Wednesday, 15 May 2013

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: The Price of Fame - RC Daniells

Release Date: 15/08/12
Publisher:  Clan Destine Press


When film and TV graduate, Antonia Carlyle, sets out to make a documentary about doomed eighties band, “The Tough Romantics”, she uncovers far more than she ever imagined. The band’s story is one of tragedy and betrayal and the circumstances surrounding the death of singer, song-writer, Genevieve James, are not as they had seemed. Had an innocent man been charged with her murder? Could his suicide have been avoided?

Antonia’s growing psychic link with the dead girl and the conviction that justice must be done, leads to an obsession to find the truth, despite the desperation of the other band members, each with their own agendas, to keep Antonia from raking up the past.
Antonia must face her own demons, and those of the band, to uncover the past and confront the present. Will it be enough to lay Genevieve’s ghost to rest at last


I love a novel that tries different things and not only succeeds but does it in such a way that its not only refreshing but also something that you weren’t expecting. This title by established fantasy author Rowena Cory Daniells’ is a title that brings some cracking urban fantasy to the fore wrapped up in a crime mystery alongside telling the tale from several points of view. It’s definitely intriguing and something that will keep you glued from start to finish.

Add to this sharp prose, cracking principle characters that are more about discovering the truth rather than sitting back and letting the past lie and all round it’s a title that more than fitted the brief from me as a reader. I really do hope that it’s picked up by other publishers around the world as it’s something that I think would do well for them.

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