Book Review: Dawn Slayer (City of Crows Book 7) by Clara Coulson

 
 
Due to the events of the last book, Cal is headed to Omsk to meet with Cooper, but a snowstorm causes him to get stuck in Moscow where he finds himself in the middle of yet another supernatural mess. He teams up with Lucian and Foley to take down a new group of baddies, hopefully before they can wreak havoc on the world.

Book Review: Dawn Slayer (City of Crows Book 7) by Clara Coulson | urban fantasy
Title: Dawn Slayer
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*I received an ecopy of this book from the author. This has not influenced my review.*

This was another gripping, action-packed book full of pure urban fantasy goodness! And when I say action-packed, I do mean action-packed. But sometimes a good fast-paced book with an inordinate amount of explosions is just what you need ;-)

Poor Cal. The man can never catch a break. This time he was on his way to Omsk, still reeling from the events of the last book, when his trip got waylayed in Moscow due to a snowstorm. And of course he ended up embroiled in more supernatural trouble. So there was none of the usual DSI team this time, and still no Cooper, but Cal thankfully did get help from his unexpected allies, the vampires! That’s right, Lucian and Foley are back, and I was glad for that because I didn’t want to see Cal having to deal with everyone entirely on his own. Plus, I just like Lucian and Foley, despite Cal’s history with Lucian. Another favorite character of mine in the series also showed up for a brief moment. And of course Cal himself was great, as he always is. Struggling emotionally, but still kicking butt and trying to keep the world safe.

Even more exciting was that Cal’s father was finally revealed! I won’t say anything more than that though, because spoilers. It’s nice to finally have that answer though.

Anyway, this was another great book in the series. I’m attached to these characters, the plot keeps building up with each book, mysteries are being revealed, and I want to know what’s going to happen next!

 
 
Book Blurb

No matter where Cal Kinsey goes, danger always follows.

After being kicked out of his hometown by a hitman wizard with a strong vendetta, Calvin Kinsey is on his own for the first time in years. Without his job at DSI, he no longer has any legal protections to shield him from the wrath of his many supernatural enemies. And to make matters worse, he can’t even speak to any of his friends without breaking the magic oath branded onto his arm. There is, however, one exception: Cooper Lee.

But when Cal’s plans to meet up with the long-absent Cooper get sidetracked by an unexpected blizzard, he’s thrust into the middle of a developing struggle in the snowy heart of Moscow. The Black Knights have smuggled a dangerous magic artifact into the city on behalf of their mysterious benefactors, and those benefactors will do anything to obtain this artifact—even if it means burning the entire city to the ground.

Teaming up with new acquaintances and old thorns in his side, Cal must navigate a perilous situation that pits him against the two types of people he fears fighting the most: those whose power he cannot overcome and those he once called allies.

Dawn Slayer is the seventh book in the action-packed City of Crows urban fantasy series.

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  1. Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy

    Its great that after 7 books this is still strong. Also I’m impressed that you’re still reading it! I often get bored or completely forget about continuing with a series and then suddenly it’s on book 13 and I’m like, what happened??!

    1. Kristen Burns

      It is great to find a series that continues to keep you invested after so many books! Luckily I don’t have to keep track of this series since I’m on the review team and get emails that tell me when the next book is coming out, haha.

  2. Greg

    Ooh urban fantasy in Moscow! And snow! I don’t know that I’ve read any UF set in a snowstorm, but it sounds great.

    “inordinate amount of explosions” :)

  3. Lily

    glad you are enjoying this one so much :D and it does sound like the world and plot building is just getting better and better, I’m always for it.

  4. Olivia Roach

    Okay, it just ate my comment. So I will do it again xD I said that I really love books filled with action as sometimes it’s nice to mix it up as I’m mostly a character driven reader. I also said poor Cal. I feel like I have some idea of all the struggles he goes through just from your previous reviews of the previous books :P And yay for a plot reveal!

    1. Kristen Burns

      Oh no, I hate when that happens! I’m mostly character-driven too, but this series has tons of action plus one of my favorite main characters :-) And action-packed books are super gripping, which is what I need sometimes. Oh yes, Cal is always going through some shit lol.