Saturday, August 19, 2017
Fish and Ghosts by Rhys Ford
Hellsinger Series - Book 1
I can always count on Rhys to give me a good read and this time was no different. This is one of her earlier books and it shows some in the writing. To me it's fascinating to watch an author's progress at improving their craft, but I have to admit that I'm thrilled that Rhys has gotten over the need to use epithets in her writing. If I had read the words "the blond" one more time, I think I might have screamed! *LOL* We know... we KNOW that Travis has blond hair, for heaven's sake! And you know, most readers are smart enough to discern the differences between the two 'he's' in the story. So, being as that's a pet peeve of mine, it did kind of impede me enjoyment of the story.
For my money, I could have done with sexytimes scenes being of shorter length (I mean.. almost 2 chapters long at one point? And long chapters?) and a bit more meat to the paranormal aspects of the story. I found that I wanted to know more about the personalities and characters of Travis and Wolf other than that they set each other on fire. :)
It's an interesting world that Rhys has set up and I'm looking forward to reading more about it in the second book which I also have in the TBR. I hope we get to learn more about Wolf's family and childhood and then more about Tristan's childhood as well. Oh! And I really like the new covers on these books. Far better than the generic men people that tend to populate a lot of the m/m book covers.