Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Hell's Horizon by Darren Shan
In the City, The Cardinal rules, and Al Jeery is a loyal member of his personal guard. But when Al is pulled from his duties at Party Central to investigate a murder, an unexpected discovery leads him in a new direction, where his loyalties and beliefs will be severely tested.
Soon he is involved in a terrifying mystery that draws in the dead, the City's Incan forefathers, the imposing figure of The Cardinal, and the near-mythical assassin Paucar Wami.
Wami is a law unto himself, a shadowy, enigmatic figure who can apparently kill anyone he chooses without fear of punishment or retribution. And Al is about to find out that he has a lot more in common with Wami than he could ever have imagined...
The Cardinal owns the City and Al is one of his guards. When assigned to investigate the murder of a young woman, Al finds it is his girlfriend Nic. Determined to get the truth, Al finds that some people and things are not what they appear to be. Will this hinder his investigation or make him more determined to find the real answers behind this conspiracy? In this fantasy novel, there were things that through me off for a moment and afterwards I found this too be the second novel in a series, but it was still a captivating story to read during a cold wintery weekend.
Disclosure: I received this book for review from the publisher. I received no compensation for my thoughts.