Tuesday, January 12, 2010
This is a novel by Nancy Holzner.
They call it Deadtown: the city's quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders -- but Victory Vaughn, Boston's only professional demon slayer, isn't exactly human...
Vicky's demanding job keeping the city safe from all manner of monsters is one reason her relationship with workaholic lawyer (and werewolf) Alexander Kane is in constant limbo. Throw in a foolhardy zombie apprentice, a mysterious demon-plagued client, and a suspicious research facility that's taken an unwelcome interest in her family, and Vicky's love life has as much of a pulse as Deadtown's citizens.
But now Vicky's got bigger things to worry about. The Hellion who murdered her father ten years ago has somehow broken through Boston's magical protections. The Hellion is a ruthless force of destruction with a personal grudge against Vicky, and she's the only one who can stop the demon before it destroys the city and everyone in it.
I enjoyed Deadtown. :)
Victory Vaughn trained from a young age to be a demon slayer - demon slaying runs in the family - and she is very good at what she does. If you can afford her fee - she can rid you of your demons.
But a Hellion is not just any demon - and Vicky has a history with this particular Hellion - a history that Vicky has no plans to repeat.
I like the concept of Deadtown - paranormal critters 'living' out in the open and working towards equal rights. :) I think this has the beginnings of a fun and quirky series and I look forward to more exploits from Vicky.
I give Deadtown 4 out of 5 stars.