The job was simple: decapitate the zombie, get paid, get out. Warlock Marcus Shifter followed the plan perfectly. The corpse, however, did not. Now there's a body on the loose, accusations of illegal necromancy are flying, and the answers are waiting in the perilous alleys between the mortal and paranormal worlds. They're no place for someone who mostly gave up magic after a childhood accident. And given his tendency to shoot off his mouth and his Glock, Marcus is having a hell of a time digging up more than just bodies.
When an apocalypse-minded megalomaniac threatens Marcus's family, things get personal. Marcus will have to embrace the magic he's been avoiding for years - and even that might not be enough to save the world from a hellish demise.
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If you enjoyed the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher you might enjoy this book too. It has its flaws; I didn’t much care for the badguy and I found myself cursing Marcus’s stupidity at the end, but all in all it was thoroughly enjoyable listen with an excellent narrator (apart from some horrible sound effects in the end.) I look forward to more from this author and will make sure look him up on Goodreads.
I downloaded this book after checking out the reviews on Amazon and the reviews were not wrong! The protagonist, Marcus Shifter, is a warlock and prodigal son/heir apparent to his parents who are well respected powerful warlocks themselves who belong to a council that protects mortals from supernatural threats. Marcus Shifter(who does not belong to any council) is basically a "problem solver" who hires himself out dealing with anything magical/supernatural. This is a "well-humored" light read with a very likeable protagonist in Marcus Shifter who is quick with the sarcasm and never takes himself too seriously.
This book reminds me a lot of the "Dresden Files" but on a much smaller scale. I think comparing the two head to head wouldn't be fair to "Undead Chaos"- they are not in the same league. Having said that this is a really "fun" book that's a great way to kill 9 hours and 48 minutes. By the way the narration was fantastic! William Dufris did a great job. I think Joshua Roots in on to something and although it does not state that this is book one I hope he writes a sequel. Well worth the 12 dollars you guys. Check it out!
To anyone who cares: don't let the cover art fool you, this is not a hardcore violent story. Yes, there are obviously some elements of violence but this is more a "light hearted" book with some genuine "feel good" moments.
I must say that when the story opened, I thought I was going to be reading a take off of Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden series. I really worried about it for a couple of chapters and then the characters and the action took on a life of their own. This book does stand on its own merits and provided enjoyment and an interesting plot.
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