- File Size: 3701 KB
- Print Length: 150 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Demimonde Books (February 29, 2016)
- Publication Date: February 29, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01C86LWS2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,439 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The White Gold Score (A Daniel Faust Novella) Kindle Edition
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Ok, enough fluff. What I really liked about The White Gold Score was that, it's easy in the other Faust novels to forget that he is, technically speaking, a violent criminal. In this novella, Faust is shown to be exactly what he is - a violent criminal, who just so happens to have suicidally benevolent tendencies. It makes him a realer and more complex anti-hero than I've encountered in any other media. Faust is a pleasure to read, he never gets tiresome, annoying or gross like some other protagonists I could name (I'm looking at you Harry Dresden). Just when you start to wonder if Faust has totally lost it, he pulls all the strings and the puppets dance to his tune. You can't even get mad at how "lucky" he is. Even though you're reading about, yes, a violent criminal, you still keep rooting for him because even when he's down, he's never out, and he always finds an angle. Faust is the ultimate self-indulgent "fantasy" character. When people say "women wanted him, men wanted to be him", they're talking about Faust.
This novella takes place right after the first book, but before the second book. You don't really need to have read more than the first book to really follow the plot without any spoilers, but to be honest other than just a character and a character backstory or two, there's nothing really spoilery about it.
I'm not going to spoil anything in the book, though, since I am a firm believer in going into a new read (even if it's something from the "past" of the series) with no knowledge whatsoever. Makes it more fun that way.
So, with that in mind, the plot is fairly simple to explain. Bad things happen at a hotel, Daniel is called in to fix it, things get kind of weird, then bad, then fun.
If you have read any others in the series, you are basically already pretty sure of what you are getting into with a Faust book. If you haven't, basically the protagonist is a magician, and a bit of a con man, and he can be hired to fix problems and sometimes also cause great grief to the people who cause said problems. This novella is really no different than the others in that regard. What is nice is that it fills in a bit of backstory for a few of the main characters while teasing even MORE of a backstory for other things. Seriously, for a guy who says he loves world building Schaefer apparently hates to give details for the fun things.
All in all, what you need to know is this. If you are looking for a Harry Dresden good guy who dragonball z's his way through every threat he finds, you won't find that here. If you are looking for a book that does contain magic but doesn't make the ones who use it demigods, and a lead who is a good guy... from a certain point of view, then you are in the right place. Add in some great Ocean's 11 style capers, and you basically have a Faust book.
This particular book? Awesome. I wouldn't recommend it as the first read in the series, but I would wholeheartedly recommend it as the second.
Why are you still reading this? GO CLICK BUY AND GET THE BOOK! Trust me, it's way better than this review.
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