Friday, August 12, 2011

Coyote's Creed

Title: Coyote's Creed
Author: Vaughn R. Demont
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-60928-538-8
Genre: {M/M} Fantasy, Series
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx  

Publication Date: 10-11-2011   

Spencer Crain day have gone from bad to worse. His honorary Uncle Rourke picks Spencer up at school to inform him of his father’s demise.  Everything Spencer believed about the world around him turns out to be an illusion, including his own heritage.  

Coyote's Creed is the first book in the Broken Mirrors Series.  The theme is elaborate con games.  The setting is imaginary cities imitating anywhere in America.  The humorous characters resemble those found in fables.  There are three main groups of tricksters; Phouka are Fae shape-shifters, with Rourke as King of the Phouka.  The Kitsune are Nipponese foxes and work in the Little Tokyo section of the city.  The last group is the Coyotes, who are considered to be lucky con artists. Spencer is already well acquainted with small cons; however learning he is half coyote is a real surprise for him.  The plot illustrates the continuing feud, which is more an agreement to disagree on who is the cleverest of the tricksters.   

Spencer wants no part in the feud but he is tricked into carrying out a prank that will gain a few bragging rights for the coyotes.  Regrettably, Spencer’s exploits endangers lives, including his own.  The plot is filled with descriptions of intricate card tricks, magic spells, suspense, lusty creatures as well as steamy intimacy.  Interwoven into the storyline is the main purpose of these tricksters mixed in with the human society, the answer is really quite simple in addition to making sense.

I found Vaughn R. Demont’s Coyote's Creed to be a wonderfully imaginative happy-for-now satire, along with being marvelously entertaining.

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