Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Community Service

Author: Vaughn R. Demont
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-61921-448-4
Genre: {M/M} Urban Fantasy Series
Rating: 3 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Release date May 7, 2013

James Black is a young man fleeing an abusive lover, is recued from death and decreed by fate to be the next sorcerer. His old life is erased from existence and his new life is indebted to the powerful god of the underworld. Spencer Crain is a coyote trickster, along with being James’s friend. James is given an assignment to find an escaped evil spirit, as well as return him to Hades.

Community Service is the third book in the Broken Mirrors series. James was sentenced by Hades to two hundred hours of community service for breaking into a secure facility and ending the world; this is James’s first assignment. Spencer and other friends fail at pulling off a con involving a rich vampire, leaving Spencer completely broke, forcing him to seek food and shelter from James. The plot meanders between chapters by characters, which made it somewhat difficult to follow. The mention of the game Dungeons & Dragons is perhaps the key to the storyline, however, I am not familiar with the game and failed to comprehend the story’s entire concept.

Overall, Community Service is an illustration of the character’s depressing existence intermittent with periods of bittersweet memories. Nevertheless some readers may find this story enjoyable. 

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