Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Book review: Smoke and Ashes

TitleSmoke and Ashes (The Smoke Trilogy, Book 3)
AuthorTanya Huff
Tagsfiction, paranormal, vampires, wizardry
Your reviewNow this is more like it. I wasn't that fond of the second book in this series, but with this third book Huff is back to work that I really like. I don't think the second one was a bad book, but just not my kind of thing. This one reminds me of why I'm so fond of Huff as a writer... she creates great characters and good plots. She doesn't cheat. Her books always have a logical consistency. For example, her Blood book (the Vicky Nelson series) that dealt with werewolves created a werewolf pack that combined human and wolf social structure that made sense.

In this volume, the main character, Tony Foster, gets caught up with a 3500 year-old woman who currently works as a stunt woman. She's immortal because a demon made her that way. The demon seems to be trying to use her to come through to this world from his own dimension, and Tony and the stunt woman have to stop him from sending demons through and causing the end of the world..

Lots of fun.
PublicationDAW (2007), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 416 pages
Publication date2007
ISBN0756404150 / 9780756404154

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