Saturday, 2 May 2009
URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: One More Bite - Jennifer Rardin
In the power vacuum left by the death of Edward "The Raptor"Samos, a struggle for supremacy has begun between his former allies: The Flock, The Valencian Weres and the Coven of Inverness. The CIA feels the balance must be maintained. So when an agent planted among the Weres discovers a plot to assassinate the Coven's leader, Jaz and Vayl are brought in to take out the woman hired to do the deed, a killer as wily and Gifted as themselves.
The Highlands of Scotland provide the background for a plot as twisted and strange as the ghost fanatics Jaz and her crew must mingle with as part of their mission's cover. And it is there, among murderers, demons and half-crazed relatives, that Jaz and Vayl will discover how far they're willing to go for love.
I’m always on the lookout for a novel that tries to break away from the usual fare out there so when I originally came across Jennifers work I fell in love with her style instantly. A heroine who not only kicks butt but also has an emotional background along with baggage really does tick all the boxes for me and I was more than thrilled when a character who’d only appeared briefly in past tales got a bigger role. Not only did he rock the tale to its very socks but he managed to not only aid the mission but fluster the heroine with apparent ease with an opening chapter that really will have the reader laughing as they turn the pages over. Its fun, it’s got a cracking plot but above all Jenn stays true to the characters and allows them enough freedom to take the tale where it needs to go. If you love 007 and love a butt kicking female then you really can’t beat Jenn’s work.