Book Review: Trickster by Jeff Somers
I can’t get enough of urban fantasy worlds.
There’s something about that intersection of our everyday mundane existence and that extra, fantastic reality just on the edge of perception that just gets me. In each new book in this genre, the edges of reality are peeled away just a bit to uncover that something extra amid plot and mystery and compelling characters.
In this, Trickster doesn’t disappoint.
In Trickster’s world, shedding blood powers magic, and the only rule is anything goes as long if you have the power to pull it off.
This is the first world I’ve read in which there is no lip service to policing the magic community, no on-the-hill governing body that tracks down magical criminals, no good wizards tasked with tracking down the bad apples. In fact, it’s a grimy, desperate, and harsh underworld of magic that rewards serial killers with status and mass murderers with the power to move mountains. Continue reading