Pure Blood: Nocturne City #2
RRP $22.99 August 2010
Gollancz Paperback (198 x 129)
In the shadows of Nocturne City, witches lurk and demons prowl and homicide detective Luna Wilder must keep the peace - while living life as a werewolf. Now bodies are turning up all over town, the brutal murders linked by a cryptic message: We see with empty eyes... To make matters worse for Luna, she can't get wolfishly handsome Dmitri Sandovsky out of her mind. The last time he helped her with a case, Dmitri suffered a demon bite that infected him with a mysterious illness and now his pack elders have forbidden him from associating with Luna. But she'll need his help when high-level witches start turning up slaughtered. Because a war is brewing between rival clans of blood witches and caster witches - a magical gang war with the power to burn Nocturne City to the ground.
Caitlin Kittredge is the author of the Nocturne City series, about a werewolf detective. She collects vintage clothes and lives in Olympia, Washington with her two cats. Previous Books: Pure Blood (Bfmt Sep 10 9780575093737); Night Life (9780575093713)
If you haven’t read Caitlins first book in The Nocturne City series, here’s a quick recap for you; it is an urban fantasy novel set in the fictional city of Nocturne City. The city exists somewhere in America, albeit an alternate world or timeline as real places are mentioned but werewolves and magic exists but no mention of vampires.
The protagonist, Luna Wilder, is a homicide detective with the Nocturne City PD as well as an Insoli, or pack less, werewolf. She's a balls-to-the-wall, pedal-to-the-metal, quick-to-flare adrenaline junkie, so the storyline is always a fast-paced adventure. Luna is pretty hard headed and gutsy, and she has no problem going after the bad guys herself, which I really like about her. She also has no problem being rescued once in awhile. Here we have a heroin e that is vulnerable to death and damage, and getting help out of a jam is necessary sometimes.
Pure Blood sees Luna returning from medical leave after the horrific events of the first book. Here first case back on the job involves an apparent OD case that she strongly suspects is murder. Suddenly bodies are turning up all over town all linked by a cryptic message: "We see with empty eyes . . . " Luna is struggling to put the pieces of the investigation together, juggle wolfishly handsome pack-leader, Dmitry, her own estranged family members, and a new partner who seems to have her own link to the murders.
The plot moves along at a nice pace and the action springs out of the page. We see the characters well developed compare to the first novel in the series and get to know the MC even better. Can’t wait for the next one in the series to come out.
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