When my old friend Jim Walker asks me to fly up to Canada and take a look at a strange murder case, it sounds like a good excuse for barbecue and brewskis.
But the party gets crashed by a pit-load of demons and things take a turn for the worse. Throw a faerie queen and a couple of ancient vampires into the mix and you've got a recipe for disaster.
Time to sharpen the stakes and start slaying the undead.
Because if you gaze long into a vampire's eyes, the vampire gazes also into you.
©2016 Adam J Wright (P)2016 Adam J Wright
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"Bring me More!!!"
This continues to be one of my favorites Supernatural / Paranormal novels. This story is more of Alec being a man of his word. We see what he will do to keep it and emotionally, what it takes from him if he fails. When this series started, Alec was a reluctant PI is the small city of Dearmont Main. What the Society of Shadows decided was his inability to follow orders, and he decided was a matter of doing the right thing, got him demoted to Main and placed with a baby sitter, Felicity.
Alec’s character continues to grow, and this book adds more dimension to him. His relationship with Felicity has the potential to become romantic, and they both are doing thinking about that. While he is still ambivalent about the society and his father, he is still willing to work for the greater good. Upon learning valuable information, he does not hesitate to tell his father. Again the Society keeps him on the peripheral and does not share what happen to his father.
Alec still is torn over what his father did to him as a child and what he as a child, was unable to do for his mother. These issues are the at the core of Alec. They keep him fighting and from leaving the past behind. My mother says, every good-bye ain’t gone and every shut eye ain’t sleep.
I am so glad Mr. Wright, the author, has added dimension to Mr. Scary. For nothing else, read this for the Mr. Scary insight. I thought Mr. Scary was just background information for Mallory. From this installment, it seems that story line will be included in the series with active participation by Alec.
Leon has turned out to be a pretty good fighter. Hey, when you are rich and bored, what can you do for a hobby. Kill monsters sounds good. But you are not happy when there is not phone reception. There are more realms than fairy and man. Alec and Leon has an opportunity to explore another realm.
The sister witches make an appearance and at no cost to Alec. Being a guinea pig does have its advantages.
There is fighting, gore and suspense of the count down to doom. Those are things that we expect from a Harbinger P.I and this does not disappoint. I have read many paranormal novels, and it is always great to see when a villain gets his comeuppance and when an ass hold unbeliever becomes a believer. Yep, that happens here.
"Slow to ramp to but finishes strong"
It took a while for the story to really get going this time but I was pleased when it did. Another strong book in the series.
"Small but Still Worth It"
I've now listened to all four books available in this series to date. I'm filing a separate but concurring opinion with the majority of listeners because I'm not a fan of the Dresden series.
in comparison to Monster Hunter International, this series has far less punch. it also leaves you wondering why character relationships are so fraught. Finally, i also find myself wondering why the main character is so incurious and sometimes downright suspicious of his own magic powers.
Nevertheless, it's fun to listen to and narrator does a nice job in voicing both male and female characters. This series still has piotential to become more and i hope it does.
"Great mix of action, friendship and magic"
I love the way Wright presents characters with depth; Alec's regular introspection to check his value system when he makes decisions not only reveals his motivations, it also develops the main character and moves the story forward. The ongoing and renewed friendships are realistic and heartwarming. Love the magic and how he weaves the storyline into existing legend. Great job! Looking forward to the next Harbinger novel.
"Always leaves you hanging!"
I've really enjoyed this series, and can't wait til the next one but man, does the author love to mess with readers with these continuing plot threads! Engaging characters and fast paced, fun build up of tension, all make me anticipate more!
I struggled with some parts, but mostly because i see the queens of fairy a little differently.
Over all it was a good read, and I'm looking forward to the next one.
It was okay, but, not as good as the first three books in the series.
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