10 January 2010

UNDERGROUND: 3rd in Greywalker Series - Kat Richardson, narr Mia Barron

From the back of the BOCD: The third book in Kat Richardson's best-selling Greywalker series, UNDERGROUND features heroine Harper Blaine, a private investigator who walks the shadowy line between the living and the dead.
It's winter in Seattle, and the homeless on Pioneer Square are being found dead and mutilated. Rumors abound that they're rising as zombies to stalk the Underground--the city buried beneath modern-day Seattle. When Harper's friend Quinton suspects he might be blamed for the killings, Harper agrees to help him locate the real source. Using the city's past as a guide, they soon trace a path back to an ancient killer--a horror even Seattle's dangerous vampires rightly fear.
Through her richly imagined world enhanced with historical detail, Richardson provides a unique experience that willhave fans clamoring for more Harper Blaine. Mia Barron provides a razor-sharp narration that only magnifies this harrowing dose of urban fantasy.
This is one of my favorite series, especially in the urban fantasy genre. I loved learning more about Quinton, a character the reader meets in the first book of the series and gets to know a little bit about to be supremely intrigued (I know I was). I was pleased to see a lot more of Quinton this time around and a lot less of Will, the boyfriend in book one and two.
Richardson uses folklore to create the monster that is attacking Seattle's homeless and what a monster it is. Freaked me right the hell out, but Lady K thought it was scary with a funny name. She named it Sissy-Doodle and that is the name that has stuck in my cranium (sorry Kat). Helped to take the ick out of the attacker's leftovers.
Zombies, vampires, ghosts, all that good stuff makes for a superb outing in this one, my favorite in the series so far.
Five ancient monsters named Sissy-Doodle beans......


Kat Richardson said...

Well, that makes me laugh, so I don't mind at all.

"Sissy-Doodle" it is!

Vickie said...

Kat: *whew* & *grin*

Imzadi Dragonfly said...

Sissy-Doodle sounds much better than how my head was pronouncing it.

I've often wondered what Lady K thought of some of the books you listend too in the car.

Vickie said...

Jenna: Lady K only listens every once in a while. She LOVES vampire stories, so if one is on, she'll ask to listen to it instead of watching her DVDs.

Anonymous said...

I got away from this series...I really need to get back!

Vickie said...

J Kaye: It's definitely worth your time!