Thursday, 29 September 2011

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Dark Angel 1: Darkness Unbound - Keri Arthur

Release Date: 29/09/11


Born from a lab-enhanced clone mother and an Aedh father, Risa Jones can not only talk to the souls of the dying and the dead, but she can see reapers and walk the grey fields that divide this world from the next. They are skills she rarely uses, however. But when her mother asks her to help the parents of a little girl locked in a coma, she reluctantly agrees. What she discovers terrifies her: someone has ripped the girl's soul from her flesh. As it turns out, a creature consuming the souls of the innocent - and not so innocent - is the least of her problems. Because someone wants to rip open the gates that divide hell from earth, and Risa is a key component in their plans. And the only person standing between her and disaster is a reaper who isn't exactly on her side.


Keri returns with a new series and one that will keep you gripped from start to finish as our heroine, Risa Jones, must get to the bottom of a case where someone is ripping the souls from bodies not yet ready to pass. It’s inventive, it has great characters and it’s the story that will keep you glued from start to finish. Add to this solid prose, some magical twists alongside a great overall arc that will lead to multiple options and it’s a story that you really have to read as soon as you can. Book two will be available pretty soon after (about a couple of months after this one’s original release) so if you want to try Keri and see what the word is all about, this is perhaps the series for you. Great stuff.


Angela Addams said...

I've read this author's work before and didn't really like it...but I am willing to giver her another go.
Sounds interesting...thanks for reigniting my curiosity.

Natalie Westgate said...

I've actually been to town with the mind to buy this and ended up getting sidetracked and coming home without it! It got released early near here (Waterstone's does that sometimes) and I mentioned on her blog that it was out already.

It grabbed me when I first saw it and your review seems to echo my first impression, so next time I go to town I shall not get sidetracked! lol!