Top positive review
This book is an Urban Fantasy/Alternative History novel. It is a great read!
Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2018
This is the second book in the Daniel Blackland series by Greg Van Eekhout. This book is an Urban Fantasy/Alternative History novel. It is set in a world where California is no longer a part of the United States. California is divided into two Kingdoms, The Kingdom Of Northern California and The Kingdom of Southern California. Both Kingdoms are ruled by powerful mages whose magic derives from eating the bones of ancient magical animals. Magic can also be gained from eating the bones of other powerful mages. In this one Daniel has been on the run with Sam. Sam is a golem created from the essence of the late Hierarch of Southern California. Many powerful people are after them because the magic in Sam's bones would give them great power. Daniel and Sam learn that a Pacific Firedrake is being created by some of the unscrupulous mages of L.A. They decide they must put a stop to this because a Firedrake would be unstoppable and many people would be killed. With the help of former friends and some new friends they will make the attempt. This book is a very good read in a unique fantasy world. I recommend it.