Prince Charming rescues a student in a small college town in this fast-paced urban fantasy with rich world building and a strong female lead.
Someone, somewhere, has declared war on Kevin Kichida, and that someone has a long list of magical predators on their rolodex. The good news is that Kevin lives in a town where Ted Cahill is the new sheriff and old ally of John Charming.
The attacks on Kevin seem to be a pattern, and the more John and his new team follow that thread, the deeper they find themselves in a maze of supernatural threats, family secrets, and age-old betrayals. The more John learns, the more convinced he becomes that Kevin Kichida isn't just a victim, he's a sacrifice waiting to happen. And that thread John's following? It's really a fuse . . .
Fearless is the third novel in an urban fantasy series which gives a new twist to the Prince Charming tale.
In this breezy third Pax Arcana supernatural mystery (after Daring), set in present-day New York, James sends his witty, self-deprecating, dedicated urban monster-hunting troupe into the world of Japanese mythology. Returning are katana-wielding werewolf John Charming; his jealous Valkyrie girlfriend, Sig; former priest Molly; and musclebound Choo. After college student Kevin Kichida is attacked by magical beings, sheriff and dhampir (vampire) Ted Cahill calls in Team Charming. With the help of a witch, they learn that the ancient Akihiko Watanabe, an onmyouji (occultist) who drains the youth out of victims, is hunting Kevin. To get close to Watanabe, John and Sig infiltrate an underground New York City fight club for monsters. During the numerous action scenes, the plot slows a bit. However, mythology fans will be thrilled by the slew of Japanese mystical beings, as well as entities from Philippine, Hindu, and Celtic myths. What James's brash urban fantasy series lacks in depth, it makes up in rollicking action and pure fun.