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A Wolf at the Door: A Jesse James Dawson Novel (Jesse Dawson) Mass Market Paperback – August 7, 2012
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A Wolf at the Door, opens the door to larger questions in the series. What is the demon war raging on, who exactly is Ivan, and what exactly is magic.
But if these greater story arcs and mysterious questions are not enough for you, this book also contains enough action to keep even the most jaded of action junkies satiated. Jesse has to fight monsters in a way that he's never had to fight before, and while there weren't any normal champion bouts fought by Jesse, there was still plenty of action between his fights with the other creature sent at him.
For those of you who haven't read this book, you should, but only after reading the first two books in the series. This is not a book that will be nearly as well appreciated without the proper knowledge and setting in place brought on from knowing what happened before it. That said each book is well written, action-packed, and full of interesting and fun characters (especially Jesse and Axel). Fans of Kevin Hearne will absolutely love this and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone looking for an utterly engrossing book that will leave them shaking for more.
I can't understand why this series is not more widely read, not only are the characters captivating, the stories are fun, interesting, edge of seat, and humorous. Jesse James Dawson, the main character, is the voice of the stories, and he is so great. A champion against demons, not perfect, but someone who you would want at your back if you find yourself in trouble with a demon.
Although this book is what I would call an urban fantasy, it is not your typical story line. There are no vampires, shape shifters, or witches. However there is magic, there are demons, and champions. Each book we have learned more and more about the world that our champion lives in, and there is even a demon that is sort of, kind of, a friend of the champion. Well maybe friend is a stretch, but still a great character.
A really great read, I hope there will be more from this author. I am hooked.
The first two areA Devil in the Details: A Jesse James Dawson Novel (Jesse Dawson) and A Shot in the Dark: A Jesse James Dawson Novel (Jesse Dawson)
Jesse James Dawson was an ordinary human - with a black belt in karate, until his brother stepped into something he couldn't get out of alone. Now five years after it all started Jesse is a bonafide Champion of Souls, mentoring under Ivan Zelenko. He has been through more in the last few years of his life, than most people go through in their entire lives and still he keeps going. He is a true good guy in all sense of the words; he lives it, breaths it and he wouldn't have it any other way. Except maybe to keep his now growing family safe, nothing is more important to him, than his family.
In the third installment of this series, Jesse's personal Demon Axel is cashing in his one and only favor which takes our hero on a journey to L.A. to protect a women who sold her soul to be the starlet she is. To make matters even more complicated he has 267 other souls to protect - souls that were sold to spend an evening with the beautiful and stunning Gretchen Keene. Now we all know, demons never tell you the whole story. All Jesse knows is that he has to keep her safe until New Year's - piece of cake right? NOT! There is a loophole in the young starlets contact and every demon is after his knew charge and they won't stop until the have all the souls she has collected in her rise to fame.
Gretchen is turning Jesse's view of her on his ass, she is nothing like what he expected. She is tough and smart, she doesn't do anything that doesn't benefit her in some way but its always a two way street. I have to say she was one of my favorite characters, to get to know. But Something Jesse can't explain is after them and its gunning for Jesse because let's face it killing Jesse is the priority, he is the real threat.Read more ›
Jesse is a champion with absolutely no magical powers whose main weapon besides his sword is his word and ethical code. Jesse is thus roped in by Axel (a demon) to protect a Hollywood starlet Gretchen Keene who is housing 276 other souls amounting to a lot of power in the supernatural world.
The author continues to play to his strengths by writing a very taut story with fast action and strong characterization. While being very reminiscent of Jim Butcher's style of writing, the comparison ends right there. There is already a strong hint of an over-arcing story with Axel playing a key role as the story progresses. The author has played his cards very well and revealed information about this in trickles so far but this is like the silence before the storm. Full marks for writing such an entertaining and quick read.
Am looking forward to read the next book soon and would recommend reading this series to all lovers of the Urban Fantasy genre.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A Good book. SO far this entire series has been well worth the moneyPublished 9 months ago by Stbone76
Jesse is a fun character. I love his many adventures. This story though made me sad on so many levels. I actually liked Gretchen and would have liked to see her character stay. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sheree
do I really need to say more? this is one of the he most entertaining series I have read in a while. complex characters, real and alluring. loved itPublished 24 months ago by Amazon Customer
another wild ride for Jesse James. this time instead of having to simply duel to the death with a daemon for someone's soul he has to try to save the life of an actress who has... Read morePublished on February 11, 2014 by Andrew Rose
As usual, Jesse James Dawson doesn't let me down - I enjoy these books because there is action, the supernatural, and a sense of humor that I enjoy - I will say that this one did... Read morePublished on June 4, 2013 by Joe
Not sure if it's possible to love each one more than the last. I love Jessie's character. Seems he grows with each book. Read morePublished on April 22, 2013 by June E. Kramin
I have read every book in this series, and they are all well-written, entertaining stories. I recently read that Mrs. Stewart's publisher dropped her. Oh well, their loss. Read morePublished on February 25, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Congrats to Ms K.A. Stewart well written novels. Glad that a young, fresh author takes on the science fiction field. Read morePublished on December 13, 2012 by sarahs books
Another excellent novel in the Jesse James Dawson series, you get to see Jesse in a whole new territory: Hollywood. Read morePublished on November 5, 2012 by Amazon Customer