Ever since crow-mage Jack Winter was lost in Hell, there’s only one woman who can save Black London. Her name is Pete Caldecott.
Witch hunts are on the rise and supernatural turf wars are reaching a boiling point. Then, just when it seems life couldn’t get any worse for Pete, Jack reappears—but he’s no longer the man she’s always known. Hell has changed him forever. And he’s brought back with him a whole world of trouble…
A cabal of necromancers are using ancient, unspeakable magic to turn the tide of war in their favor. Then, as the city is about to sink into chaos, Pete receives a chilling directive: To end the war, you must kill the crow-mage. Beset from all sides, Pete finds herself turning to an unholy source for help…even if doing so could destroy Black London—and life as she knew it—once and for all.
Book: Bone Gods by Caitlin Kittredge
Release Date: November 20, 2010
Format: Mass market paperback
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Black London, #3
Rating: (4 Zombies)
Bone Gods is more similar to the first book in this series, Street Magic, than the second book, Demon Bound. It is, unfortunately, from Pete's POV once again. I honestly prefer Jack, since he's a sexy magic man and all that fun stuff. Very sexy.
There's nothing wrong with Pete, though. I actually kind of like her. She's tough, and cool, and interesting. I just like Jack more, because he's, well, Jack. If you haven't read Demon Bound, then Pete is amazing. If you have read Demon Bound, you spend most of your time thinking that you wish it was Jack, not Pete. I hope that the next book follows the pattern and goes back to Jack's POV.
The mystery was pretty freakin' fantastic. I love Caitlin Kittredge's amazingly random plots. Or so they seem, until everything comes together and you have this totally awesome Duh! moment. It's beautiful, really.
The reason it didn't get the whole five zombies is that I spent the beginning of the book going JackJackJackJackJACK, because, OMG, he wasn't even in it for like the first half. It was practically a crime. But he was so wonderful in the second half that he earned back most of the brownie points that the first half got rid of.
So. Go read this series. Now. I promise you, it's really really really awesome, and stuff. (It's the 'and stuff' that's the best part. You'll see.)