- File Size: 500 KB
- Print Length: 417 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Falconbrook Press (January 7, 2018)
- Publication Date: January 7, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B078BM6C9J
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #499,482 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Of course with such a book, there was one or two POVs that I didn’t care for. The one was because she had a tendency to fall into a dream world, but the dream sequences were generally mercifully short (I confess I’ve never been a fan of dream sequences in books.) During some parts of the novel there were so many short POV scenes, it became impossible to keep the names straight. I sallied forth and carried on, rightfully guessing I’d put it all together when the time came. The premise of the book started out fairly unique, but did fall back into familiar territory creating a nice blend of new and old. Most importantly of all, it was a fun read. What appeared to be multiple plot lines was actually one story told from multiple viewpoints, including the bad guys, the good guys and those who straddled the line. I’m looking forward to book two. If you want to try something different, give this one a try. I really liked it! Also posted at: BearMountainBooks reviews.
If you like supernatural mysteries, filled with vampires, werewolves, warlocks and witches, completed by a good dose of humour, this could be your next read.
I'm a voracious reader, so I'm always impressed when someone comes up with something unique. I'm even more impressed when this uniqueness is composed of all the old tried and true (stale) stereotypes woven together into something new and fresh. Add to that the fact that this is a debut novel, and my jaw was on the floor.
In this series, Sean takes ideas and stereotypes from multiple genres and weaves them together seamlessly. He makes it look effortless, when it is anything but. Since he uses characters and stereotypes that are deeply ingrained in different genres, he doesn't need to give a lot back story to the different fantasy elements. Ordinarily, using stock characters would result in a terribly boring story. However, Sean Cunningham uses so MANY of these tropes from so many disparate genres that it ends up new and fresh.
In this story, we have standard werewolves, vampires and ghosts. We also have steampunk, Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory and the hilarious pseudo-science of Flash Gordon. Oh, and we have Frankenstein's monster (sort of). Did I mention Cthulhu? Demonic possession? How about a threatened zombie apocalypse? Trying to weave all that together would be a disaster with a lesser author. Sean Cunningham masters it effortlessly.
I highly, highly recommend this book.
I absolutely can't pick a favourite character, although young Jessica is awesome with her unusual allies.
The book reminded me of Diana Wynne Jones's novels for older readers/adults, although with a bit more violence. And given how much I love her books, that's a huge compliment.
This is a multi POV story and does take most of the book for each persons POV to start mixing with all the others, ending with everyone together at the end.