Unquiet Dead by Chris Pavesic Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles Mystery & Thrillers , Sci Fi & Fantasy Pub Date 05 Mar 2018
Unquiet Dead is not a novel. It is too short and the plot is too simplistic. It works better as a short story or novella. As long as you keep this in mind and ignore the loose ends and other annoying bits (the purposely misspelled words drove me a bit batty), Unquiet Dead isn’t a bad read.
Basically temples are being destroyed and people are being killed. There are reports of unkillable monsters (zombies) leaving few survivors. Catherine is tasked with uncovering whether the fae are behind the attacks.
Unquiet Dead is amateurish, but shows some promise. I wouldn’t buy it, but I probably would give Chris Pavesic another chance in future.
2 / 5
I received a copy of Unquiet Dead from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
From Chris Pavesic, the author of Starter Zone: The Revelation Chronicles, comes the first book in a new steampunk mystery series. When the Temples north of Chiaroscuro are burned and followers of the Sun Goddess are murdered, Catherine, a bard of the Ealdoth Temple, sets out to find those responsible and to bring them to justice. With only the help of a traveling group of minstrels and a retired fae investigator, Catherine must solve the mystery before more people are killed. So saddle up your clockwork mount, buckle on your electro-dagger, and join Catherine as she finds herself pitted against members of her own Temple, rogue members of the Seelie Court, and a seemingly unstoppable army of undead. In Chiaroscuro it’s important to keep the faith.