Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Reviews
Book Review: A Wild Light
By Sandy Amazeen Sep 5, 2010, 18:24 GMT
For too long Maxine Kiss has felt an inexplicable darkness inside her-a force she channels into hunting the demons bent on destroying the human race. But when she finds herself covered in blood and crouched beside her grandfather\'s dead body with no memory of what happened, Maxine begins to fear that the darkness has finally consumed her. ...more
In celebration of Maxine Kissís birthday, her ancient body-hopping grandfather baked up an assortment of pies and goodies for the small gathering of friends and the tattoo demon guardians who are bonded to her. After enjoying such a pleasant night the horror of awakening the next morning covered with blood beside her grandfatherís dead body and absolutely no memory of what happened is Maxineís worst nightmare. Additionally, all memory of Grant, the man Maxine has been in a relationship with is gone as well.
While Maxine struggles to piece together what happened to her beloved grandfather and why her memories of Grant have disappeared, she must also find a why to repair or close the failing veil that keeps armies of demons from wreaking havoc on Earth. As the veil continues to disintegrate, Maxine is tempted to take her place at the head of the demon army waiting to come through the breach. It is a serious temptation that is countered by the strength of her attraction to Grant who has some serious power of his own. With no easy answers, Maxine and Grant must unite their strengths to repair the veil.
Plenty of interesting history is added to Maxine and her relationship with the Boys as she calls her demon guardians, along with more about her mother and grandfather. The Boys characters are developed to a much greater extend allowing readers a broader appreciation for their personalities and origin. The romance between Maxine and Grant is nicely handled and offers more then a hint of things to come from this inventive urban fantasy.