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The cop: Donal Riordan, undead, imprisoned in a coffin below ground. The city: Tristopolis, gothamesque and baroque, its unchanging sky deep purple, its elevators propelled by indentured wraiths, its power produced by necroflux reactors, fuelled by the bones of the dead. When powerful conspiracies threaten Tristopolis from the far side of the world, can a freed Donal find ...more
Kindle Edition, 522 pages
Published July 23rd 2018 by Nulapeiron Press
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A fitting end to a series started quite a while ago. When Bone Song came out I was quite taken with the world he made with its treatment of magic as technology in a modern world setting where power is derived from extracting power from the dead and airplanes are powered by wraiths. These examples of a city with skyscrapers, zombie citizens, demon motorcycles, and wraith elevators give a picture of what Harry Potter might have been if not frozen in time. The original police procedural has by the ...more
I was really pleased to see that there was another opportunity to visit the weirdly wonderful world of Tristopolis and this was very enjoyable. While more action focused than the previous books it is still an intriguing re-imagining of the undead and magic users against the backdrop of a detective story. There was a small moment of 'jumping the shark' (literally!) that I found a tad irritating but, as per the title, this is likely the last book in the series so the best had come already. That ...more