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A bright trip through a world of shadow,
This review is from: Five Star Science Fiction/Fantasy - Necropolis (Hardcover)
I'm not a super big fan of noir-ish detective stories, but I am a sucker for genre mashes. I enjoyed the heck of of 'Sword-Edged Blonde' - which was a mash of detective and sword-n-sorcery styles - and having enjoyed a Waggoner story from elsewhere figured that 'Necropolis' might be a good time.
The story does move along at a pretty brisk pace, but unfortunately that is at the expense of some of the supporting character development (and even description, to some extent). Some of the glibness of the main character's seemed forced at times, and the way that things wrapped up at the end seemed a little too much like, "Well, he did save the city and all but the powers that be wouldn't POSSIBLY cut him a little slack and permanently fix some of his issues; how else will he get in future messes?"
I believe that this story has been rewritten and morphed into the 'Nekropolis' series of books (probably along the train of thought that it can somewhat coast on the tail of the Dresden Files books) but as a standalone work it's fairly entertaining; just don't expect too much from the story and you won't be disappointed.