Smoke and Ashes (Tony Foster #3)
Okay, I never made a speedboat analogy for plots before but I quite like it.
It's fun and charming, like all her writing, but I do keep wanting more depth in the cha...more
There was a bunch of sex involving magic and demons-- I found these passages yawn worthy. The sexual hinting in her older work 'The Fire St...more
The entire cast and crew of Darkest Night know what's going on this time around-...more
In Smoke and Ashes, Tony Foster is still working on the crew of a syndicated television show about a vampire detective, though he's managed to claw his way a little further up the ladder of success. Alongside this, he's trying to figure out how to build on his magic...more
Tony has been promoted at work he's now a sort of assistant director in training. Which means, he does almost exactly what he used to do. *g*
During the course of this book Tony goes from partially to mostly out of the closet with his co-workers. Not being gay, being a wizard. *g*
The big bad of the book is a demon whose handmaiden is immortal du...more
The characters were their usual great selves. I enjoy the show, the chatter between the various members of the crew, the relationship between Tony and Lee, even the two constables who keep showing up. I wasn't so enamored with the story of Leah(view spoiler)[, who's possesse...more
I didn't like Leah and felt she didn't add anything to the book other than sex - which didn't fit at all.
(view spoiler)[And how cool is it to seduce people with your powers without their consent, not very cool. I don't understand how Tony can like Lee, but still be involved with Henry and then Leah. (hide spoiler)]
The whole book is just one big 'plot what...more
This third novel in Tanya Huff's action-packed series features Tony Foster and the crew of "Darkest Night," a TV series about a vampire detective. This time they find themselves facing another supernatural menace, a Demonic Convergence. Tony-with the help of vampire Henry Fitzroy and Leah, a stuntwoman who is the last surviving priestess of a sex demon, plus a tabloid reporter and a Canadian Mountie-must keep the key to the convergence alive to prevent a demonic invasion so large scale t
I want more Tony. Please, Tanya, give us more Tony.
This is the least compelling of the three "Smoke" books, but the "Smoke" trilogy overall is a great read (and re-read), and always draws me back much more quickly than the "Blood" books. Almost a guilty pleasure.
I'm going with just okay on this one. Tony, for all his gay street walking past, isn't a terribly original character (Henry still steals the show). His love life or lack of it somewhat painful. The Demongate character was interesting. Good use of tv studio space and workers.
Raised, for the most part, in Kingston, Ontario. It was the late sixties, early to mid seventies. Enough s...more