Dead Man's Deal
Author: Jocelynn Drake
Publisher: HARPER Voyage
Series: Asylum Tales, Bk 2
Obtained: Library copy
Why this book?:
It is the second in a series. I enjoyed the first. I was in the mood for some fantasy.
I really like Gage's character. He's a good guy with power (restrained though it may be) and morals. A good combination to have. He has loyal friends and is loyal and protective in return.
This story also brought in more of Gage's family, which was an interesting twist as normally a wizard wouldn't see their family after leaving as a young child. This gives some additional insight into Gage's character.
Of course he does get into his scrapes. I mean, the book begins with Gage needing to get out of a sticky situation. A situation that has resulted from actions taken in the first book. And I have to say the largest impression made on me by this book is how it ends. Because I could only ask, uh oh. What next? How's he going to handle that? What other problems are going to crop up? Because as surely as he settles one problem, there will be another, most likely bigger, one to take its place.
Anyway, this won't be for everyone (I know while I really enjoyed the first book, at least one friend couldn't bring herself to finish it), but I'm a fan. And I don't know when the next book will be coming out, but there are some shorts I will try in the meantime.