Publishing Date: February 2014
Publisher: The River Pirate Alliance
ISBN: ASIN B00IJJBHDI
Publishers Description: The holy champion chosen to save the world is enslaved to a sadistic fallen angel and losing the battle for his sanity. The guy chosen to save the holy champion is his binge-drinking redneck brother. Meet the Whitney boys: Colt—a mentally unstable holy soldier with a rapidly deteriorating hold on reality. Tough—a smart-mouthed honky-tonk hero trying to drown his problems in music, women, and good times.
Review: You never know what you are going to get with this author. Stunted exchanges limping along a wilted story line or fleeting brilliance that dazzles in creative splendor. Take for instance the Jubal Van Zandt series. The first novel was really good and imparted this dry wit that was clever at every turn. Then this slow slide into a boring character that was no longer funny whom began to reek of disappointment and patterned motives.
In Halo Bound, this novel starts off with a bang and never stops the roller coaster ride of creative inventiveness coupled with sublime world building and grand characterization. At times, this novel wallowed in the morass that is YA, but was rendered palatable by scenes that shifted away from the usual romance tropes and into varied individual character development with chapters covering their points of view. Really brilliant writing.
So here is to Eden and a spectacular start to a series with two others rounding it out. I have not read them yet but hopefully Eden will send me the free links once my nose leaves her butt.