Axle and Bird are back from the dead. No longer merely human, they must now work to further the oohaate-the spirit path. Whether they will like what they find at the journey's end remains to be seen, but for now, there's no turning back. An explosion at Windslow Mine has set things in motion. The forest is crawling with snakes, driven from their nests by underground fires....more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published September 7th 2010 by Fantasist Enterprises
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It’s taken a while to sort out this reviewer’s thoughts regarding Vipers, the beautifully written sequel to Veins, by Lawrence C. Connolly. The first book’s driving intensity carries through but wanes a bit; Veins held this reader mesmerized all night, but Vipers provides a few pause points for sleep. But Vipers definitely has more creep factor than its predecessor, taking it well out of the borderline urban fantasy genre and solidly into horror. It’s as good a read, only different.
Vipers began where the previous book, Veins had ended. The explosion at the Windslow Mine had been the catalyst, for reshaping the destiny of the world. Perhaps, even setting events in motion, that would end with an apocolyptic event. Axel and Bird had return from the dead, transformed into something other than human. Their mission was to guide destiny along the spirit path of the oohaate. But, things are not always one sided. There were other forces at work, with thier own paths to follow and t...more