Monday, November 5, 2012
Review: The Arbiter and the Mummy's Curse
The Arbiter and the Mummy's Curse by Nancy M. Griffis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Disclosure: I edited this story. I do not receive any remuneration based upon sales.
Genre: Urban Fantasy short story
Reading Level: 18+
Recommended for: Fans of urban fantasy, especially with strong women characters
Synopsis: Welcome to The Shadowedge of San Francisco, a reality that stands alongside the human plane, but only accessed by those with magical power. It holds vampires, fae, witches, weres of all kind, and more; some good, some evil.
The Arbiter is always neutral and human, an outsider whose power forces Others to tell the truth. Cecily Madden has only been Arbiter for three years, but she's one of the strongest in centuries. No one knows why, but she'll use that power to keep order and protect the innocent.
When Others turn up mummified, Cecily pokes her nose where it doesn't belong just like she always does. If she doesn't stop the killer, the truce between races will end in bloodshed and that's not good for anyone, least of all humans.
My Thoughts: A fast-paced and highly enjoyable story, this is the first in a planned series of shorts featuring Cecily, the Arbiter, and her adventures on the Shadowedge in San Francisco. I'm very much looking forward to them. The story features witches, fae, vampires, shifters of all kinds and is a must-read for fans of urban fantasy and paranormal stories in general. It's currently free, for a limited time, on Smashwords, so go get a copy!
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