Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Review - Blood Blade by Marcus Pelegrimas

Blood Blade
Skinners, Book 1
Marcus Pelegrimas
January 26, 2009
ISBN# 978-0-06-146305-1

Book blurb:
Welcome to the nightmare . . .

There is a world you don't know about, inhabited by supernatural creatures of darkness-vampires, werewolves, and all manner of savage, impossible beasts that live for terror and slaughter and blood. They are all around us but you cannot see them, for knowledge of their presence-so close and so hungry-would surely drive any ordinary human insane.

But for centuries a special breed of hunter has kept the monsters at bay, preventing them from breaking through the increasingly fragile barriers protecting our mortal realm.These guardians are called skinners.

But beware . . . for there are very few of them left.

My thoughts:
The closest Cole Warnecki comes to excitement in his life is at the controls of the video games he designs. In need of some time off, he accepts an invitation on a hunting trip, thinking that this vacation will get his creativity flowing and help him work out some bugs in his current project. What he finds soon after his group reaches the lodge is that nothing could have prepared him for what came next, but Cole manages to survive.

Granting a dying man’s last wishes, Cole meets up with Paige, a Skinner in Chicago. She’s among the few who are brave or crazy enough to guard the human race against the supernatural creatures most know nothing about. Now Cole will have to decide where his future lies.

This is the first installment in the Skinners series. Mr. Pelegrimas snares the reader’s attention early on with this intriguing story, and provides a steady stream of action at every turn. Blood Blade is vividly detailed, making it impossible not to be swept up in the fight. In the midst of death and destruction there is a softer side that should please romance fans and leave them eager for more of in the next Skinners release.

To learn more about Blood Blade, please visit the website of Mr. Pelegrimas: HERE

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Wendy said...

Ooooh, I've got to read this book!

Kimberly Swan said...

I think I cringed and smiled in equal parts. Can't wait for the next one, hope you get a chance to check it out! :)

Anonymous said...

Im not much of a reader but im starting to get into it, im craving to read, and this book sounds like a great thing to do especially since its the 1st of a series so i wont have any catching up to do :D.

Kimberly Swan said...

I hope it will get you hooked on reading! The second book, Howling Legion, is due out in October. :)