This is the blurb that caught my eye earlier this month. I’ve definitely heard about Cook’s Black Company series, but what’s this? Detective Noir set in a fantasy world? A hard boiled private eye human in a world of gnomes? Alright, count me in.
It helped that a couple reviews compared this series to Jim Butcher’s Dresden books; some even said this is much better. So, no choice but to read and see, amirite?
I’ve been hungering for a good assassin book, preferably of the snarky, rebellious sort, in which the main character is betrayed, stuck in a terrible bind, but – at the very last minute (many exclamation marks!) – manages to slip out of the trap with just wits and delightful cleverness. And maybe a well-thrown dagger or two. Ya know, something a la Steven Brust.
The book blurb is promising: When a short-notice contract job goes south, Caim finds himself thrust into the middle of a sinister plot in which he seems to be one of the primary marks. Pitted against crooked lawmen, rival killers and the darkest kinds of sorcery, it’s going to take more than luck if he’s to get through this alive.
Urban Shaman by C.E. Murphy
Joanne Walker has three days to learn to use her shamanic powers and save the world from the unleashed Wild Hunt.
This book has been on my radar for forever. Police officer discovers she’s a Shaman, has to connect with her roots and believe in the shadowy paranormal world, take on an angry fae god creature, and not make too much of a mess of her life in the process. Sounds right up my alley.
Another buddy read with Tash! I’ve only ever seen the movie version of the book, but reading the original has been on the periphery of my reading radar for forever. Will it be like the movie version? Completely different?
I look forward to finding out.
A few other books on my reading list:
What are you reading?