"strong, hard and edgy paranormal series"
Nearly thirteen years ago, Jack Winter lay dying in a
graveyard. He wasn't ready to die and made a deal so he
could stay alive. His traded his soul for thirteen more
years but now the demon is back and wants to collect his
payment. Jack still isn't ready to die and now he has
something to live for. Pete Caldecott is the reason he is
clean and alive. Because of her he is going to fight back
and find a way to break the deal.
Pete has no idea about Jack's deal but she knows something
is going on. Trying to find work and keep things running
smoothly isn't working. She wants Jack but until he can
finally be truthful with her, she is going to keep her
distance. Black things are all around them while they work
and if Jack doesn't fight back hard enough they may both
lose their lives.
This is the second Black London novel and I love how
British it is. So many of the Paranormal genre books are
based in the States so it is extremely refreshing to have
one based in the UK for once. It is especially nice for me
because I am British and can relate to all the little
snippets of UK life. A big thumbs up to the author for
moving the genre somewhere else for a change.
Scenery aside this series is building up nicely. It reminds
me a lot of the Dresden Files but this Black London world
is still in construction. Very deep, dark and fast-paced, I
am really enjoying the characters and the plots. However I
am still struggling a little with the who is who and what
is what but I am hoping this will come to me as the series
continues. It will be interesting to see how the series
will carry on. The end of this book had quite a cliffhanger
and I hope we don't have to wait too long to find out what
All in all this is turning out to be one strong, hard and
edgy paranormal series. Cailtlin Kittredege is definitely
going to be one of the big names in the genre but I have to
admit I prefer her Nocturne City series to the Black London
novels at the moment.
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted July 12, 2010