I loved this book. I wasn't very sure about this book when I first started it. I am not usually into Urban fantasy. But this book grabbed me right fro..Show More »m the start, I loved Bobby Dollar's character and the tryst with Cas, and the take on the whole heaven and Hell saga. Recommended.
This is a great read, if you are a fan of Bobby Dollar, an angel with attitude, and his continuing exploits to dodge the good the bad and the darn rig..Show More »ht ugly in pursuit of little Miss Cold Hands, then like me you will love this book. Tad Williams takes us to New places and depths actually and literally. Full of twists and turns, some you can see coming and some that catch you by the throat. The story follows on from The Dirty Streets of Heaven almost without a pause, but could be read as a stand alone I think but obviously to get the best experience book 1 should be read first. It is well paced, comic in places and leaves you wondering how in Hell (pun intended) will he survive the Machiavellian Shenanigans of above and below.
If you have listened to The Dirty Street of Heaven, I'm sure you will have formed images of the characters in you minds eye, due to the great voice acting of Joe May e.g. Cassi is petite sexy savvy and a bit scary. Tim Flavin's Cassi is well... a Man and a 6 foot bearded brute with rippling muscles and definitely not sexy, and don't even get me started on the poor Solihull sisters who are supposed to be from Birmingham England not India or poor Fatback who I really could not understand what he was saying. So as you might of guessed switching Voice actors in mid series sometimes does not work and leaves a confusion of characters where you are constantly trying reconcile who is who and distracts from the plot somewhat.
So in summery the book is great, the narration may be good if read in isolation, but as a follow on, leaves me with "cold hands" - oh lord am I never going to get that image out of my head.