This was just as much fun as the first book in the Daniel Faust series. The whole series is proving so awesome that I'm happy to declare it my new UF ..Show More »favourite!
The story was a ton of fun. Craig Schaefer has an engaging writing style and Daniel is an easy character to root for. He is no angel, but he follows his own moral code and is never short of a witty remark along the way. I love the fact that the humor offers balance to some of the darker aspects of this series.
I think Adam Verner did a great job with the audio. He definitely got the tone of the story and his general narration was excellent. If I have a tiny criticism it is his chosen accent for Caitlain. She was supposed to be Scottish, not Irish! It does not hurt the story and if I see Adam Verner's name on more audiobooks I'll be happy to buy them.
This third instalment in the Daniel Faust series was just as much fun to read as the first two books in the series were. Craig Schaefer has done a fan..Show More »tastic job of seamlessly blending some hilarious dialogue and happenings into a very dark and gritty Vegas set UF noir. The story was fast paced and filled with action, drama, and plenty of cool supernatural happenings!
Life is not proving easy for Daniel Faust, ex-gangster and sorcerer for hire, as he has a whole host of problems to deal with. His nemesis Lauren Carmichael and her crazed enforcer Meadow Brand continue to press on with their plans for world domination. FBI agent Harmony Black still wants both Daniel and his ex-boss the half demon gang kingpin of Las Vegas Nicky Agnelli, behind bars. Daniel's ex-girlfriend Jennifer is feeling twitchy about the whole FBI situation and is mustering her own forces as she senses Nicky might be vulnerable. Daniel's friend Pixie wants his help in tracking down a spate of missing homeless people, and just for good measure the smoke faced men are back!
Daniel himself is a likeable and witty lead who is super easy to root for despite the fact that he is no angel.
All in all this was a very enjoyable read.
The more I hear Adam Verner the happier I am with his narration. He gives another excellent performance with this one.
The Daniel Faust series has fast become my favourite UF series of the lot. This fourth book was just as much fun as the previous three instalments of ..Show More »the series. I love the mix of humor and dark happenings.
With Harmony Black in Vegas and breathing down Daniel's neck it is proving impossible for him to pull any of his usual cons and tricks. As a result he jumps at the chance to take an out of town heist. The job sounds simple, steal a knife from a collector. Of course, the theft proves far more complicated as the current owner of the knife turns out to be a powerful necromancer. It also does not help that Chicago is the territory of the Court of Night-Blooming Flowers, and they are not Daniels biggest fans!
The story was a ton of fun. Daniel had to use his wits to outfox both the Court of Night-Blooming Flowers agents in a high stakes poker game and Damien Echo, the necromancer who was in possession of the knife. Lucky for us Daniel is smart enough to realize he needed plenty of help so despite the change of setting we still got to enjoy the banter between Daniel and all of our favourite secondary characters.
A few interesting subplots that ran through the main story, as well as the shock ending, have me bursting with eagerness to get to the next book in the series!
Adam Verner has a few flaws, but is mostly a perfect fit for Daniel and this series. He just gets the tone and the humor.