zaterdag 31 oktober 2015

Rob Thurman – Trick of the Light

The first book in the Trickster series, published September 1, 2009.
Genre: urban fantasy
Cover: good, fitting the book

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Now you see it … Now you don’t … Now you’re history.
There are demons in the world. Monsters. Creatures that would steal your soul. You might hide under your covers at night and pretend all’s right with the world, but you know. Even if you don’t want to admit it ...

Las Vegas bar owner Trixa Iktomi deals in information. And in a city where unholy creatures roam the neon night, information can mean life or death. Not that she has anything personal against demons. They can be sexy as hell, and they’re great for getting the latest gossip. But they also steal human souls and thrive on chaos. So occasionally Trixa and her friends have to teach them some manners.
When Trixa learns of a powerful artifact known as the Light of Life, she knows she's hit the jackpot. Both sides-angel and demon-would give anything for it. But first she has to find it. And as Heaven and Hell ready for an apocalyptic throwdown, Trixa must decide where her true loyalty lies, and what she's ready to fight for. Because in her world, if you line up on the wrong side, you pay with more than your life...

It took me a few chapters to get into this story, and start to like the main characters, but once I was at that point, I just wanted to keep on reading. It is original, and fun, and the ending surprised me immensely. I totally did not see anything like that coming. I can’t wait to read the next book.
There are angels and demons, humans who fight for the angels, called the Eden House, and then there is Trixa. And she sure is something else! She is playing all sides, to get what she wants, and she is very sure of winning. Don’t worry about the angels-demons theme in here, this is not a book meant to convert you. Either way. There is a lot of mythology as well, and used expertly and unexpectedly.
I loved this book, and won’t spoil anything. If you are like me, and don’t like the beginning, just keep on reading a few more chapters. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did in the end. It was a book that kept me thinking for a while, and that is a rare thing lately.

And best of all, no cliffhanger ending, but more a sense of anticipation what the next book will bring.

9 stars.

A blogger made me buy it

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© 2015 Reviews by Aurian

4 opmerkingen:

  1. Reacties
    1. I was put of by the name as well B, but Rob is a female author :)

  2. I have this one on my wishlist but I haven't tried it so I'm glad to see it's a good one! I want to read it!

    1. And I want more Melliane, I do hope you will enjoy it as well.