Published: August 30th 2016
Publisher: Titan Books
Series: Shadowside #2
The last thing Zack Westland expects on a Friday night is to be summoned to an exorcism. But demonic possession proves the least of his problems. Halley, the girl he's come to save, carries a secret that could unlock an ancient evil. She chants an eerie rhyme, and she isn’t alone…
“HANDS TO TAKE AND EYES TO SEE
A MOUTH TO SPEAK, HE COMES FOR ME.”
Who is the entity called Whisper Man, and what is his plan for Halley? As answers emerge, Zack realizes he can't help Halley unless he's willing to risk losing his immortality—and reigniting the Blood Wars.
Father Frank was a great addition to the cast of characters. He reminded me a lot of Michael from The Dresden Files, but with less of a goody-two-shoes feel. He's led a rough life, but his dedication to Zack is admirable. Also, Halley is introduced, a girl who can see Zack's wings. She's also autistic, and the target for some really bad things, which I won't spoil for you. I thought the author's research into the disorder, as well as incorporating it into the story was done really well.
The plot went at a brisk pace, starting out strong, and even with some intense moments in the middle that had me wondering how it would all turn out. Action, as always, is masterfully done. There's never a dull moment and with returning characters from the previous book, it adds a bit of familiarity.
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Zack Westland awakens on the shore of Lake Erie, his memory gone. Assaulted by powerful psychic fragments, he learns that he belongs to a tribe of angels—one of several living on Earth since the Blood Wars. Pursued by cacodaimons intent on killing him--again—he seeks to end war between the tribes.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
She has worked as a media liaison for fringe communities, lectured on vampires at colleges around North America, performed with Gothic and metal bands, including Nox Arcana, and designed immersive live actions RPGs for companies such as Wizards of the Coast. Her research on the Watcher Angels led to the creation of a Tarot Deck and the album Blood of Angels. She has appeared on CNN, A&E, Fox News, Reelz, and the History Channel.
Michelle resides near Cleveland, Ohio with three cats, a few friendly spirits, and a library of more than five thousand books.
Author Links: Webpage | Twitter @sethanikeem