Blackmoore’s bottomless imagination concocts some truly twisted, weird, bloody and deviously clever stuff in this latest novel, featuring his acerbic necromancer, Eric Carter. In a world where Aztec mythology, dark magic and grim reality blend together, nothing is what it appears to be, leading to an adventure full of high-octane action and a number of unpleasant surprises. Best of all, Blackmoore’s chillingly good storytelling skills ensures that fans will enjoy every step of this adrenaline fueled journey.
After 15 years on the run, necromancer Eric Carter’s return to Los Angeles has been one nightmare after another. Now, with those he loved gone and his connection to the Aztec death goddess, Santa Muerte, wreaking havoc on his powers, Eric can hardly recognize himself, or the voices he’s hearing around him. But in trying to break Santa Muerte’s hold over him, Eric finds himself the target of a creature who can transform into anything, wearing the skin of others like a suit. Now, in order to save his own hide, Eric will have to become as fearsome as the things that are chasing him, changing into something he never imagined possible. (DAW, Aug., 272 pp., $7.99)