Harper Voyager Impulse, 2014.
I really wanted to like this book.
Sarah Remy’s debut is published as part of Harper Voyager’s new “Impulse” line, a series of e-books and limited run paperbacks from up-and-coming authors. The books were chosen from an open call in 2012 which garned over 4500 submissions.
Unfortunately this murder mystery/fantasy left me cold. While I liked the characters of Malachi and Avani, a necromancer and hedge witch investigating a series of grisly murders in the remote village of Stonehill Downs, I found the plot would often get bogged down in confusing tangents, and the ending frankly came out of left field. There’s potential but I’m not sold yet.
Read my full review at WSFA’s “The Nameless Zine”.