on 7 April 2013
New take on zombies and the way a world would treat victims of a disease that killed an entire city then the victims returned to "life" 3 days later in their partially rotting bodies. Zombies have an unatural hunger...for popcorn, pizza, bread, sardines and absolutely anything, and if it is not sated regularly they can go feral and become the "" argh grrr brains!" stereotypical zombie of usual legend. As well as zombies the world is dealing with other supernatural creatures who have just been revealed, who are currently being segregated and treated like the plague along with the zombies, fighting to have their rights aacknowledged.
The main character is a shapeshifter who fights dream demons to rid people of nightmares, as well as the occasional harpie or more dangerous traditional demon, the plot is captivating.
The one down side...this author tries to use welsh words, welsh names, welsh legends in her stories and she seems to have gotten them from googling bad web pages, her translations are poor, the names sound corny and the legends are poorly told...basically it's really annoying for anyone with any knowledge of welsh to read these books. The story gets you through the book but not without rolling your eyes.
I love a dark urban fantasy and for me, Nancy Holzner is one of my go to authors (although only published in the US for some reason), the lead character is a real kick-ass sort of girl with a whole host of fascinating back up cast members that really make it all work on a believability level (Go Team Tina.)
Add to the mix a wonderfully twisted plot line, some great one liners and of course a whole host of problems that only our heroine can solve at a breakneck speed which by the books end will leave you grasping for breath. A real treat and for me, when I want some Urban Fantasy Chicken Soup that's got some hidden tasty ingredients, I readily reach for one of the Deadtown tales.