Maxine Kiss is covered in tattoos that are demons during the day, whom by night come alive. She’s also a demon hunter and her “boys” help her in killing the bad guys. When Maxine is not killing demons, zombies or even humans, she’s hanging out with her boyfriend, Grant.
Grant is a Lightbringer, the last of his kind. Through manipulating energies, he can change any living creature. But now his life is in danger, more danger than normal that is.
Maxine is determined to save Grant, but her past is back to get her and at the end of the day, there’s only one choice - lose control and release her own powers to save the people around her.Maxine and Grant are on opposite sides of a coin. While she takes life, he can give it and that’s part of their attraction.
If you haven't read the previous book, Iron Hunt, you will have an incredibly hard time making sense of this book. I’m highly recommending you don’t try to read Darkness Calls before reading the first book like I did. I admit that the labyrinth bit drove me absolutely nuts. There wasn't enough back-story for me to understand it. For most of the book, I was very confused and kept wondering about everything. At this point, after having read the whole book, I’m still confused.
However, I think that Ms. Liu’s writing is as lovely as ever. While I couldn’t exactly enjoy the book, the writing itself flowed so well and was well-written and that’s what actually kept me reading. I’ve read her other books and loved them so it’s not like Ms. Liu is a new author for me, but her type of writing has always impressed me. Darkness Calls has the potential to be a great book if this series is read in the proper order.