Sorrow's Edge more humorous than horrifying
The Marker Chronicles
by Danielle DeVor
City Owl Press
Horror, Sci Fi & Fantasy
Pub date 11 October 2016
Sorrow’s Edge wasn’t what I expected, but it was fun to read.
Don’t be put off by the horror label, Sorrow’s Edge is far from scary. It is more of an urban fantasy featuring an exorcist, a witch and a disembodied spirit. Jimmie Holiday’s wry, sometimes sarcastic humor brought grins, while the cringe worthy antics of the possessed fell more into the obnoxious rather than chilling category. The central characters were fun to observe. Jimmie and Tabby work well together and their somewhat bumpy relationship was cute and believable. I also liked the showmanship of Jimmie’s ancestor Doc Holiday. Lucy, the spirit accompanying Jimmie and Tabby, is compelling in her own right, at once a child and something more.
On the whole, Sorrow’s Edge is a reasonably entertaining short novel - not exceptional but promising. I am definitely willing to read the next installment before passing final judgement on the series.
I received a copy of Sorrow’s Edge from the publisher and netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
Uncovering The Truth…Will Take An Exorcist
Jimmy Holiday, defrocked priest turned exorcist, is trying to get his life in order. With his on-again off-again witchy girlfriend moving in, the spirit of the little girl from his last exorcism hanging around, and a secret organization of exorcists hounding him, Jimmy equals stressed.
When a stranger calls in the middle of the night asking for help with a possession, Jimmy is about to land in a mess of trouble. Especially since the man on the phone claims to have gotten his number from Jimmy’s old mentor. Too bad his mentor has been dead for years.
After a mysterious silver flask arrives at his doorstep, Jimmy is left with two options: either ignore the newest enigma the universe has tossed him, or listen to Lucy and travel to Arizona to solve the mystery before all hell breaks loose…again.