Here’s my review of the second instalment of Marcia Meara’s delightful supernatural tale
Jake and Dodger return for more adventures, looking for mortals to nudge away from making those wrong choices that ruin lives. They, and Azrael, are making up the rules as they go along, which leads to complications, as does Dodger’s realisation that having died so young, there are some things he’s missed out on.
This novella follows on directly from The Emissary, and you’ll need to read that first to grasp quite what is going on. As I’ve come to expect from this author, the writing is impeccable, the dialogue superb and often marvellously witty, the characters deeply engaging, and the exploration of human nature by turn, tragic and uplifting. Jake and Dodger have much to learn, and this book takes them a long way along that road in a very satisfying manner.
This does read as the middle of a book (which I believe it will be, once all three parts are released), and as such, I missed the driving force of an urgent plot, meaning I read it at a leisurely pace, rather than an obsessive one. The scenario at the start is not resolved, although the end of the book promises it might be in the next instalment, which I very much look forward to reading.
I highly recommend these books to anyone with an open mind for the supernatural. Don’t expect kick-ass action, but do read them if you enjoy stories of human nature and drama, with entertaining characters.
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