Category Archives: Fantasy

Hex and the City

Hex and the City, by Simon R. Green, is the fourth in the Nightside series.

John Taylor gets hired by Lady Luck herself to hunt down the origins of the Nightside. But there are those that don’t want John prying into the past. Along with his ragtag group of companions, John visits some scary individuals and fights off deadly foes to eventually discover who his real mother is.

This installment is by far the darkest and most violent. But still infused with a wonderful dark humor that is as unique as the Nightside itself. Hex and the City brings in more unique and fun characters, and we get to see deeper into John’s origins. I had to start reading Paths Not Taken, fifth in the series, immediately after finishing this one.

Working for the Devil

Working for the Devil, by Lilith Saintcrow, is the first in the Dante Valentine series.

Necromancer Dante Valentine makes a deal with the devil. Dante must hunt down and kill a rogue demon. In exchange, Lucifer will let Dante live. It’s not much of a choice. But when Dante realizes that the rogue demon was the one who murdered her friend years ago, she becomes all the more eager to hunt down the killer. With a lesser demon tagging along for protection, Dante will be getting into more than she bargained for.

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One Sentence Reviews

I’m super busy at work, so I decided just to write one sentence reviews for the last books that I’ve read:

Shamus in the Green Room, by Susan Kandel, is a suspenseful mystery with an anticlimactic ending.

Inhumans: Culture Shock, by Sean McKeever, is about a foreign exchange with young Inhumans that goes horribly wrong, with a somewhat predictable story and colorful characters.

And I’ll leave you with an extended preview for the upcoming Golden Compass movie:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling, is the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series.

Following the tragic events in the previous book, The Half-Blood Prince, Harry, Ron, and Hermoine embark on the quest that Dumbledore gave them. They must hunt down and destroy the remaining horcruxes, the items that Voldemort placed parts of his soul into. They know that this is the only way to defeat Voldemort for good.

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