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- Print Length: 383 pages
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- Publication Date: October 3, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B074N4YQL6
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"Killman Creek" by Rachel Caine
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The authors description of these creatures are so detailed you can literally see them in your mind's eye, "Shug Monkies are four feet tall, with silky black fur, black leather claws, fang and glowing pinpoint eyes. Wood devils look like undead satyrs, with a humanoid torso, shaggy lower halves that ended in feet with cloven hooves, claws at the end of their fingers, and a goat like head with horns and a goatee. Their teeth were all spikes and their canines were three inches and hung out or the folds of their upper lip and their eyes were front set and pale. They were skinny and sickly, but agile and springy". Both animals travel in hordes. Wood devils are attracted to any type of blood, even its own wounded and dead. They also make an excellent burger. There are hellcats, wyverns, hell bats, hell vulture, psychic demons (more than one type), demons, witches, chupacabras, hell dogs and other monsters and creatures that are not monstrous, but also not of this world/plane.
The story is centered in an area called The Rogue Mountains and Brothers, Pennsylvania is the small hunting and farming town, nestled at the foot of the mountains has managed to survive the last twenty years since the world changed. There are three mountains in the region and they've struggled to survive since the monsters moved in; they are used to seeing people die and although they try to kill what they can it seems that it is a losing battle.
Delaney (Del) Ballentine has been a monster hunter for over twenty years, he has traveled from place to place eradicating monsters and making the world safe for humans once again. However, he has never seen a place as infested as this little valley at the foot of three mountains. As he learns the history of the town he begins to realize why this place is so infested and he is determined to kill the entities involved. The author has drawn all the characters so well, you feel like you know Kate, Sam, Ari, Reggie, Connie, Jeremy and all the others; you feel their pain, sorrows and torments, pain and want to see them restore some semblance of order to their lives. The author gives you their backstory so you can understand why they are the people they are. This is done so skillfully that you don't get the usual disjointed felling that you sometimes get when an author goes back in time.
This was an amazing book and I cannot wait to read "City of Monsters" where we find out what happened in Pittsburgh and I may even reread this after I finish reading the new book.
4.5/5 STARS: **This is an honest, unbiased review. I would like to thank the author and/or/publisher for providing an ARC through Netgalley..**
My only reason for removing a rose was some of the more "adult" scenes, which I never enjoy. I generally always take off a rose for scenes of that nature, but in this story, it wasn't bad enough to make me stop reading entirely. The rest of the plot had hooked me enough to entice me to simply skip the scenes, and enjoy the rest of the adventure.
Written well, this book flowed brilliantly, with action, suspense, and off-beat fun balancing each other out in a rhythm that keeps you wanting to read. It explores the darkness most of us attempt to avoid in this world, and even more, in ourselves. I enjoyed the writing style, as well as the shifting points of view. It seemed well put together, thought through, and polished.
I would recommend this story to anyone who enjoys the genre, and definitely recommend it for the Halloween season. Great read.
*I was given a complimentary eCopy of this book, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review.
@Desert Rose Reviews