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Maurice Lawless is a novelist from Houston, Texas. Found in Blood, his 2011 debut novel, has been hailed as "a classic detective story" that's "brilliant and scary." When he isn't busy conjuring more books of demons and werewolves, Maurice volunteers for National Novel Writing Month and speaks on writing at local libraries. He likes his steaks rare, and his fiction raw.
on April 24, 2012 :
I don't easily get as caught up in the emotion of a book as I did when reading Forged with Blood. I was so wrapped up in the story line that I literally couldn’t put the book down. The main character Nelson has come far on his demon destroying journey, but still has room for growth in the upcoming installment of the series.
Lawless makes you fall in love with his characters (at least the good guys), and makes the relationships between them believable. I found myself near tears when Carol, Nelson’s wife, came close to her end, but this isn’t a love story. Don’t be confused. This is a truly wonderful, and vividly descriptive horror novel. Lawless draws you in, and leads you on a journey via his own map. He makes you trust Sam the incubus just as Nelson had begun to, and shocks you as Nelson was shocked when Sam betrayed him. Even though Nelson was warned not to trust Sam, many times… The dream sequences are just as horrifying if not more so than the exorcisms. Lawless uses cues from all 5 senses to engage the reader. The sound cues alone will have me resting uneasily for a few nights.
There continues to be great potential in this series. The first two books have been beyond exciting and I can’t wait to find out if there will be a third.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)