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Demon Bound by Caitlin Kittredge
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Aug 28, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, urban
Read in August, 2011

Second in the Black London dark, dark fantasy series revolving around Pete Caldecott, former police inspector, and Jack Winter, crow-mage.

My Take
I really enjoy this series in spite of Jack's drug use…okay, I'm a prig…I love that Pete has forced Jack to kick the heroin habit, and that Jack truly is grateful for her support.

The two of them have such an adversarial relationship, and Kittredge has the jargon down so well — it sounds so real!

In this story, their brief sojourn in the country is quite funny with all the city amenities they moan about missing.

The Story
It seems that Pete and Jack have formed a paranormal investigative agency when we drop in on one of their cases where they have been booked to find out if the will Mummy and Daddy wrote up is the right one.

Seems the kids have been disinherited, and they're not happy. Which is rather too bad, as the case itself is way below Jack Winter's standards, and he doesn't hesitate to let everyone know.

The next case they investigate is much more interesting, since it's a preview of Jack's coming death-by-demon.

The Characters
Pete Caldecott first met Jack almost 13 years ago when he was dating her sister, and Jack enticed her to follow him to a crypt to see a bit of magic. A trip that backfired in so very many ways.

Jack Winter is a crow-mage who used to front for the Poor Dead Bastards — almost 13 years ago — before the events in the crypt.

The Cover and Title
The cover demonstrates that whoever designed it didn't read the book. Some git gave the artist a general description of Jack and whoever the woman is and this is what came up. The title, Demon Bound, is way too accurate, for Jack is indeed about to give it all up to a demon.
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