Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 448 pages
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: 7th book in the Remy Chandler series
Source: eGalley through NetGalley.com
Rating: 3/5 stars
This is the seventh book in the Remy Chandler series. I think it was probably my least favorite book in this series so far. I don’t know if it’s me just losing interest, or if the stories have just veered way to far from their urban fantasy roots…but I struggled to finish this one.
Remy is on the brink of death, struck down by one of the Bone Masters (famous assassins who never miss their targets). The Almighty himself sends Remy’s consciousness to an alternate reality where Remy struggles to combat the evil there. Meanwhile Remy’s friends are trying everything they can do to bring him back and defend his body against the rest of the Bone Master clan. To complicate matters the Almighty has announced that he wishes to forgive Morningstar and go forward with Unification of the realms. As if this wasn’t enough The Forever Man has plans of his own that involve getting his revenge on The Almighty once and for all.
This was an okay continuation of the Remy Chandler series. The story switches POV a lot (many times per chapter) and was a bit confusing (at least in the ARC these switches weren’t marked well, so you would have to read for a bit and then figure out that you were reading from a different point of view).
There’s a bit of a time travel/parallel reality thing going on in this book and I felt like it didn’t work all that well for the story. The story has just gotten too convoluted. In fact I would definitely recommend reading the books previous to this one because if you don’t you are going to be incredibly confused.
The writing flowed decently and I still enjoyed some ofthe characters, but at the end I was kind of like “Eh…well I guess I won’t be reading more of that series.” The book is long and feels long, and really could have benefited from a bit more editing and tightening up of the storyline.
Previous to this book this has been a very solid urban fantasy series that deals with angel mythology. However, after reading this book I think I am done with this series. It wraps up at a good place and I just didn’t enjoy this book nearly as much as previous ones.
Overall an okay addition to the Remy Chandler series. If you are a huge fan of the series give it a read. The series seems to have left its urban fantasy roots and veered into some strange territory involving parallel realities which I thought was too convoluted to enjoy. I won’t be reading more of this series.