Review – Spellsmoke (A Fistful of Daggers #2) by SM Reine @smreine

Book & Author Details:
Spellsmoke (A Fistful of Daggers #2) by SM Reine
Published by: Red Iris Books
Publication date: 25th July 2018
Genres: Paranormal, Supernatural, Suspense

SpellsmokeIt’s not much of a life, taking bounty hunts on vampires. But as a disgraced former deputy, Lincoln Marshall’s not exactly knee-deep in job offers, and airplane tickets are expensive after the apocalypse. His dying father is all the way across the country in Northgate. It’s Lincoln’s last chance to see him, and he’ll do whatever it takes to get there – even though the werewolf pack in Northgate is still out for his blood.

Sophie Keyes, the one and only Historian, needs Lincoln’s help. She fears the gods may be out to kill her. So Lincoln drags her back home despite his better instincts – only to learn that home’s not exactly safer than Reno. Some preternatural monster is killing hospice patients in Northgate.

Sheriff Noah Adair is convinced the killers are werewolves. The werewolves are convinced Lincoln Marshall is the killer. And Lincoln thought surviving the post-apocalypse had been bad enough before all this crap.

Book 2 of the A Fistful of Daggers series.


Oooh there are some familiar faces in this one and that serves to remind me how character driven the author’s stories are.

Yes, they have complex and far reaching plot arcs which make my brain hurt to follow sometimes. But at their core, it’s the characters who drive it.

That is never more apparent than in this book. The protagonists are so very different, such that I’m still not sure I like Lincoln. And yet I can’t help but root for him. And Sophie is just a joy. The naivety of an obscenely knowledgeable child in a woman’s body.

That, coupled with an explanation of things that I can’t elaborate on for fear of spoilers make this a winner in my book.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book



purchase links

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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

author links

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