Monday, January 9, 2012

Review: Dust of the Damned by Peter Brandvold

Dust of the Damned is a novel by Peter Brandvold and a Berkley Western.

Book Blurb:

Mankind has fought the war against ghouls of all kinds since the beginning of time.  The last stronghold of evil in the known world is the American frontier, but for how long?

Bounty hunter Uriah Zane and Deputy US Marshal Angel Coffin are humanity’s last hope to rid the world, once and for all, of this demon scourge...

The Hell’s Angels are a gang of werewolves who have escaped from Hellsgarde Penitentiary.  Originally they were recruited out of eastern Europe by Abraham Lincoln to mercilessly tear the Confederates into submission at Gettysburg, thus ending the Civil War.  But the Hell’s Angels never returned home.  

They headed west - to join the legions of other ghouls...

My thoughts:

Uriah Zane is a bounty hunter - he hunts ghouls: vampires, were’s, hobgobbies - anything that will bring him a good bounty.  And he is very good at what he does - some might say he has the uncanny ability to sense what the ghouls are going to do - before they do it.

Deputy Marshal Angel Coffin has the law in her blood.  Her father, Marshal James Coffin, taught her everything she knows about law enforcement - and he was very proud that she chose to follow in his footsteps.

With the ghouls overrunning the West, every able bodied man and woman is needed to make a stand against the invasion.

If the ghouls can’t be stopped - it will be a literal hell on Earth...

I have avid readers in my family - on both sides - and this book brought back fond memories of my maternal grandfather.  He loved westerns, Zane Grey was one of his all time favorites and later in his life, when he couldn’t read anymore - he would tell me about the books he’d read.

I’m not sure how he would feel about Dust of the Damned, he used to laugh at me for reading books with vamps and were’s.  But I enjoyed it very much - both for the story itself and for the trip down memory lane.    

I give Dust of the Damned 4 out of 5 stars.

Product Details
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade; (January 3, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425245179
ISBN-13: 978-0425245170 

1 comment:

Blodeuedd said...

Sounds cool :) And a bit of a scary cover too in a way