Review – The Road to Helltown (Preternatural Affairs #9) by SM Reine @smreine

Book & Author Details:
The Road to Helltown (Preternatural Affairs #9) by SM Reine
Published by: Red Iris Books
Publication date: 22nd October 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Supernatural, Suspense


Helltown.jpgMy name’s Cèsar Hawke, and the people in my life are filled with good intentions.

We all know where that ends up.

A fissure to Hell has ripped from Las Vegas to Los Angeles and now half the City of Dis is in my hometown. Helltown’s hotter than ever. Demon dynasties are on the rise. Nightmares are out to get me.

Staying alive means forgiving people I’ve kicked out of my life, it means getting vicious with magic, and yeah, it means I’m dealing with dead bodies. Lots of them.

I’m Cèsar Hawke. I used to be an agent with the Office of Preternatural Affairs. And this is how the world ends.


All good things come to an end, and this is also the case with the Preternatural Affairs series.

If, as I have, you’ve been reading the Dana Macintyre stories you may have been wondering what happened to Cèsar since Bitter Thirst and, you know, the whole end of the world bit to get to where he did after Genesis.

The answer dear reader is to be found within the pages of this book.  Mostly.

The way this story is told is with a bit of a twist.  And in the context of this story, it really works.  Yes.  There are demons and general bad guys to deal with.  And that adds the colourful underlying narrative.  But this is really about love, loyalty and family.  And then lengths that one will go to to protect said family.

I’m sad to see the end of this series.  But I am thrilled that it hasn’t just fizzled out.  Not that Ms Reine has done that with any of her series.  But Cèsar has always been the little bit of light relief.  The hero that wasn’t always perfectly across everything.  His flaws made him more relatable.  I, for one, will miss him.  But what a way to go.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.



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About the author

smreineHi everyone! My name is Sara, and I write urban fantasy and paranormal novels as SM Reine. I collect swords, cat hair, and typewriters (which I do use for writing!). It’s a good day when those three things have nothing to do with each other.

If you would like to know the instant my next book is available, you should enlist in my Army of Evil! We have a wicked cool secret handshake, but you’ll have to sign up to learn it. 😉 Check it out — Army of Evil

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