Current Reading Mood: Urban Fantasy
Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dark Time by Dakota Banks

Dark Time (Mortal Path, Book 1) Dark Time by Dakota Banks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
In the 17th century, a woman is burned as a witch. When she's saved by an ancient Sumerian demon, she sells him her soul and becomes the Black Ghost, his assassin. But Maliha Crayne hates her new life and, after centuries pass, she finds a way out: If she saves as many lives as she's taken, she'll be free. But if she fails, she will suffer the demon's torment ... forever.

My thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. This is book 1 in the Mortal Path series by Dakota Banks.
The beginning was pretty emotional, it drew me in. I really like how Banks writes. I was drawn in from the first few chapters. In the first 50 pages or so there was only brief conversations with others. She mostly talked of her life and back round. But it ended up working well for the book. I like how it goes from past to present ever few chapters to help you focus on what is happened in the present, and give you a better understanding of her life and the current characters in the story. About 100 paces before half way into the book was where I was hooked, from there on I couldn't put it down. It really has a great story and has interesting, well thought out characters. Banks shows us in her book that she is very well diverse in culture, history and religion. I love how she describes her fight scenes, I feel like I'm watching a movie because I can picture ever little detail.
As for the characters, I was impressed. She made a great back round for each personally and in both recent and past chapters she brings them into the story perfectly. Maliha Crayne is a cultural, sexy killing machine, but she is sick of the purpose her life has now and fights to change it. It's almost an impossible task but she'll die trying. She's over 300 years old(currently) and has struck another deal of her life, but it's harder than she thought. She fights many times and the action is great. I really like her character and cannot wait to read more of her in the future. I will be buying the second installment as soon as it hits the shelves. I recommend this book!

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