Sunday, 22 December 2013

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Deadtown 5: Hellhound - Nancy Holzner

Release Date: 29/10/13
Publisher:  Ace


They call it Deadtown: the city's quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its border - but Victory Vaughn, Boston's only professional demon slayer, isn't exactly human. Boston's zombies have suddenly become inexplicably violent - horror movie-style - resulting in a catastrophic all-out battle against humans. More troubling to Vicky is that she's had dreams and visions of herself fighting alongside the demons. At least, she hopes they're just visions. If not, she's on the front lines of the wrong side of the war.


Ah Deadtown, I love spending time in this cracking world created by Nancy Holzner. As usual the writing is top notch, has some great twists and when you throw into this the principle players emotional problems played our for all to see all round gives you not only a fabulous tale to follow but one that will pull at the heart strings as the tale unfurls.

Back this up with a top notch support cast, an arc that is moving to a superb conclusion which when added to the folklore lovingly interwoven within, makes this a book that was hard to put down. Great stuff.

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