Tuesday, 5 October 2010

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Icarus Project 2: Shades of Night - Jackie Kessler, Caitlin Kittredge

Release Date: 01/07/10


When Jet and Iridium - best friends turned enemies - came together to bring down a supervillain, they inadvertently destroyed the secret Corp-Co transmitter, whose frequency kept the New Chicago's heroes of in-line - and sane. Now the city is plunged into chaos as these heroes are suddenly the biggest threat. Corp-Co brings in a new Squadron from India - but when heroes are tied into a system of sponsorship, only money, and not a sense of duty, can persuade them to save the day. As they haggle, Everyman sets out to destroy the powers with a group of enhanced super-soldiers, and the mysterious villain Doctor Hypnotic is lulling heroes and supervillains alike into his seductive web - a dream-world where everything is perfect, but nothing is real. Once again Jet and Iridium are forced to set aside their hatred of each other to do what they were born to do: save the world.


If you loved your superhero tales as a child, then this grown up version from two of the hottest Team Seattle Urban Fantasy Authors really will keep you happy. It doesn’t pull any punches as romance, vengeance, larceny and the lines of heroism/villainy become blurred by the slant placed upon the cast by the media. Whilst I am more of a fan of Ennis’ The Boys type fiction this offering really does do what the genre a huge favour with its presentation. Beautifully written with two principle protagonista’s you really can’t get quite enough of backed up with great prose solid dialogue and women who know how to kick butt and its something that many will get a real blast out of.


Danielle La Paglia said...

I'll have to bookmark this one for my next book buying spree. It sounds good. Thanks.

Pat Hollett said...

I agree! This does sound like a good one,especially with two female protags. I'll add it to my list which is growing longer with every review I like of yours. Soon I won't have room on my nightstand for all the books. LOL ;) Thanks for the insight!