He wields Hell's power. She has a dragon's voice.
Lonnie is a drug runner for the infamous Eighth Street Gang when he gets an urgent phone call to back up his crew after trouble follows them home from a drug deal gone bad.
During the ensuing firefight, Lonnie sees some things he wishes he hadn’t, including the gang’s leader, Selix, channeling her powers from a place called the Fade by getting high and dancing. Memories unravel inside Lonnie’s iced mind. Memories of dragons and fiends and fire-swept otherworlds. Memories Selix controls with a simple touch.
But what is real and what is not?
In the strange and violent world of Galefire, Lonnie comes to realize not everything is as it seems, including his own identity. But will Lonnie and Selix reconcile the past before they are caught by those who seek to drag them home in chains?
THE GALEFIRE SERIES
Galefire I : Fade Rippers
Galefire II : Holy Avengers (4/14/2017)
Galefire III : Tether War
Galefire is an adult urban fantasy series that will appeal to lovers of the occult, horror, supernatural forces, demons, angels, vampires, paranormal romance, and, of course, fire.
~ My Review ~
This book had magic, and mystery, and action, and I'm satisfied with how it ended. That being said, it's not my cup of tea and had to force myself to read this dark and twisted story. Lonnie keeps having visions and I was so lost in the back and forth. Was he high during the entire time? Was he finally coming down from his fix? It was too in your face and detailed. I told my husband that this was literally "Dresden on crack." Soo, if you happen to like that sort of thing, this book has it all. Intrigue, power, lust, revenge.....all to Hell and back.
I'm giving this read 3 stars, in part because it's not the type of book I'm used to. It's dark and horrific and bloody. But Kenny Soward did a phenomenal job with details and there were twists I didn't see coming.
***I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I am not required to write a positive one. These thoughts and opinions are my own.***
About the Author
Kenny Soward grew up in Kentucky in a small suburb just south of Cincinnati, Ohio, listening to hard rock and playing outdoors. In those quiet 1970's streets, he jumped bikes, played Nerf football, and acquired many a childhood scar.
Kenny's love for books flourished early, a habit passed down to him by his uncles. He burned through his grade school library, reading Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, C.S. Lewis, and Tolkien. He spent quite a few days in detention for reading in class.
In later years, Kenny took inspiration from fantasy writers such as China Mieville, Poppy Z. Brite, and Caitlin R. Kiernan.
The transition to author was a natural one for Kenny. His sixth grade teacher encouraged him to start a journal, and he later began jotting down pieces of stories, mostly the outcomes of D&D gaming sessions. If you enjoy urban and dark fantasy, paranormal and horror, with brooding, broken characters and fast paced action, you can visit Kenny at www.kennysoward.com.
Kenny's latest release is Galefire I : Fade Rippers.
Book Club Pick for August:
Leila's 2018 Challenge
I use Goodread's rating scale
1 star – didn’t like it
2 stars – it was OK
3 stars – liked it
4 stars – really liked it
5 stars – it was so amazing, it's on my reread pile!