Saturday, 19 April 2014
URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: The Bone Angel Trilogy 1: Nameless - Mercedes M Yardley
Release Date: 20/01/14
Publisher: Ragnorak Publications
Luna Masterson sees demons. She has been dealing with the demonic all her life, so when her brother gets tangled up with a demon named Sparkles, ‘Luna the Lunatic’ rolls in on her motorcycle to save the day.
Armed with the ability to harm demons, her scathing sarcasm, and a hefty chip on her shoulder, Luna gathers the most unusual of allies, teaming up with a green-eyed heroin addict and a snarky demon ‘of some import.’
After all, outcasts of a feather should stick together...even until the end.
OK, this is a new book from a new publisher and whilst the book blurb didn’t sell it a hundred percent to me, I was more than interested. So with a quiet day on hand, I sat back and got started. What unfurls within is a story that works incredibly well, the lead character is not only chaotic in her own way but a person that’s struggling against her own inner turmoil as she seeks to not only make sense of what’s happening to her but also to her family.
Its definitely something different and when you add a solid supporting cast to the mix, works very well all round. However my major gripe is to do with one of her flaws, the character kept calling the love interest by his full name whenever mentioned. That really took a huge part out of the enjoyment and whilst I could see what the author was doing in trying to help the principle character keep her distance for me it was a major distraction and kept breaking the momentum that I felt was building up wonderfully.
I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what happens next in this fresh new world.