Bad guys tend to be dispatched before the reader gets to know anything about them. There is a growing sense of menace that draws nearer and ultimately results in a confrontation. There are different locations introduced in this story, but the author does not devote a lot of time to develop the context in most of the scenes. This is unfortunate as there is no real sense of place.
The confrontation between the good and the bad guys does result in violence, injury and death, but although details are provided they are not dwelt upon. Whilst there is sex in the story, it is not the focus. Two pairs of lovers are presented and offer an interesting contrast. Whilst there is close interaction between the characters there is no evidence of jealousy or uncertainty. As with the more recent books in the series, this is not a tale about the evolution of a relationship.
Everything is established and familiar.
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The emphasis is rather on how situations impact upon this stability. Despite the to and fro of the writing, there is a steady pace to the story. Secondary storylines are introduced to add variety.
These promise added tension and interest, but sadly they build well but are resolved very quickly. It would have been more interesting if one of these had an impact on the central theme, just to add richness to the tale. The denouement has a reasonable build up and development. Certainly the focus of the book is centred on the approach of the bad character and the predictions surrounding it. The ultimate clash involves all of the key characters and the outcome is somewhat predictable although there is an interesting twist that allows for a follow-on book.
The battle is somewhat abbreviated and despite all the development is a bit of an anti-climax. Ultimately there is a happy ending of sorts and most of the threads are tidied up. This review is also posted at Gay Book Reviews Mar 08, CB rated it it was amazing. This was an amazing series - interesting and definitely unique characters that Stephen Osborne definitely made work!
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Zombie dog - gross, but not gross at all! You have to read it for that to make any sense. Madao rated it really liked it Mar 05, Lori S. Janeylou rated it it was amazing Apr 09, Dena rated it really liked it Mar 15, Achilles Punks rated it it was amazing Feb 12, Sherry rated it really liked it Nov 03, Barbie rated it really liked it Feb 20, Nov 18, Emilie added it. Thinking about the rating still. As other reviewers noted, the book is open-ended in a way.
The heroes of the book don't get much information at all in comparison. After a big buildup of menace, things happen very quickly at the end of the book. I do like Duncan and friends, and have an special soft spot for Daisy, the zombie bulldog. I was happy to learn t Thinking about the rating still. I was happy to learn there was this sixth book in the series different publisher.
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Horror is not a favorite genre of mine, but I can see how someone who enjoys horror would love the series. I like the chosen family aspect and interactions of the sympathetic characters. Just because the horror aspect of the book is not my thing doesn't mean it's not well done. I noticed a few typos and a dangling participle or two, but for the most part was able to avoid shifting into proofreading mode. I think readers will get much more appreciation of Duncan and his world if they read the series in order.
I had a few niggles, but I recommend the book. MaryAnn rated it it was amazing Dec 24, Kerry Fenton rated it it was amazing Jun 07, Deoris rated it really liked it Mar 18, Alena Carter rated it it was amazing Feb 15, Janice rated it it was amazing Jan 09, Lois - Who Reads rated it really liked it Feb 20, Nikki rated it it was amazing Dec 23, Alena Carter rated it it was amazing Apr 16, Joan rated it it was ok Oct 26, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. About Stephen Osborne.
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