Thursday, 30 July 2009
URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Speak of the Devil - Jenna Black
Hosting the king of the demons is hard enough without becoming the target of a mysterious enemy with a deadly grudge. To make things worse, Morgan must also defend herself against a lawsuit that won't die and a private investigator determined to unearth her every secret. With anonymous death threats piling up and her enemy closing in, Morgan stands to lose everything she holds dear: her reputation, her boyfriend, her freedom - and maybe even her life.
Having enjoyed the previous three books in Jenna’s series the forth was building up for an epic confrontation and what happens is that Morgan (the principle protagonista) is really in for the emotional as well as physical ass kicking of her career. What works really well in this series for me, is that the author doesn’t pull punches and will take the character where she needs to go to gain emotional growth. Whilst it won’t be the favourite book of many fans and can come across a little slow at times, the emotional aspects as well as the psychological ones that unfurl within only seek to make Morgan stronger for the final conflict. Great fun but not the book to start with, go for the original and work your way up here, you’ll be glad you did.