Fiction / Urban Fantasy
151 pages / 4283 KB
Legalities: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
WARNING: Do not start this book until you can devote the time to finish it! It is, truly, a one-sit read.
Anne Moody is still cursed. I almost feel sorry for her; however, if she wasn't still cursed, we wouldn't have this terrific series to read. She still gets caught up in adventures not of her choosing, and she still is a (reluctant) worker for the Oddsmakers. Anne Moody is also cunning and has a few secrets of her own.
Once again, we are on a romp through a Las Vegas that isn't on my AAA Map with Anne, her friends Melanie, Christian, and Vale. Once again, Vagasso makes an appearance—in Anne Moody's yard, for starters. Once again, Anne Moody is told by the Oddsmakers to leave Vagasso alone, to behave, and to mind her own business.
Does Anne obey them? Well, if she did, we wouldn't have this fantastical book. We wouldn't get to return to the Tomes, or the most unusual art gallery. We wouldn't get to an exotic animal breeding farm, either. Did I say 'get' to go there? More like dragged, kicking and screaming, through claustrophobic tunnels, and mad scientist labs. And we wouldn't have such a spectacular showdown with Vagasso, either. Will Anne Moody be able to defy the Oddsmakers? Will she be able to save her beloved friends? Will she be able to save Las Vegas and the world from the demons of hell?
This is book 4 of the Dragon books, and it is every bit as enjoyable as the first 3. The Moonlight Dragon Books is one of the best urban fantasy series I've read. The characters are well developed, fun, believable, and are welcome in my house any time. This series belongs on the shelf with Anne Bishop, Patricia Briggs, and Jim Butcher—all excellent authors, and all with unique voices and stories.