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Josh Reviews: Mortal Danger by Eileen Wilks

Josh Reviews: Mortal Danger by Eileen Wilks

Mortal Danger is an ambitious story (bordering on epic territory), hidden under an awfully vanilla title.    Ambitious in two respects:  1) the breadth of supernatural material, especially considering this series started out as a detective potboiler with a couple werewolves  2) the usage of time and perspective: no dull moments and hardly a moment […]

— Posted October 19, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 3 Comments
Josh Reviews: Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland

Josh Reviews: Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland

Mark of the Demon campaigns quite brilliantly for demonic rights.   Unlike us they are honor bound and ascribe to an alternate moral code.    We cannot go about impinging upon their alterity with our dainty notions of good/bad.     The murders that just so happen to be occurring as our MC, Kara Gillian, […]

— Posted October 16, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 0 Comments
Josh Reviews: Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire

Josh Reviews: Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire

Midnight Blue-Light Special takes its monster (cryptid) cast seriously.   They kind of get the royal treatment what with a colorful field guide attached to the end of the book and illustrations on McGuire’s website.   How cute are those Aeslin mice? As this picture should well confirm, the beasties of this series have real […]

— Posted October 12, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 0 Comments
Josh Reviews: Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow

Josh Reviews: Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow

Sharp Teeth taps into some rather occult energies, some bad freaking juju, to get your attention and clamp down. What’s the bite (not the kicker, ‘lest we’re talking about weremule stories)? Well, the whole thing’s written like an epic poem: see Iliad/Odyssey/Aeneid for best ‘xamples aka really old hallmarks of a really old genre. So, […]

— Posted October 9, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 0 Comments
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