Friday, June 24, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Waking Nightmares #5 The Shadow Saga

Title: Waking Nightmares #5 The Shadow Saga

Author: Christopher Golden

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

RRP: $29.99

ISBN: 9781847377913

Release Date: May 2011

Pages: 400


When chaos erupts in the small coastal town of Hawthorne, Massachusetts, former vampire-turned-mage Peter Octavian and earthwitch Keomany Shaw arrive to investigate.

Years ago, Octavian helped expose the secret existence of vampires to the world, dismantling the Vatican's sorcery corps in order to save his fellow shadows from destruction. But without the Vatican sorcerers, the magical barriers they spent centuries constructing to keep the forces of darkness out of our world are beginning to fail, and things are slipping through.

Now an ancient god of chaos is awakening in Hawthorne, its influence spreading...and it's Octavian's fault. If he can't stop it, the blood of all human kind will be on his hands.


If you are like me and have been devouring the Shadow Saga series by Christopher Golden, then you will be just as excited about the fifth book in the series. Waking Nightmares continues the story of Peter Octavian, the tortured ex-vampire who spent a millennium in Hell.

There is something amiss in Hawthorne Massachusetts with yet more monsters and demons stirring up trouble. Angry Wood Gods play havoc and it is up to Octavian and a witch to save the day.

It is great to read a well written, vampire novel with magic and demons without any sparkling and tormented teens. The action and narrative flows along at a rapid pace, making the 400 pages a very quick read.

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