Book Review: Bone Gods by: Caitlin Kittredge


St. Martin's Press

Publish Date:
November 30, 2010


Mass Market Paperback

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Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Ever since crow-mage Jack Winter was lost in Hell, there's only one woman who can save Black London. Her name is Pete Caldecott.

Witch hunts are on the rise and supernatural turf wars are reaching a boiling point. Then, just when it seems life couldn't get any worse for Pete, Jack reappears - but he's no longer the man she's always known. Hell has changed him forever. And he's brought back with him a whole world of trouble...

A cabal of necromancers is using ancient, unspeakable magic to turn the tide of war in their favor. Then, as the city is about to sink into chaos, Pete receives a chilling directive: To end the war, you must kill the crow-mage. Beset from all sides, Pete finds herself turning to an unholy source for help...even if doing so could destroy Black London - and life as she knows it - once and for all.

Review: Pete's got a whole lot on her hands and is essentially flying blind. She gets a call from her old partner who wants her to come and look at a murder victim - not just an ordinary murder victim, but one who has all sort of strange symbols carved into his body. Pete starts her investigation and all of the sudden so many people are interested in what she's finding out. Now everything takes on a new complication when Jack returns from Hell - with "no memory" of how he escaped. Pete's given a directive by The Hecate to kill Jack, but she needs to figure out what is going with the symbols carved into the dead man's flesh first. Will Pete realize how everything is interconnected before it's too late?

I just love the grittiness of this series. It's not sweetness and light, but dark, dank, and dirty - it's great!! I do feel for Pete and the dilemma that she's in now, but she's made her choices and she's got to figure out her own way to live with or deal with the consequences. And she's not above giving some nasty bloke a boot to the bollocks (and more) if they cross her. Do be warned - there is strong language in the book, so if that's not your thing, please keep that in mind. Otherwise, hop on a plane and take the tube down to Black your own risk!

Black London Series: Street Magic (1), Demon Bound (2), Bone Gods (3), Devil's Business (4), The Curse of Four (4.5), Soul Trade (5)


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