Mar 11, 2013

Book Review: Blood and Magick

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Taking out hellish creatures—not a problem. Armed with blessed silver hollow-points and the ability to manipulate magick, he’s ready for anything—except betrayal he never saw coming…
Deacon Chalk knows the biggest danger in fighting monsters is becoming one. Just another day at the office for your friendly neighborhood occult bounty hunter. If keeping three helpless were-dog children safe means battling a malevolent trio of witches by any means necessary, so be it. If that means partnering with a ruthless government agent to stay one step ahead of the allies and friends he must now suspect, he’s not going to cry about it. The only way Deacon can save humans and shape-shifters alike is to embrace a power beyond his imagining, putting his team at stake—and his soul on the line…

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It seems as though lately all the protagonists in the urban fantasy genre are women.  Now don't get me wrong, I do enjoy seeing women taking names and kicking butts but I also enjoy seeing/reading about men doing the same.  This is what attracted me to Deacon Chalk.  He is big tattooed man with a shaven head and a heart of gold for anyone being terrorized by monsters.  And there is a woman taking names in BLOOD AND MAGICK who just happens to be Deacon's lady Tiff.

This book really starts out with a bang or more correctly an explosion and goes from there. BLOOD AND MAGICK  is very fast paced with a strong storyline interspersed with just enough downtime to give the reader a chance to catch a breath.  This is a book that I just didn't want to set aside as I couldn't wait to read what happens next.

I did have a couple issues with the book such as Deacon calling the older pagan gods demons and few editing errors that slipped through.  These are not enough however to keep me from hunting up the back issues so that I will be all caught up before the first book.

I do recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the urban fantasy genre.  I do have to issue a warning however about the language, violence and strong christian bias that is present in the book.
I rate this book a 3.4.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.
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