dinsdag 16 september 2008

Lilith Saintcrow - Working for the devil

Dante Valentine, a necromancer and bounty hunter gets a visit from demon, Tierce Japhrimel, the right hand from the devil himself. He has a message from Lucifer, she has to meet him or die. Well if you put it that way, Dante agrees to come along and see what the Prince of Darkness wants from her. Lucifer offers Dante a contract that she cannot refuse, because if she doesn’t take this job, she will die. But hell, working for the devil would mean dying anyway. To make sure Dante is following orders, Lucifer makes Japhrimel, Dante’s familiar.

Dante has to capture a rogue demon, which escape the underworld with something important to Lucifer and he wants it back. But Dante is not alone in this quest; Japhrimel, who is not only a demon but an assassin as well, accompanies her. Soon enough Dante discovers that this rogue demon is an old enemy of hers, the same one who killed her best friend and almost killed her. Now Dante is determined to finish the job, she started long ago and with the help of Japhrimel and her friends Gabe, Eddie and Jace that won’t be a problem.

Working for the devil by Lilith Saintcrow is the first novel in her Dante Valentine series and it is pretty impressive. I borrow this novel from a close friend of mine, because I didn’t know if this series was something for me. Well, I shouldn’t do that, now I’m hooked. I already ordered my own copies, so I have them on my own bookshelves. What a real treat this was, from the beginning till the end I was lured into a world with humans and their own special paranormal talents, demons and most of all danger.

Dante Valentine is young woman, a necromancer and bounty hunter. She grew up in at Rigger Hall, a school for kids with special abilities, but it was not nice. She learns the hard way how hard life really is. Several years ago one of her best friend is murder for her special ability and Dante is determined to get this maniac. So when Lucifer hands him on a silver plate, she grabs it with both hands, even is this means getting her killed. But she gets help from demon assassin Japhrimel, who turns her world upside down because slowly she starting to like this demon.

You’ll get a lot of information about the characters and their backgrounds and slowly get to know them. The end is a little surprising and sad, but you know there will be another novel, so anything can happen.

I can truly say I’m curious what will happen next and will go straight to the next novel Dead man rising.


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