K. J. Miller

Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (47 of 54)
Location: Newbury, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 94,563 - Total Helpful Votes: 47 of 54
Demon Driven (The Demon Accords Book 2) by John Conroe
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh my word no!, 27 May 2014
This book commits just about every crime there is against fantasy literature.

In order to explain the full horror of what happens this review has to contain plot spoilers but to be honest you're not missing much.

In the first act we basically dismantle all the structures created in book 1, I can only assume the author decided that he didn't like what he'd constructed and that the best option was to throw it all out and start again.

By the end of the book our demon hunting rookie cop has matured to the point where he's physically unstoppable, comfortable threatening the president of the united states and is capable of turning hundreds of opponents to ashes… Read more
God Touched (The Demon Accords Book 1) by John Conroe
As the first book in a urban fantasy I always approach with a degree of trepidation.

But this is a first outing that does a good job of establishing an interesting world and a strong cast of main and supporting characters.

The fish out of water feel early on in the book really helps you connect with our hero and gives him some important credibility.

Something that's desperately needed by the final act which seems to abandon much of the good work done in the books strong first half and rapidly head downhill into a confused ending.

It's worth a read but it's not on the same level as either the Matthew Swift or Harry Dresden books.
Tricked: The Iron Druid Chronicles: Book Four by Kevin Hearne
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Starting to slide?, 23 Dec 2013
Not the strongest book in the series and the shifting focus away from Tempe means that it's less grounded than the earlier books.

This is where the series really begins to turn into dedicated fantasy story telling without the urban elements that certainly the first 2 books possessed.

I found coyote and the main plot actually less interesting than the various sub plots and ongoing story arc revelations.

If you enjoyed the first three then you'll enjoy this one but it's not a high point.