Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Fog of Fury

Title: A Fog of Fury
Author: Jon F. Merz
Series: The Lawson Vampire Series
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published: 2011

Recommendation: A quick fun urban fantasy novella.
Rating: 7.5/10

Summary: Lawson is a Fixer for a supernatural government organization that sends him to settle a dispute in a backwater town. He brings along his guest Jack who has some skills of his own.

Reactions: I grabbed this novella opportunistically since it was a free download and I needed some airplane reading. I haven't read any other books in the series, but it wasn't too difficult to figure out what's going on though I am guessing there's more to the backstory.

On the surface it's a fairly generic urban fantasy series. It's modern, there is a mystery, there's a main hero with special powers. It has a noir feel to it and it seems fairly similar to other works like this. However, the plot moves well and the writing style is easy, so I found it to be an excellent book for my travel.

I also rather enjoyed the main character. He stood out to me as a fairly well developed and credible tough guy type. He had enough uniqueness about him to make reading interesting and wasn't so ridiculously overpowered that there wasn't any suspense.

A Fog of Fury is a fun, quick novella that's perfect for an engaging read on a plane ride. I might even pick up another book in the series for the way back.

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