Albert Johannson's forgotten more than he remembers about his past, but two things he's sure of: He's lived a long, long time, and he doesn't trust anyone, particularly gods. He's not too fond of demons either, particularly the one that shows up in his kitchen looking for help with a supernatural investigation. Albert's a strangely gifted blacksmith, not a P.I., but crossing a demon can be deadly, so he reluctantly takes the job - which puts him in the path of a prickly arson detective named Melissa el Hajj who has trust issues of her own. Clashing at a crime scene, they uncover an ancient wrought-iron hexagram, a broken relic as old as Solomon. The thing may herald catastrophe unless Albert can mend it - but Albert has yet to grasp just what his special powers really mean....
What did you love best about Powers?
The writing is sport on. The balk of the story is basically a roadtrip and while you know from the start their is going to be a romance at the end it is more genuine than alot of authentic romance novels.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Trick question. Both Al and Mel are just as enjoyable as the other.
Would you be willing to try another one of Steven Roy Grimsley’s performances?
No. The only redeeming quality of this narration is since there are only four character Mr. Grimsley has to portray though out the story it is fairly easy to keep track of who's who.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
There are plenty of laughs though out story but nothing that made me want to cry.
Any additional comments?
First and foremost this is modern fantasy not urban fantasy. What's the difference? Simply put modern fantasy is fantasy taking place in a modern settings but not not necessarily being centered around a city or town while urban fantasy is fantasy taking place in a certain city.or town.
Where does Powers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
My audiobook preference leans toward the Mystery/Thriller genre. But, I was attracted by the cover art and elected to take a listen, be entertained, and learn more about the modern/urban fantasy genre. Very pleasant and sparky, electrical journey.
What other book might you compare Powers to and why?
"The Chosen" by John G. Hartness.
What about Steven Roy Grimsley’s performance did you like?
Grimsley's narration pulled me in. I judge narrators by how well I forget that the book I'm listening to is being narrated. Grimsley was able to remove himself from the telling and become the characters.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Don't touch the sword. Unlock it!
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