22 November 2009

VICIOUS CIRCLE: Felix Castor series #2 - Mike Carey

From the back of the book: In the tradition of megaselling authors Jim Butcher and Neil Gaiman, celebrated comics creator Mike Carey presents a thrilling new novel in his series featuring ghosts, ghouls, and the luckless bastard who hunts them.
Felix Castor has reluctantly returned to exorcism after a successful case convinces him that he can do some good with his abilities---"good" being a relative term when dealing with the undead. But his friend Rafi is still possessed, the succubus Juliet still technically has a contract on him, and he's still dirt poor. Doing some consulting for the local cops helps pay the bills, but Castor needs a big private job to fill the hole in his bank account. That's what he needs. What he gets is a seemingly insignificant "missing ghost" case that inexorably drags him and his loved ones into the middle of a horrific plot to raise one of hell's fiercest demons. When satanists, stolen spirits, sacrifice farms, and haunted churches all appear on the same police report, the name Felix Castor can't be too far behind....
This is one of my favorite series to read and I've only read the first two of the five or six Mike Carey has written. They are hewgah books to read, this one is 549 pages, so the first two have been my bedside books...which means some pretty interesting dreams once I close the book for the night.
Felix is a tough in mind and fortitude if not tough in body. He pushes himself through every day, every minute, even after taking a beating from various entities like loup-garous, succubi, ghosts, other exorcists even. I highly admire this in him as well as how much he cares for his friends and clients, which is generally what causes him to keep on keepin' on.

Five keep on ghost truckin' beans.....


Becky LeJeune said...

Awesome, Vicki! I haven't read this one yet but I did really enjoy the first in the series.

Vickie said...

Becky: You should get to this one when you the chance. It's a super read.