Thursday, December 1, 2011

Switchblade Goddess-Lucy A. Snyder

Switchblade Goddess

Lucy A. Snyder

Del Rey, Dec 27 2011, $7.99

ISBN: 9780345512116

Miko the Switchblade Goddess takes immense pleasure in trapping and sexually torturing the innocent souls. Jessie Shimmer the mage, who went to hell to rescue her beloved Cooper Marron (see Spellbent), liberates the townsfolk of Cuchillo from Miko.

However, the deranged demigoddess still holds captive the souls of this town. Jessie knows she must confront the psychopath, but her familiar Palimpst of the eight legs is acting monstrous so does not appear to have her back. She also is not up to her top game suffering from PTSD as she is mentally exhausted. Even more difficult is she must face Miko alone as Cooper and his brother Wizard are tied in knots.

The latest Spellbent urban fantasy (see Shotgun Sorceress) is an extremely dark psychological thriller in which Miko is a master of torturing the soul, the mind and the body as the ultimate dominatrix who gets people to beg her to harm them. Jessie knows she is emotionally bone weary but feels obligated to confront the lunatic. Fans will look forward to their High Noon to the death battle as the book opens with Jessie and Cooper prisoners of the switchblade queen.

Harriet Klausner

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