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 finale to the Tony Foster trilogy brings us back to demons, after the weird interlude of Smoke and Mirrors that was about ghosts.
Leah has the potential to be a big ole Mary Sue here: sexy, immortal, powerful; but she comes off as feisty and down-to-earth. We get some really ancient demon magic, as well as Tony learning more of how to be a wizard.
The plot itself is face-paced, but interspersed with a lot of introspective scenes about character development and u ...more
But let's see where we are first: Finally everyone on set knows that Tony is a wizard and it's pretty great. Tony himself got a promotion which takes him one tiny step closer to his dream of becoming a director. It's going pretty well, which obviously means something must happen. And this something is a sex ...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
He is assisted in this by a lovely young stunt woman who is some three or four thousand years old, having had a demon gate etched into her flesh.
This is a really good #3 in the series, though I would not recommend it at all to anyone who had not read the first two. For some rea ...more
The entire cast and crew of Darkest Night know what's going on this time around- ...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.
Raised, for the most part, in Kingston, Ontario. It was the late sixties, early to mid seventies. Enough s ...more