Blacker than Black

Blacker than Black didn't live up to my expectations

There was some clever dialogue, but that's about as good as it gets.

There are times when Rhi Etzweiler just doesn't bother playing her character, instead she talks to us. I feel this shows that the author did not understand his/her characters enough.

I’m not able to recommend this story.

Book Blurb for Blacker than Black

Apparently, my twin and I are two of York’s most notorious criminals. We’ve been Nightwalkers in the blue-light district since the vamps took over the world. Don’t know how many years it’s been. Long enough that a stream of fellow ’walkers have come and gone. Most don’t last long selling their chi. End up face-down in the gutter, or worse.

For us, one night and one sale change everything.

Monsieur Garthelle is the first john to hunt me down. He calls me a chi thief in one breath and offers absolution—servitude—in the next. Maybe I’m a sucker, but I like living and breathing. Strange that such a powerful vamp would show leniency to a mere human. And something’s not right with the chi I took from him. It won’t go away.

Neither will he, and he’s forcing us to spy on his peers. Then a vamp turns up dead, and we go from playing eyes and ears to investigating a murder. This isn’t what I signed up for. All I ever wanted was to sell a little chi, maybe steal some in return. I should’ve kept my damn hands to myself.

This is my story. Look through my eyes. 406 pages

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2012 2.50