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Book Reviews: Roadkill + A Girl’s Guide To Guns And Monsters + Silver Borne

Roadkill by Rob Thurman

This is the fifth ‘Cal Leandros’ novel after ‘Nightlife’, ‘Moonshine’, ‘Madhouse’ and ‘Deathwish’. Cal and his half-brother Niko have a new case. They have to find a stolen coffin that contains a man known as the Plague of the World.

Cal, Niko and their crew head off on a road trip to stop the Plague of the World escaping; naturally things don’t go to plan. There is death, betrayal and Cal being consumed by the monstrous half of his heritage.

This was good though Cal’s narration can be tiring to read. I hope the sixth book is as good as this.

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A Girl’s Guide To Guns And Monsters edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Kerrie Hughes

This does exactly what it says on the tin.

The Drifter
In the Old West, a woman hunts down a familiar monster. This was good.

Best Friends

A teenage couple deal with the monster that is too close. This was excellent.

Lupercalia
A woman literally hunts down love. This was okay.

Murder She Workshopped
A writing course is dangerous to one’s health. This is okay.

Heart of Ash
Your typical female monster slayer is no so typical. Okay.

No Matter Where You Go

Vicki Nelson deals with idiot teenagers who open a portal to some Lovecraftian dimension. This is excellent.

Signed in Blood
A woman meets a pookha and the author shows she got her Irish mythology wrong.

Broch De Shlang
A family is cursed. Okay.

The Wooly Mountains
The neighbours get together to deal with a monster. This is good.

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Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
 

This is the fifth in the ‘Mercy Thompson’ series after ‘Moon Called’, ‘Blood Bound’, ‘Iron Kissed’ and ‘Bone Crossed’. Mercy’s in trouble again. The local werewolf pack are having problems due to their stupid power games and the fae are up to something.

Mercy has to pull it all together and make things better. This is good but the endless detail about the werewolves’ idiot power plays annoy.
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