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Kill the Dead by Richard Kadrey
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Sep 01, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: angels, demons, urban-fantasy, witches-and-magic
Read from September 01 to 12, 2012

I enjoyed this book. Its one of those books (and series so far) that I'm not always sure why I like it, but every page I turn draws me in more and more. Part of it is the originality of the main character. Stark is still a slightly selfish, slightly apathetic, kick-ass character who would do anything for his friends. He'll work with angels or devils--whoever pays.
Some of the other parts that drew me in where the continued uniqueness to Lucifer. He isn't portrayed as evil. In fact, he feels as if someone must rule Hell to give it order. He is definitely highly intelligent and scheming, but you get a fallen angel feel from him instead of the prince of darkness. I also enjoyed Stark and Kasibian's relationship and hope it continues to grow in future books.
Every once and awhile I'm pulled out from the story though with a scene that seems out of place and unnecessary. The entire scene where Stark descends into the realm of the dead was built up so much and then he basically found out nothing of importance there. Meeting up with the Savant was likewise disappointing although it saved Bridgette (which was important).
Overall, can't wait to continue reading this truly unique series.

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