The Pemkowet Visitors Bureau has always promoted paranormal tourism - even if it has downplayed the risks (hobgoblins are unpredictable). It helps that the town is presided over by Daisy Johanssen, who as Hel’s liaison is authorized by the Norse goddess of the dead to keep Pemkowet under control. Normally, that’s easier to do in the winter, when bracing temperatures keep folks indoors. But a new predator is on the prowl, and this one thrives on nightmares. Daisy is on her trail and working intimately with her partner and sometime lover from the Pemkowet PD, sexy yet unavailable werewolf Cody Fairfax. But even as the creature is racking up innocent victims, a greater danger looms on Pewkowet’s horizon. As a result of a recent ghost uprising, an unknown adversary - represented by a hell-spawn lawyer with fiery powers of persuasion - has instigated a lawsuit against the town. If Pemkowet loses, Hel’s sovereignty will be jeopardized, and the fate of the eldritch community will be at stake. The only one who can prevent it is Daisy - but she’s going to have to confront her own worst nightmare to do it.
©2013 Jacqueline Carey (P)2014 Recorded Books
Loved seeing Daisy become more confident throughout the series.What a cast of characters - I think Loreen needs her own series!
This Trilogy, just like the rest of her work, is written in an approachable and wonderful way. It is a delightfully fresh take on Supernatural and paranormal fiction, with a heroine that I think every person who has ever struggled with anything can relate to. I also very much enjoyed the reader, who did a very good job with inflections, accents and pace. A must-read!
I love Jacqueline Carey and this is some great work. However, the reader is so grating, it is a struggle to continue listening.
The most casual throwaway sentence penned by Carey is suddenly imbued with too much drama and angst. Why she feels the need to actually whine when voicing many characters is beyond me.
The dramatic growling just needs to be dialed way back. As well as the whining--oh man, the whining.
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