And if I said that to myself over and over and sprinkled around enough frigging fairy dust, maybe it would be true. But the Leandros brothers have to do more than they had planned when Seamus turns up dead or un-undead. The last time Cal and Niko faced them, the Auphe were almost wiped out. Now they want revenge.
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Start your review of Deathwish Cal Leandros, 4 Write a review Shelves: a-own-book-form , urban-fantasy , vampires , part-of-series , monsters , shapeshifters , 3-star , series-abandoned , reviewed , got-in "People on Dr. Phil have issues. We have atomic-powered, demon-flavored, fresh-from-the-pits-of-hell, full-blowing fucking neuroses. First, the writing is well-done. Rob Thurman injects sarcastic humor in the internal monologue and convincing dialogue while still keeping it gritty and dark.
The style is almost choppy but it keeps things flowing without much lag or issue. Characters are well-done - Cal stands out as the loner of the group dragged through life with his brothers support, worried about the darkness inside taking over the good, appreciating and probably only surviving because of his brothers faith in him.
That changed a little in this installment since Thurman decided to evenly alternate chapter POV. Promise is an interesting sort for a vampire but nothing not seen or done before. Robin is always a laugh as a puck who drinks, orgies and does what good pucks do.
Villains are always nasty and where the dark stuff seeps in. I can picture the world as dark and bluesy kind of like Gotham city in the Batman mythos. From the smoke-laded and werewolf-frequented bars Cal works in, to the underground tunnels and creepy water borders and deep in the museum with the monsters, darkness reigns. The Auphe are creepy and the author keeps introducing different cycles without dragging the storyline out.
They popped up as a cliffhanger at the end of the third after a major battle, but it looks like some survived for a different kind of stand in the fourth book. The story is intriguing and the pacing okay, but my interest ultimately hovers at a three stars "I like it" rating.
I think some of the issue is the story is feeling a little repetitive now - Cal has kept the same issues for all the books, much of the same dialogue exchanges between him and Niko on not giving it up, they are still battling monsters for money and survival in the same environment.
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Deathwish (Cal Leandros Series #4)
Deathwish. By Rob Thurman (2012)