Darklands is the fourth book in the Deadtown series by Nancy Holzner and an ACE Fantasy.
They call it Deadtown: the city's quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its border--but Victory Vaughn, Boston's only professional demon slayer, isn't exactly human...
Boston's demons have been disappearing, and Vicky's clients are canceling left and right. While fewer demons might seem like a good thing, Vicky suspects foul play. A missing Celtic cauldron from Harvard's Peabody museum leads her to an unwelcome conclusion: Pryce, her half-cousin and bitter enemy, is trying to regain his full powers.
But Pryce isn't alone. He's conjured another, darker villain from Vicky's past. To stop them from destroying everything she loves, she'll have to face her own worst fear--in the realm of the dead itself.
Vicky Vaughn thought she was in a good place - business was going well, her personal life was going better than well - and her cousin Pryce was out of the way.
But she was wrong.
Pryce is back and trying to regain his powers by harnessing demons from people’s nightmares - if he can kill Vicky in the process - well, that’s just icing on the cake.
And if things weren’t bad enough - a female were has her sights set on Vicky’s boyfriend, Alexander Kane.
With things falling apart around her, Vicky does the only thing she can - she fights.
Darklands is an enjoyable read. Vicky is fearless and gets the job done.
I give Darklands 3 out of 5 stars.
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Ace (July 31, 2012)