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Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
The dynamite team of Crusie and Mayer make a most welcome return, this time putting their own touches on the urban fantasy genre with a hilarious demonic adventure. A decaying old amusement park doubles as a demon prison, and the inmates are getting really restless. Sarcastic wit and offbeat humor are Crusie–Mayer staples, and they get even nuttier when supernatural shenanigans are added. This is one ride you won't want to end!
Mary Alice Brannigan is obsessed with restoring a crumbling amusement park called Dreamland. What Mab doesn't realize is that the park is actually a demon prison where five of the world's most powerful demons are incarcerated.
Returning home to Dreamland after being wounded in Afghanistan, Ethan Wayne is not thrilled when his mother reveals a dark secret: She and four others make up the Guardia that keep Kharos, Fufluns, Tura and others imprisoned. As much as she would like to, even Mab can't ignore the weirdness when Fufluns and Tura escape. Whether they want to or not (and they really don't), Mab and Ethan are drawn into the demon-hunting adventures. (ST. MARTIN'S, Mar., 368 pp., $25.99)
Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith
Publisher: ST. MARTIN'S
Published: March 2010