I had read great reviews and knew I'd like this book. Yup, sure enough did and want more. Cool world, similar to many we've encountered in other books..Show More » with minor deviations. The authors influences are pretty obvious, (MTG) and easy to track, sometimes to the point that I wish he'd leave some of his personality and beliefs ( largly christian I'd guess, or maybe that's just coincidence, but everything seemed to come back around to a bible verse or belief) out and let the characters have free reign. The political voting talk, the amount of Prius talk, gas talk, moped talk... Ok ok... I drive a car that was chosen for gas mileage alone and still find it annoying! Anyways, that aside, because truly it was really minor, the story was great. The characters were fun, their powers sometimes predictable but also cool, the skin dancing was really awesome. I cant wait for another book.
In this 2nd book of Anthony Francis's Skindancer series, we find Dakota Frost (skin dancer/tattoo artist) combatting magical graffiti in Atlanta. We ..Show More »are re-introduced to the wonderful world of vampires, were kin and wizards. Wonderful premise and setting. Unfortunately, the writing is still uneven (as in the debut novel, "Frost Moon.") I never really felt engaged to any of the characters (but, I am becoming fond of Cinnamon, Dakota's adopted were kin daughter, even though her speech sometimes reminds me of a fowl-mouthed Jar Jar Binks.)
The book drags a bit and got too informative on graffiti and tattoos. The action scenes are good, though. This is a good read if you are looking for some escapism.
Again, Traci Odom, the narrator, delivers with distinct characterizations.