The Year of the Knife
Published by: Meerkat Press
Publication date: November 28th 2017
Genres: Adult, Thriller, Urban Fantasy
Agent -Sully- Sullivan is one of the top cops in the Imperial Bureau of Investigation. A veteran witch of the British Empire who isn’t afraid to use her magical skills to crack a case. But Sully might need more than a good education and raw power to stop the string of grisly murders that have been springing up across the American Colonies. Every one of them marked by the same chilling calling card, a warning in the form of a legion of voices screaming out through the killers’ mouths: -It IS tHe YEAr oF the KNife.-
Sully’s investigation will drag her away from the comforts of home in New Amsterdam, the beautiful but useless hyacinth macaw that used to be her boss, and the loving arms of her undead girlfriend, in a thrilling race against time, demonic forces and a shadowy conspiracy that will do anything to keep its hold on power and ensure that Sully takes their secrets to her grave, as soon as possible.
G.D. Penman’s imaginative The Year of the Knife is a fun, fast-paced urban fantasy mystery with an engaging set of characters, most notably Agent Sully of the Imperial Bureau of Investigation.
I am not going to lie I mainly picked up the book because of its cover, before even reading what it is all about. ^.^
(yeppp I loved the cover if you did not notice)
And let me tell you we have a looooot of supernatural ongoing in here and the way the story is writing contributed to my imagination’s well being if that does make any sense at all. The mystery, the magic, the kills there was everything I was looking for along side with such a twist I did not see coming at all. Penman did a great job into pulling up together the whole picture.
For magic’s sake we have a witch working for the IBI (Imperial Bureau of investigation) that is such a diverse and strong character that gained my respect and admiration from the beginning.
If you are into magic and all the supernatural stuff with demons, vampires, skin walkers and more I highly recommend you to pick up this one up and you would not be disappointed.
Gave it full 4 stars out of 5!
G D Penman writes Speculative Fiction. He lives in Scotland with his partner and children, some of whom are human. He is a firm believer in the axiom that any story is made better by dragons. His beard has won an award. If you have ever read a story with Kaiju and queer people, it was probably one of his. In those few precious moments that he isn’t parenting or writing he likes to watch cartoons, play video and tabletop games, read more books than are entirely feasible and continue his quest to eat the flesh of every living species.
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