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Dealing with unknown powers and conflicting agendas is the bread and butter of the Urban Fantasy genre, and Jayné Heller is a master among masters. Heir to dual a legacy of magic and fantastic wealth, I have enjoyed watching Jayné with all of the changes in her life, both magical and mundane. Almost all of her financial and worldly needs can be met through a simple phone call to the “ask no questions, anything you need” attorney that Jayné inherited along with her uncle’s money, but when it comes to the demons and dangers she’s faced with, Jayné turns to a blend of magical mentors and her own instincts.
ANGEL OF DARKNESS brought to mind all of my favorite parts of the movie Constantine: gritty noir, blurred lines between good and evil, and a melding of religious mythology with magic that is just right. Eden’s world beats the movie hands down, however, as Nicole is a compelling heroine to compliment the dark and damaged hero.
The word “noir” doesn’t even begin to capture the dark, gritty world of DEAD MANN WALKING. Hessius Mann is an undead Humphrey Bogart, battered and flawed and wry, and his relationships with the other lost souls in Fort Hammer are poignant moments in this mix of mystery and undeath.