Warning – there be spoilers ahead….
Daniel has escaped LA, having killed the Hierarch and eaten his heart, along with the Hierarch’s young golem, Sam. They are wandering the Mohave Desert, afraid to put down roots, but soon the pull of LA returns.
The surviving osteomancers in LA are attempting to clone a dragon, which they plan to use to conquer Northern California, only Daniel and Sam can stop the dragon, but this may be a trap to lure them to Catalina Island.
After the visceral thrills of California Bones, I was a bit let down by Pacific Fire. I missed the smog and cannibalism of LA through most of it, honestly. It did build to an electric ending, however, which has me anticipating the series finale, Dragon Coast, which hits stores in September.
Read my full review at “The Nameless Zine.”