03 October 2010
Deathtalker - Book Review
Detective Kat Morales and her elven partner, Tevis McLeod are on the hunt for this serial killer, whose hunger is rivaled only by his vengeful nature. Both detectives are members of an elite little team led by Arvandus the wizard, whose main task is to face threats from the Otherside.
The question is not whether they will find the Deathtalker, but whether they will survive him.
I admit, I haven’t read the first two books of the series, but I didn’t feel lost or missing details. Whenever necessary, there were explanations that didn’t give away the previous books’ plot, but shed light on this magical world of P.L. Blair's.
I enjoyed this dull-moments-lacking story. There are mythical creatures who aren’t as cute or helpful as we were given to believe in folklore.
Deathtalker is a solid, well written, and intriguing story. It draws you in and doesn’t let go. You keep cheering the good guys, and you hate the bad guy’s gut enough to want to throttle him.
There were, however, times when I missed the romantic attraction/s in the book. And although the main characters were interesting, Kat was a bit indistinct at times; there was more in this book about the non-human’s powers than about her as a human. This could be because it’s the third book in the series, perhaps more about her was revealed in the previous two books.
Will I be reading another book by P.L. Blair? Definitely! I just need to decide whether I’ll go for the previous two or the ones following Deathtalker!