Saturday, 18 February 2012

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Demi Monde 2: Spring - Rod Rees

Release Date: 05/01/12


The Shadows grow ever darker across the Demi-Monde. And as the soldiers of Heydrich's ForthRight goose-step into Paris and the long-forgotten evil that is Lilith is awoken, it falls to Norma Williams to lead the resistance. Lost in the virtual nightmare that is the Demi-Monde, she must come to terms with these terrible responsibilities and with the knowledge that those she thought were her friends are now her enemies. To triumph in this surreal cyber-world she must be more than she ever believed she could be...or perish.


Having read the first outing in this series by Rod some time ago, I did find that whilst I enjoyed the book, it took me a little while to remember and get back into the swing of things. This isn’t a bad thing per say but I think that personally I’d have benefitted from a reread prior to starting this book.

All in, this book was like the first, cracking characters, a great sense of depth and also dashes from multiple genres that will help this story appeal to a wide an audience as possible. Back this up with an author who understands pace, some top notch prose and a good healthy dose of believable dialogue and the reader is in for another treat from Rod who proves that he’s not a one hit wonder.

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