are missing the true magic of the journey if you don’t start at book one. And please do start there. If you are a fantasy fan and enjoy adventure and mythical creatures, this is the perfect series for you. Plus, it’s a great distraction from the real world as we all self-isolate.

I really can’t (and don’t want to) provide any spoilers about this book, or any other books in the series. What I will say is that I love how the character of Raven is evolving (he is a dragon. Does that sell this series to you?). I also love how the author is able to blend fantasy with real-world situations, although it would be preferable if the dire experience of detention centres weren’t in existence in any world.

At this stage, I’m totally invested in the world of Penny White and this book, in particular, gave me all the feels. Please hurry and catch up so we can all discuss the books together!

Purchase Penny White and the Nest of Nessies here.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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