For fans of Jim Butcher and Kevin Hearne comes an action-packed new urban fantasy series featuring a tough, bleakly funny, down-on-his luck oil rig worker with an unlikely destiny as a monster-slayer and savior of the planet.
“Monsters,” said Vince Martinelli. “There are monsters on the rig, Dave.”
Dave Hooper has a hangover from hell, a horrible ex-wife, and the fangs of the IRS deep in his side. The last thing he needs is an explosion at work. A real explosion. On his off-shore oil rig.
But this is no accident, and despite the news reports, Dave knows that terrorists aren’t to blame. He knows because he killed one of the things responsible.
When he wakes up in a hospital bed guarded by Navy SEALs, he realizes this is more than just a bad acid trip. Yeah, Dave’s had a few. This trip is way weirder.
Killing a seven-foot-tall, tattooed demon has transformed the overweight, balding safety manager into something else entirely. A foul-mouthed, beer-loving monster slayer, and humanity’s least worthy Champion.
Great new adventure action filled Sci-Fi v. Magic.
Great new book from an excellent author. A science fiction, meets fantasy adventure - set in present day, but drawing in so much more..... The protagonist is flawed, realistic, and oh so human... What he gets into is soooooo much more....
Birmingham's characters, settings and action roll off the page like the coolest movie you haven't seen, playing out with all the action, humour and deep feeling on generated when characters get up off the page and into your head, your heart, or somewhere even deeper.
You don't just root for the protagonist, but for his crew of companions as well, it just to prevail, but sometimes just not to screw up...
It kicks off a trilogy that will be released months, nay really weeks apart, not years, to keep the good times rolling....
And if they next two books are as good as this one... The good times will roll on.