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Eric is a former bookseller, cellist, and comic seller currently living in Saint Louis, Missouri. A lifelong enthusiast of books, music, toys, and games, he discovered a love for the written word after being dragged to the library by his parents at a young age. When he is not writing, you can usually find him reading, gaming, or buried beneath a small avalanche of Transformers.
on Oct. 24, 2014 :
Days Gone Bad is infused with humor and stellar writing. The characters are amazingly well fleshed out - you feel like you really know them. My favorite character is Damian and not just because he's the main character. He talks to you like you're an old friend, he has a great sense of humor, and he's brave. Plus he's a necromancer - a necromancer who isn't evil. He's become one of my new book boyfriends! I also thought it was really interesting that Damian casts spells to fight against demons and rogue vampires.
Damian's vampire sister, Sam, is a close second as one of my favorite characters. She's full of life (haha), spunky, and beautiful. I love that she has this gorgeous, straight black hair. Damian and Sam have a close relationship, and they get along well. Damian seemed to be protective of his sister, and that's one of the many things I appreciated about him.
I really liked how the fairies are bad ass - there is nothing sparkly or dainty about them. Foster, his wife, and his mother Cara are tough cookies - you can tell by the way Cara reacts when she thinks the new employee Damian hired has insulted fairies. They will tear you limb from limb if you aren't careful around them! That's how they should be. ;)
I liked the gore. That makes me sound demented I suppose, but as someone who's a huge horror fan of both gory horror as well as psychological horror, I like to see the "monsters" get splattered. With all of the supernatural creatures running around wreaking havoc, Days Gone Bad couldn't be told as well without some gore - Damian and his friends are battling for their very lives. There are going to be casualties. Gory scenes are just satisfying, especially when a puppet master rogue vampire is after my Damian!
Days Gone Bad is packed with action, humor, and some bloody fun. I highly recommend this for readers who enjoyed the Sookie Stackhouse series, or even if you were disappointed by the series. Asher breathes new life into the urban fantasy genre, and I'm excited to see where the next installment takes us.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl.
(review of free book)
on March 03, 2014 :
This is one of the weirdest books I have ever read, very dark and bright at the same time. I have never heard of such things like necromancy, so it took me a while to understand the story. I really liked this book because is something you won't find in other stories.
I would have love the writer could've explained the main character a little bit, because I feel the story started with another book and this one was the first of the series.
The end should've given us something that could keep us with the story and not a happy ending, but I love the positivism in the story.
Btw I got a copy of this book through the author.
Going to read the second one. :)
Read it you won't regret it.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Nov. 08, 2013 :
I truly enjoyed this book. The characters made me laugh and get angry and surprised . Once i started the book , it was very hard to put down. A necromancer named Damian who owns a shop gets into situations that his family and friends help out . Evil is everywhere ! They have to find on who is behind it all. I give this book 5/5 stars! I cant wait to read the next book in the series.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)