Battle Hill Bolero

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Battle Hill Bolero

A Bone Street Rumba Novel, #3

This was an exciting and fast paced end to the Bone Street Rumba trilogy. There is so much going on I'm not even sure how to sum it up for a review. This is definitely not a book that should be read as a standalone. The gang's all back and at war with the Council.

This series has such great world building and this in no exception. There is a lot going on in this series and a lot of characters and I imagine that may bother some people but I find that I enjoy it a lot. One of my favorite things about this series is the rich and colorful (literally) cast of characters. I've never read a series that does such a good job having characters of multiple races, genders, religions and sexual identities. It makes sense, New York is a diverse city, but you rarely see that diversity paralleled in books.

This story is told from various points of view and there have been some minor characters in the past books that have more major roles in this one. There were a few things I didn't remember from past books but it still all worked out and I didn't have any problems following this story.

I really enjoyed this book and I highly recommend this unique series to readers who are looking for something outside the box. I do recommend starting with book one in the series though.

Book Blurb for Battle Hill Bolero

In the third in the “richly detailed and diverse” (io9) urban fantasy series, the time has come for the dead to rise up against the shady powers-that-be...


The time has come for the dead to rise up...


Trouble is brewing between the Council of the Dead and the ghostly, half-dead, spiritual, and supernatural community they claim to represent. One too many shady deals have gone down in New York City’s streets, and those caught in the crossfire have had enough. It’s time for the Council to be brought down—this time for good.

Carlos Delacruz is used to being caught in the middle of things: both as an inbetweener, trapped somewhere between life and death, and as a double agent for the Council. But as his friends begin preparing for an unnatural war against the ghouls in charge, he realizes that more is on the line than ever before—not only for the people he cares about, but for every single soul in Brooklyn, alive or otherwise...

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2017 4.00