Hand of Chaos – Blog Tour!
Synopsis: Exhausted, cynical, and confused, Anna is always there to report for duty. She’s part of a clandestine government team that defends the nation against supernatural terrorism—a job that understandably leaves her life in shambles and drives her to drink a little more than she should. Toss in a fear of intimacy with a desire to have friends and lovers like a normal person and, well, Anna is a troubled soul wrapped in a special agent with arcane, magical powers. Waking up hungover at five-thirty in the morning with a zombie-infested apartment building in the heart of DC to deal with, she’s knows she’s got the makings of the worst morning possible.
Grade: B+ (four stars)
This was a great book. I love zombies, which should be no surprise to anyone, so seeing them mentioned in the blurb grabbed me. But I got more then just a zombie novel here. We’ve got a great MIB like story. I really enjoy stories that pull me in and avoid most of the stereotypical motives we all know today. I loved how the author weaved history around and made it fit her story. Defending the public from supernatural forces. Very Hellboy or RIPD. Interesting twist and it’s pulled off well be a very strong storyteller. That’s the key. New stories need to be created but unless you really have the skill to follow through then there’s nothing that will be gained from it but it seems Hamlet has those skills. I was really interested in the story from blurb to ending. Anna was a good character and though we don’t get a feeling for too many of the other characters like we do with Anna, I still enjoyed it. I thought the flow was smooth, face paced and exciting. I am excited it see more from this author. Happy to have original people out there writing quality work!
J. Hamlet: Everyone needs a hobby. I chose writing. Not one of the easier ones. I chose it at the tender age of 14, churning out terrible science fiction novels that heaped on the cliches and barely hidden tropes of all space operas. Thankfully, those creations reside in the prison of an old Commodore 64 hard drive and several 3.5″ disks (kids, ask your parents) in a landfill somewhere. And, let me be clear, the world is better for it. Along the way, I kept writing. Through college. Through grad school. Through the beginning of my career, such as it is. I like to believe I picked up skills. I write genre novels that have characters brimming with personal problems, professional problems, and sexuality. Sure, novels that do this exist. I’m not trying to say they don’t, I just think too few of them are out there and I intend to do my personal best to increase their numbers.
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