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Ancient Awakening Paperback – September 29, 2009
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You get a whole bunch of that when these monsters take over a hospital and start eating or turning people. It appears the deadly ancient ones, seven monsters of legend, are back to do what they do best.
A young lady seeking her absent boyfriend lands right in the middle of this mess. Along with an injured cop, and a strange little man who happens to be “THE” master monster hunter.
The author wastes no time stirring up trouble for these characters and keeps monsters and humans busy: running, dying, the usual stuff.
I did like the creatures, the human characters, and the plot. But it felt a bit rushed at times, and the story didn’t always flow smoothly. And I wanted to know more about the monster hunter and the young woman’s connection with monsters. I suspect that’s the authors plan as I learned at the ending, which was an ending and a cliff hanger, that there’s more to come in this tale.
While this first book didn’t completely wow me, it certainly showed promise and I will be reading the next book. You see, the author has me very curious about one particular monster. I have a feeling I’ll be getting some of the answers I seek and plenty more action.
At the same time, however, these great aspects are just as often followed by true klunkers. At one point, a character finds a room with dead bodies- and then(!) has a "sixth sense" of danger.
Definitely worth a try, but not something I can wholeheartedly recommend by any means.
The hero is no chiseled John Wayne and the heroine is not luridly described as a unique beauty as is so often the case in this genre. She is wisecracking lab rat who can come up with some first rate sarcasm while face to face with an assortment of real scary creatures. Both are good characters as are the others --some with very short life spans but developed enough for their roles.
I would describe the writing a crisp. Not too many words. Not too few. Very good word pictures. An easy read and hard to put down.
I just downloaded the second book. I now have three dollars invested in a lot of entertainment. The best deal of the Summer.