Saturday, August 11, 2018

The Last Netherworld of the Apocalypse (Kelly Driscoll #4)

The Last Netherworld of the Apocalypse is the 4th book in the Kelly Driscoll urban fantasy series by Nina Post. Published 14th Nov, 2017 by Curiosity Quills Press, it's 234 pages and available in ebook format.

I was unfamiliar with the artist or the series when I started reading, so I read it as a standalone.  The plot moves along at whiplash speed, so it took a while to (mostly) keep track of the players. Once I got on top of the main characters it was a lot easier to stay up to speed. 

As stated, this book is frenetic and moves along at a fierce, almost speed-of-thought pace. It is quite humorous and surprised a few giggles out of me on my daily bus commute (not easy to do).  There were a couple of times I felt that some of the sight gags were slightly indulgent on the author's part, but she is certainly adept at driving the wildly careening out of control bus with no brakes that is this book.

If I had to try to categorize the 'feel' of the book, I'd compare it to Charles Stross' Laundry Files or Larry Correia's Monster Hunter books (though this book is less testosterone driven and not as full of obscure geekery).  There's not a whole lot of super-snarky dialogue in this book which is a distinct relief.  Brain candy, fun to read, undemanding and well written.  Can't ask for much more!

Four stars

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes

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