Thursday, August 30, 2012
Review: Death Most Definite by Trent Jamieson
Death Most Definite is the first book in the Death Works series by Trent Jamieson and an Orbit Fantasy.
Steven de Selby has a hangover. Bright lights, loud noise, and lots of exercise are the last thing he wants. But that's exactly what he gets when someone starts shooting at him.
Steven is no stranger to death-Mr. D's his boss after all-but when a dead girl saves him from sharing her fate, he finds himself on the wrong end of the barrel. His job is to guide the restless dead to the underworld but now his clients are his own colleagues, friends, and family.
Mr. D's gone missing and with no one in charge, the dead start to rise, the living are hunted, and the whole city teeters on the brink of a regional apocalypse-unless Steven can shake his hangover, not fall for the dead girl, and find out what happened to his boss- that is, Death himself.
Steven de Selby is a Psychpomp: a Pomp. He and those like him, draw the dead through themselves and into the Underworld. At the same time, they prevent the Stirrers from trying to come through from the other side.
Steven’s world is pretty predictable, so imagine his surprise when the ghost of an eerily familiar woman saves him from being shot. But why would someone be shooting at him in the first place?
Things go from bad to much worse when Steven begins receiving the souls of those he holds near and dear - friends, family and coworkers. And then the bodies of those newly dead begin chasing him. They have been invaded by Stirrers and they are on a mission.
Death Most Definite is a great read - I completely enjoyed Steven and all his quirks. I’m looking forward to reading more.
I give Death Most Definite 4 out of 5 stars.
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Orbit (August 1, 2010)