I enjoyed this book immensely; however, there were moments when I wondered on the advisability of my sanity for daring to read this book mid-stream without first reading the other three books in this series (Void City). I chose to go ahead and read this book without knowing anything about this series or the author. One thing I noticed was Jeremy did a good job covering the knowledge gap between this book and previous history from other books. Also, this book was not a quick read but wasn’t boring. Instead, all this information gave me an urge to go and read the other three books in this series. The dialogue was bolstering and witty at times. Humorous would barely describe the energy in this book. I love science fiction and fantasy when combined with mystery. It makes for a more challenging read, and this story has all three.
However, there are a few cautions I want to address for a new reader to Mr. Lewis. First, there was a lot of information given to help round out character and plot development. Since there is a lot of information, some readers may find themselves bog down at times. If the plot description sounds interesting, but you like to follow the series from start to finish, then I’d recommend the first book “Staked.” For you, it will be worth the wait to do it properly, and I promise this book is great. Another point is each chapter is a different “voice”. I discovered I needed to pay attention with the chapter titles, so I could “hear” each voice telling their part of the story. Finally, I found I had to read this book in sections as there was so much going on I needed to process this book by chapters. I recommend if you are looking for someone new to read, this is a good read with an author whose book is different and complex.
IMMORTAL. INGENIOUS. AND DOWNRIGHT INFURIATING.
Void City’s resident bad-ass vampire has a secret to keep, everything to lose, and a plan to win it all. Eric has taken control of the city’s supernatural hierarchy, putting all the deals and contracts that allow Void City to function up for renegotiation. When he installs his insane vampire daughter, Greta, as Void City’s sheriff of the supernatural, bloody mayhem ensues. To further complicate things, the love of Eric’s life is back from the dead, immortally young, at a cost that has put Eric under the thumb of a very powerful demon. The mysterious mouser Talbot, morose mage Magbidion, and all of Eric’s thralls are trying to help him keep things under control….But with early onset Alzheimer’s, vampire hunters, demons, a band of chupacabra, a cursed cousin with a serious grudge, and Rachel as his new “handler”…there’s just not an app for that.