"a must read for fans of the Dresden Files or the Nightside series"
Detective Pete Caldecott is investigating the kidnapping of
a young girl and getting nowhere. So when she gets
instructions to meet an informant she goes along knowing
she has nothing to lose. However what Pete finds is Jack
Winter. A gorgeous mage who died right before her eyes
Addicted to heroin, Jack is a shadow of the man Pete knew
all those years ago. Unsure if she can trust him, she
realises pretty quick that he does have the information she
needs and the means to stop the children from going
missing. So Pete rolls up her sleeves and gets a crash
course in the supernatural shadow world of the fey in the
hope of saving the kidnapped children.
This first novel in a new series was a pretty good debut.
Of course I am not new to the author and love her Nocturne
series but the Black London series is very different. The
huge difference in this series is that it is based in
London. So many books in this genre are based in the States
and it is really nice (even if it makes me slightly
homesick) to have a book based in the UK. Kittredge pulls
off the 'Britishness' very well and the change of scenery
makes it a refreshing read.
Dark, fast-paced and full of magic, this is a must read for
fans of the Dresden Files or the Nightside series. Very
different from a lot of the books out there but still some
familiarity, this looks like it is going to pan out to be a
very interesting series.
I only have one peeve...the name of the main character.
Although I know Pete is a female it is a guys name, and
however much I tried my brain kept getting this confused.
Hopefully when book number two, Demon Bound, comes out in
December I will be able to remember Pete is a gal!
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted June 25, 2009