08 November 2011


From the back of the book: To save her sister, she must stop a silent killer......

Protecting Atlanta from the off-world criminals of Underground is tough enough, but now Detective Charlie Madigan and her siren partner, Hank, learn that the addicts of the off-world drug 'ash' have begun taking their own lives. 'Ash' makes humans the perfect vessels for possession, and something or someone is leading them to their deaths. Charlie is desperate to save her addicted sister, Bryn, from a similar fate. As New Year's Eve approaches and time runs out, Charlie makes a deadly bargain with an ancient race of beings and embarks on a dangerous journey into hellish Charbydon with Hank and the Revenant Rex to save Bryn and make it back before it's too late. Only, for one of them, coming home means facing a fate worse than death....
This is one of my favorite UF series. It has grit, action, chemistry between the characters, fae world, Hell and Heaven creatures, just about everything for the perfect story.

THE HOUR OF DUST AND ASHES had me claustrophobic, tense, happy, sad, a super mix of emotions that had me turning the pages in the need to find out what was going to happen next with Kelly Gay's excellent pacing.

I know the story was mostly about Bryn's addiciton to 'ash', the off-world drug, and Charlie trying to get her off of the drug and keeping her safe, but the fascinating aspect of the book for me was learning more about Hank, Charlie's partner. He's always been easy-going, hottie, funny and action-oriented in the first two books and the reader gets more of Hank's background and it is fascinating. And now I can't wait to read book four in the series, whenever it comes out.

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Five c'mon Kelly write faster please beans.....


Aurian said...

Another series I still have to start, but I really want to.

Imzadi Dragonfly said...

I still need to start this one too.

Purse Book. Can I recommend BLACK BLADE BLUES? Do you select TPB for your purse?

Vickie said...

Aurian: It is such a good series!! Each book is superb.

Jenna: I do put TPB size in my's a Mom Bag and can hold many many....many things.
I am on book buying hiatus for now, though...will add this one to the WWBL.

Imzadi Dragonfly said...

Vickie: I suggested it because I thought it was one I sent to you. It might even be signed. If I'm remembering write.

I'm not on a complete book buying hiatus but I have slowed down. I'm trying to behave.