THE SHADOW OF THE SOUL
Readers of grim, twisted horror and fantasy will find themselves engrossed in The Forgotten Gods series. Pinborough writes delightfully warped protagonists, and readers get treated to multiple points of view and character flaws up close and personal. It’s a well-rendered plot that makes you think, and makes you work for every resolution and answer. If you’re in the mood for a dark and thought- provoking night, The Shadow of the Soul will exceed your expectations.
Cass Jones is involved in yet another case where all the deaths are eerily connected through the message “Chaos in the darkness.” When London is devastated by a terrorist attack Cass gets sucked into that investigation as well. Now there seems to be a message from his dead brother about his nephew, and Cass is at wit’s end. But he must keep fighting — or no one will be left to stand against Mr. Bright and those who lurk in deeper shadows. (ACE, Aug., 389 pp., $16.00)