Officer Michael Prim doesn't know much about his father, but remembers bedtime stories of mercenary wars, dragon slaying, and demon fighting. With his father gone, he serves as a hard charging beat cop in the Blue Point Police Department, never growing comfortable with the Dragon Badge they wear. He knows how to hunt down cop killing gang members, bring street justice down on wife beaters and child molesters, and put some muscle in police action. Yet something wicked is invading Blue Point, capturing souls and using the bodies as functional zombies to spread chaos and destruction.
Soul stealing and zombie gang warfare has got to be a crime. Magic and sorcery had no place in police work before Travass Isegurad came with hellhounds, demons, and a relentless obsession to destroy the exiled son of the last Dragonslayer.
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Had me wondering and guessing the whole time!
Yes, the story is very compelling and will have you guessing.
The realization by Michael Prim that all is truly not as it seems, himself included.
Too many to list.
The narrator takes a little getting used to, but about an hour into it I realized that he did a really good job with his characterizations.
This book is not my usual sort of read, but I really enjoyed it. The police codes threw me off and confused me a bit at the beginning, but a quick internet search took care of that. The world and the characters in that world are carefully thought out and seem very "real", even when things start to change and the not so "normal" start to come out and play. One of the things that I liked about this book was that there are so many subtle little hints given from the very beginning that things are not as mundane they appear. I've read the book twice now and listened to the audio book version. Each time I caught something new that I had overlooked.
This is not a light and fluffy urban fantasy read. There is loss, love, violence, mystery, and drama. There is a wonderful blending of the real with the unreal that makes the world it's set in believable. I plan on reading the second book very soon... if I don't go back and re-read or re-listen to this one once again, that is! Books like this one keep me completely engaged with the world in which they are set and have me going back for more, which is why I gave it five stars.
I purchased this book for myself. All opinions within this review are true, honest, and completely my own.