Monday, 7 March 2011

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Vegas Knights - Matt Forbeck

Release Date: 03/03/11


When two college freshmen decide to use Spring Break making magic on the gambling tables of Las Vegas, little do they imagine that Vegas harbours a dark magical secret of its own… And as they say, what happens in Vegas stays in vegas – alive or dead.


Matt Forbeck is one of those strange authors that leave you wondering what they’ll turn up with next, last time it was a Methuselaic agent, this time hidden magical covens in Vegas. It’s all inventive and to be honest this has to be one of my favourite titles by this author. Not only is the plot cleverly woven but the characters rely on smarts rather than outright power which makes a serious change for the genre. Back that up with some seriously cool characters to hang with (although I still think Dino should have made an appearance,) some great plot lines which when backed with a serious understanding of pace alongside slight of hand and it was a title that I really got a blast from. Some seriously devious work has gone on underneath and I’m starting to wonder which devil Matt did a deal with to be so creative.

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