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Sam McCord is the dark hero of this epic tale of death and destruction inNew Orleans by the cataclysmic Katrina. Katrina not only leaves a hurricane ravaged city behind but unleashes all sorts of supernatural enemies of man all out for his blood and soul.
There are two main characters:
• Sam McCord the conflicted hero.
• Father Renfield, Sam’s best friend and right hand man with vampire qualities.
THIS IS HOT:
This is one of them, not necessarily the most outstanding but very appealing to me:
“Her female intuition told her that you became a worse husband in direct proportion to your becoming a better man. In the last years I must admit you have become something of a nauseating saint, a man with all the virtues I despise and none of the vices I admire.”
NOT SO HOT:
The idea of a bad hero is very exciting and quite fascinating to watch. The great conflict is between the natural pull of the dark side within our hero and his desire to believe in what he calls the great Mystery (God), who remains an elusive concept to a great extend. But as all of us are both good and evil, McCord can’t help but make sure that goodwill is done for those most vulnerable in society and this pits him against powerful government figures and the master of all, Day Star, who has illusions of being Lucifer himself. You can imagine what happens when you have a delusional all powerful.
I can’t wait to see what happens in the next instalment (Croal Nights) which the author was kind enough to send my way.
If you enjoy urban fantasy that is brimming o'er with dark vengeful supernaturals, then I think this book is a must read.