Sunday, 18 December 2011

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Shadow Saga 5: Waking Nightmares - Christopher Golden

Release Date: 03/05/11


When chaos erupts in the small coastal town of Hawthorne, Massachusetts, former vampire-turned-mage Peter Octavian and earthwitch Keomany Shaw arrive to investigate. Years ago, Octavian helped expose the secret existence of vampires to the world, dismantling the Vatican's sorcery corps in order to save his fellow shadows from destruction. But without the Vatican sorcerers, the magical barriers they spent centuries constructing to keep the forces of darkness out of our world are beginning to fail, and things are slipping through. Now an ancient god of chaos is awakening in Hawthorne, its influence spreading...and it's Octavian's fault. If he can't stop it, the blood of all humankind will be on his hands.


The fifth book in the Shadow Saga and the toughest challenge yet for former vampire Peter Octavian as he battles to save the world from an elder chaos god. It’s cleverly written, the characters are fully rounded and as a fan of the Urban Fantasy, it’s a title that more than pleases on all my criteria.

Add to this the usual Golden prose and pace, cracking twists and backed up with an overall arc that is hard to put down. The only disappointment for me was the title being left off on a Saturday Matinee cliff hanger which will leave the readers clamouring for more sooner rather than later. Christopher get writing.

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