Book Review: Watcher of the Dark by: Joseph Nassise


Rating: 5/5

Publisher: Tor Books

Publication Date: November 19, 2013

Origins:  From Author for Review

Format:  E-book

Book Links:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: A spine-tingling new Jeremiah Hunt dark fantasy thriller.

New Orleans was nearly the death of Jeremiah Hunt, between a too-close brush with the FBI and a chilling, soul-searing journey through the realm of the dead that culminated with a do-or-die confrontation with Death himself.

But when he performs an arcane ritual to reclaim the soul of the magically gifted, beautiful woman who once saved him, he must flee the law once again, to Los Angeles, city of angels, a temporary sanctuary. In L.A., he has to contend with Carlos Fuentes, who sees in Hunt a means to obtain the mystical key that would open the gates of Hell. Fuentes knows Hunt’s weakness—his loyalty to the woman he loves, and to another “gifted” friend—and uses the real threat of torturing them as a way to get Hunt to help complete his dread quest.

Hunt has learned a lot since his life was irrevocably hijacked by fate months ago. But when his friends are threatened by the supernatural predator known as the Preacher, Hunt knows that all his newfound experience and ability will go for naught unless he can keep both the Preacher and Fuentes at bay long enough for him to somehow find a way to free his friends from mortal peril.

Jeremiah Hunt series: Eyes to See (1), King of the Dead (2), Watcher of the Dark (3)

Review: Jeremiah Hunt has fled New Orleans after doing everything he could to save Denise Clearwater, the beautiful Gifted woman who is now part of his life. He’s hiding out in L.A. until Whisper comes to him and tells him to run. Hunt isn’t fast enough and is captured by Carlos Fuentes, the Magister of L.A. who wants all the power he can grab for himself. He blackmails Hunt into helping him find the pieces of the Key to the Bone Gate, which will open a doorway into Hell. The Preacher also wants the Key and Hunt will do anything to save Denise and Dmitri from both Fuentes and the Preacher.

I love how the author doesn’t pull any punches and doesn’t give his characters the easy way out. I have truly fallen in love with this series! Seeing the world through Hunt’s eyes (or lack thereof) is a refreshing way of world-building and gives a different perspective on how the world truly works. The magick, mystery, and mayhem will keep you on the edge of your seat. As much as I couldn’t wait to find out what happened I savored each page WATCHER OF THE DARK because I didn’t want the book to end! WATCHER OF THE DARK, beautifully haunting and grim, is the best of the Jeremiah Hunt Chronicles to date and it will burrow into your very soul!

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