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English Harry Dresden with an evil twist,
This review is from: Hunter's Moon (Gollancz S.F.) (Paperback)
A Supernatural tale where finally we get a British Harry Dresden with one major change, Jack is a guy who is a man with no morals, a man who believes in completing the job any which way you can and isn't averse to sacrificing alternate agents to the completion of his goal, with methods including assassination and also torture he's an equal opportunity guy who throws the occasional bone to other services in order to gain a favour later.
Whilst many really couldn't fall in love with this type of character he is a man who really has been missing from the genre in my opinion as I'm getting fed up with goody two-shoes who never have a thought darker than how best to achieve the goal without hurting anyone. It really doesn't work that way, here we have an absolute bastard who has no problems being as dark as what he faces, in fact, the only "people" that he treats with any respect are some ghosts, showing that although he has problems with the living the dead are another matter. A tale that many won't enjoy but if you're after a darker supernatural tale set in the UK then give this a go, you'll more than likely enjoy it. However that said there are some sexual themes within the novel and as such make it unsuitable for the younger audience.