THE DESCENT is the is the final capstone on a series that explores humanity, immortality, morality, and the nature of love. Not for readers in search of a happily-ever-after, the entire Taker Trilogy is wolf in urban fantasy clothing, teasing readers with an epic romance only to explore the depraved depths and banal heights which humanity achieves
Author: Alma Katsu
With the introduction of two new members to the All Things Urban Fantasy group, we’ve had a lot of fun shuffling things around and getting Kate and Chris off to a good start. Cover Art Coverage is such a fun feature for each of us, we wanted to include our new reviewers without wallpapering your screen with five thumbs per cover… and so The Great Cover Art Shuffle was born. This week Abigail, Kristina, and Kate give their thoughts and preferences on everything from ominous, apocalyptic landscapes to awkward abs and Photoshop bombs, hope you enjoy! Tied (Fire Born #1)… Read more »
As heartbreaking as any gothic novel, Alma Katsu’s THE TAKER is a sad story of beauty and love and human failing, spun out over the centuries. Though the story begins in a small town emergency room in Maine, we quickly flashback to Lanny’s origins in colonial America. To be honest, the nominal “main character” of the present day story, Dr. Luke Findley, was a forgettable foil that I mostly glossed over. I was focused on the long ago tale of the young girl Lanny once was, limited by circumstances and crippled by unrequited love.