Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I’m reviewing Etched In Bone by Adrian Phoenix at Smexy Books

Etched in Bone (The Maker's Song, #4)


Favorite Quote: “Each of us is shaped by the truth of our natures.”

More beautiful and powerful than any creature the world has ever seen, Dante Baptiste has become the supreme target of the three worlds that spawned him. The mortal agents of the Shadow Branch have tried to control his mind through psychological torture. The vampire elders who guide nightkind society have plotted to use him in their bloodthirsty bid for power. And the Fallen have waited for millennia for Dante to claim his birthright as their Maker. But Dante belongs to no one—except the woman he loves. . . .
Determined to face the Fallen and the world on his own terms, Dante hopes to piece together his shattered past and claim his future, with FBI agent Heather Wallace at his side. But in Heather’s human family awaits an unexpected enemy. One who could rip Heather from Dante’s heart and fill the holes with bullets. One who could force Dante to choose his darkest destiny—as the Great Destroyer. . .

A dark noir urban fantasy; this series both engages me and infuriates me. It’s rather like an intense soap opera, giving us hints towards the over all conclusion all the while leading us down a twisted path of deceit and deception. We are constantly embroiled in the past, present, and future through out this series; never sure where we are going to end up. That is part of the charm yet also frustrating. Frustrating because in a soap opera you have tomorrow to see more. Here, you are waiting a year for the next “show.” The world building is fantastic. Raw and gritty; Ms. Phoenix demands everything and holds nothing back.

Read the rest of my review at Smexy Books.

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