Aug 14, 2009

Review--The Path of Razors


London couldn't be farther from L.A., but stuntwoman turned vampire hunter Dawn Madison knows that her job hasn't changed: find the local vampire Underground and wipe it out. She and her team have located the vamps' lair at a private girls' school, and now they have the undead on the run.

But the vicious pack is starting to realize that its greatest threat may come from within its own ranks.

As unrest rocks the Underground, Dawn begins to fall prey to her own dark desires. Never the same since her one moment as a vampire, she finds her psychic powers--and her urge to hunt--growing.

But above- and belowground, the line between good and evil is once again blurring, leading to a confrontation between Dawn--who fears her humanity is slipping away--and a beautiful but deadly creature who basks in the suffering of her own kind...

Okay just finished Chris Marie Green's latest in the Vampire Babylon series, the second in the "second trilogy", and it was great! Green chooses to write in the third person so that we can get several p.o.v. on the different things going about. We see more of the new Underground vampires and the mysterious girls with their equally mysterious Masters; Wolfie and Mrs. Jones. There is in-depth info on those two that was just mind-blowing! This is definitely the strangest Underground ever, well at least compared to the Hollywood Underground, which is the only other we've seen.

For those who may not know this is the 5th Vampire Babylon book, but the second in the second trilogy. Books1-3 are a trilogy dealing with the Hollywood Underground and Books 4-6 deal with the London Underground. So that means the London Underground books come to their conclusion in the next book; Deep in the Woods, coming March 2 2010!

As I said this book goes into a lot of perspectives, even Eva for a chapter. There is also mentioning of a new enemy that is somehow linked to the London Underground, but there isn't much to know about them just yet, this book focused more on the "old" enemy that we already knew about. This new enemy is definitely strange. I really don't know what to make of "this enemy".

Green chooses to write in the third person, as I had said earlier, and it is a refreshing change. There is nothing wrong with the first person p.o.v. at all, but with how Green writes her third person, we get to see more of the characters, enemies included. It lets us get to know all the players. All the characters have their own story to tell, they all have backgrounds, some with dark secrets hiding in the background. Some more secrets come up for the characters, heroes and enemies alike, but none are looked into other than the surface glance.

Once again the book leaves you wondering where the characters are going to go next. The mini-battle was finished, but there is still THE battle to deal with next book, so some things are still left hanging in the air. Which is going to make the wait for March a little bit agonizing!

Remember Deep in the Woods, the third book in the London Underground trilogy and the 6th book in the Vampire Babylon series, comes out March 2 2010!

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