God is dead. Lincoln Marshall knows who killed Him…
It’s been a month since the apocalypse destroyed the world as Lincoln Marshall once knew it. The new world is populated by deadly faeries, wild shapeshifters, and humans without a god. Lincoln’s sins can never be absolved now that God is dead. There’s nothing left for him but the bottom of a whiskey bottle.
Until Cesar Hawke comes seeking help. The undersecretary of the new Office of Preternatural Affairs has manifested uncontrollable magical powers. The only cure lies beyond the frontier of the untamed faerie worlds — a land that no mortal man can survive. He needs Lincoln to escort him to the Winter Queen through hostile territory riddled by killer unicorns, doppelgangers, and false prophets. No big deal.
Lincoln Marshall once conquered Hell. He’s certain he can conquer the Middle Worlds too — and if he can’t, he’s happy to die trying.
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Title: Lonesome Paladin
Series: A Fistful of Daggers #1
Author: S.M. Reine
When I got told the third book to this series about the deputy from Elise’s past was coming out, I immediately bought books one and two to get started and I. Am. So. Blown. Away.
Reine’s always been a great story-teller for me. Sometimes too good, because a lot of the sad bits would put me in the weirdest funk and I’d have to take a break. I read the entire first series for Elise but it’s been years so now I can totally pick up where I left off (even if it’s out of order in so many ways). I forgot how… crass, and non-PC Marshall was. I’m definitely gonna have to revisit some of the books to get a better feel of how Elise saw him, but I really like the way Reine wrote him. He’s someone not ideal and at times a real dickhole but again, she writes his story in a way that makes me want to see him redeemed rather than blasted on social media and forever outcasted. Like… I want to give him a second and third chance. It makes me want to be a better person. Since when did books make me want to go all in-depth?!
Anyway. This story involves multiple people who have their own series (that I’m totally gonna get on cause I need everything from this Descentverse) and I loved how captivated it kept me. All the words flowed, it was the perfect amount, it was hilarious, and sad, and dangerous and scary and so freaking COOL. It’s a definite recommend. If you love this genre, read it. If you’ve heard of Reine and like her stories, read it. If you’re new, read it. I recommend this so hard, I’d buy it for my book friends just if it meant them having something of Reine’s in their kindles, it’s that good. Seriously check it out.