*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!
Fans of Books 1-6 in Clara Coulson's City of Crows Series. Anyone who likes action-packed urban fantasy, supernatural creatures, a hilariously snarky but also realistic and compassionate protag, and touching friendships/team dynamics.
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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.
LGBT+ Rep: Bisexual (Main Character)
Disability Rep: Mental Illness, Panic Attacks, PTSD
POC Rep: Hispanic/Latinx, Mexican, POC
Non-Human Type: Angels/Nephilim, Vampires, Witches
Relationships/Sex: M/M Established Relationship, No Explicit Sex, No Romance
Extra Love: Favorite Book/Series, Favorite Male Character