- File Size: 2830 KB
- Print Length: 224 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: July 18, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07VFX96F2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,121,875 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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In this case, the aptronym belongs to Angel Burns, who lost her mother in a tragic house fire, was raised by the fire chief who rescued her, and went on to pursue firefighting as a career. Now a single mom, working for and with a bunch of oinking sexist jerks who make her job a living hell, she has no idea how much an actual "living hell" she's about to stumble into.
Or, as it turns out, that her first name's a bit of an aptronym too, when she finds herself caught in a supernatural battle and then recruited into a secret society of demon-hunters. Armed with her trusty fire-axe and a magical family heirloom, Angel's new mission involves trying to stop the forces of evil from getting their claws on the relics that can be used as weapons against them.
I enjoyed the story, but did find the writing fairly heavy on the "tell" side of things (particularly when it came to referring to her as "the young hunter" or "the girl" or "the hero" and similar stylistic phrasing, though to be fair that is a big-time personal peeve of mine.) And the characterization of Angel struck me kind of bothersome in that crass one-of-the-boys-but-with-sexy-sexy-boobs way.
The energy's there, though, and the sense of fun. Lots of action scenes and what would be big-budget special effects. Some see-it-coming twists, others surprising. I'd be interested in seeing more.
Somebody call DC and tell them this is how you write a female hero character.
Don’t be fooled by the simplistic, misleading synopsis blurb. This story has substance.
Extinguished is entertaining, well-paced, and full of both action and suspense. And the supernatural elements are brilliant. Time constraints prevented me from reading it in one sitting, but I wanted to. Much like a favorite TV show, I found myself thinking about the story when I wasn’t reading it. I was hooked on it.
The ending was surprisingly great! It gave excellent closure to the book but also left a teasing possibility for more books in the future. So maybe it is not completely over? More books like this one? Yes please.
Extinguished is a solid, enjoyable read with vivid characters and excellent flow. Five stars to C Derick Miller and five stars to Extinguished. I can’t wait to read more from this talented author.