Monday, May 6, 2013

Review: Mercury Swings

Mercury Swings
Mercury Swings by Robert Kroese

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Humorous Urban Fantasy
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Those who enjoy the series, have read at least one of the previous books

My Thoughts: If you haven't been introduced to Mercury yet, probably best to start with either Mercury Begins or Mercury Falls. If you aren't familiar with Mercury, or with the author's style, this little story will just seem silly to you. However, once you have met Mercury, you can best enjoy this fun little novella featuring one of his first jobs. I enjoyed it a lot, and am really looking forward to moving on into the upcoming novels. Watch for my review this coming weekend!

Series Information: Mercury Swings is the second of two prequels to the Mercury series.
Prequel One: Mercury Begins, review linked here where formatting allowed
Book 1: Mercury Falls, read in September 2010, review linked here where formatting allowed
Book 2: Mercury Rises, to be read soon
Book 3: Mercury Rests, to be read soon.

Disclosure: I picked up this novella when it was on free promotion on Amazon. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: In Mercury Falls, jaded religion reporter Christine Temetri and Mercury, a renegade angel, thwarted two diabolical plots to destroy the world. In Mercury Rises, they team up once again to battle Horace Finch, a crazed billionaire who plans to uncover the deepest secrets of the Universe—and likely annihilate it in the process.

But how did Mercury did mixed up with all this stuff in the first place?

Travel back in time to ancient Mesopotamia, where Mercury is on one of his very first assignments for the Apocalypse Bureau. His mission: to prevent the the jazz age from arriving 3800 years too early. Aided or impeded by such colorful characters as a funky, weed-smoking bouncer; Enoch, the precocious sax player; and a goat named Taco; Mercury must make it out of an anachronistic watering hole unscathed. Will Mercury manage to extract Enoch via an interplanar portal and beat it back to Babylon before humankind evolves Bronze Age flappers? And will he ever get the hang of transmogrification? Find out in Mercury Swings!

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