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Darklands: A Deadtown Novel By: Nancy Holzner

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its border—but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human…

Boston’s demons have been disappearing, and Vicky’s clients are canceling left and right. While fewer demons might seem like a good thing, Vicky suspects foul play. A missing Celtic cauldron from Harvard’s Peabody museum leads her to an unwelcome conclusion: Pryce, her demi-demon cousin and bitter enemy, is trying to regain his full powers.

But Pryce isn’t alone. He’s conjured another, darker villain from Vicky’s past. To stop them from destroying everything she loves, she’ll have to face her own worst fear—in the realm of the dead itself.

Goodreads Summary

Vicky is a demon slayer with no demons to slay in a city that used to be filled with demons.  While this could seem good to some, Vicky Vaughn is suspicious.  After a bit of sleuthing, Vicky learns that her formerly demi-demon cousin Pryce is trying to regain the powers he lost.  Vicky must stop her cousin before he brings chaos to the world.

However strong Vicky seems when she is kicking butt, Vicky has a vulnerable side.  Vicky sometimes must neglect her personal life when she is working, which seems to be all the time.  Kane, her werewolf boyfriend, is amazing.  I will not give away any information about him beyond that.  Read it for yourself!  Why must supernatural characters set the bar so high?

Nancy Holzner wrote a winner.  Despite not reading the prior books, I was immediately sucked into the world of Deadtown.  I had a great time reading this book and would recommend it to anyone.  I give Darklands five out of five stars! 

*Reviewed by Kristin*

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