Friday, May 4, 2018
Blunt Force Magic
This series reminds me in a lot of ways of a lot of other scruffy, slightly disreputable, out of their depths, mages and wizards like Dresden, Atticus (iron druid), and the Sandman Slim books in all their sarcastic glory.
I love the original take on the main character. He's an artificer which I find cool as hell. He's well and truly out of his depth and more or less just has a bag of tricks to keep ancient evil creatures from snacking on him.
There's a nice mystery subplot which keeps the narrative moving along. The book is capably written and eminently readable
It provided everything I look for in an urban fantasy: escapism, engaging characters, a great 'hook', a compelling story, humor, and a plot that kept me interested. Well played! I enjoyed it very very much and look forward to the rest of the series.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher.
at May 04, 2018