Monday, 24 July 2017
Review: Serpent's Game - Pippa DaCosta
Reeling from the revelations discovered in Egypt, Ace Dante is on a knife-edge, but the gods aren’t going to wait for him to come to terms with the truth.
Ancient and deadly beasts straight out of the underworld are targeting Nick “Cujo” Jones and his daughter. There doesn’t seem to be a connection to Ace, until a mysterious and familiar box turns up. A box marked with the snake-headed jackal. And it’s open.
This time, the gods crossed a line. Ace is done with their puppet-mastery. He’s fighting back.
But as hidden secrets come to light and Ace’s friendships crumble around him, will he have the strength to fight for what’s right, or will he allow the darkness inside to consume him?
After all, what is one man’s hope against the will of evil incarnate?
Soul Eater Series:
Chase the Dark (Short story in the Full Metal Magic anthology)
See No Evil
Edge of Forever (October 2017)
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Every time I think this series can't possibly get any better Pippa DaCosta proves me wrong and takes things to a whole new level. Serpent's Game was everything I love about the Soul Eater series and then some - the stakes are higher, the plot is even more twisted, the characters I love are all on top form and absolutely nothing is what it first appears. Be prepared for an emotional rollercoaster because this book totally wrecked me - in the best possible way of course!
There were major revelations about Ace in the previous book, I'm not going to go into detail here but oh wow do those revelations have a major knock on effect in this book. Ace is remembering more and more about his past, his darkest side is very close to the surface and all that remains to be seen is how much of his humanity he has managed to keep hold of. Ace has always done everything he could to keep his best friend Cujo out of sight of the gods who enjoy toying with his life but now that ancient beasts are targeting Cujo and his daughter Ace realises that the secret is out. Someone is using them to get to Ace and he needs to put a stop to it before he loses his friend forever.
As if that wasn't enough to deal with Ace is also stuck in the middle of an argument between Isis and Osiris, Cat is back on the scene and still searching for what happened to Bast and he's starting to wonder if he might possibly have misjudged Shu. Ace has a lot of balls in the air and if he's not very, very careful something is going to drop and the damage could be catastrophic. Get ready for secrets and betrayals, for characters you love to behave in shocking and disturbing ways, for high stakes drama and exciting new characters. The game is afoot as the series ramps up for the final instalment and I can't wait to see how it all comes together in Edge of Forever. This is one urban fantasy series that you really don't want to miss!
Source: Received from the author in exchange for an honest review
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