Book Review: And Then the Night by: C.S. Thompson

Rating: 4/5

Publisher: Dark Quest, LLC

Publication Date: April 11, 2014

Origins:  From Publisher for Review

Book Links:  Goodreads

Synopsis: Jim Rankin is Noctiviganti, a "night wanderer" who can visit the world known as the Fringe in his dreams. Jim is an occult detective, a killer and a secret policeman, the warrior retainer and unquestioning servant of the Paramount, the tyrannical yet supremely beautiful queen of the Fringe. The Fringe is the world of myth and mystery from which our own world was born at the beginning of time. At its heart is a great city, the City at the Heart of Her Dreaming, and in the city is a bottomless Pit or Abyss. In "And Then the Night," Jim Rankin receives an instruction from his masters in the otherworld: "Go to Munro, Noctiviganti. You may wait in the dark no longer." There he has a run in with a Russian mob threatening to supplant Paramount as Queen of the Fringe.

Review: Jim Rankin, the Noctiviganti, barely escaped his return to Nottamun. Now he is living, if you can call it living, and working in Munro at a strange call center. Rankin, also a soldier for the Paramount – Queen of the Fringe – has his marching orders. The call center is a front for the Russians who are plotting to take over the Fringe with their own brand of madness and install a new Queen. Meanwhile, a strange girl called Asturiana is searching for something missing for a long time. The Paramount orders Rankin to assist Asturiana in her quest and ultimately fulfill his own. AND THEN THE NIGHT draws readers deeper into the Fringe, where they may never escape. It can drive the sane insane and give the insane ideas. Sometimes I wondered if the Fringe was more real than our world, which is a testament to the author’s creativity. AND THEN THEN NIGHT is a masterful addition to this series.

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