The dead are rising in the land of that famous mouse and apparently, I’m the one who has to deal with the mess. Forget movie night with my kid. I have to kill ghouls who have decided to make some new undead friends in the morgue. Eh, killing things is easy. Generally. Oddly, these guys have glowing blue eyes and are way too good at butt kicking. Thankfully, I’m better. I manage to get rid of them, but one gets in a shot or two of his own, and now I’ve got a foot-long wound in my side that glows blue. Kinda like the ghoul.
Now the dick who made those ghouls is trying to turn me into his puppet, which so isn’t going to happen. My loved ones are trying to cure me, my angel mate is off on some super-secret mission for On High, and I’m stuck in bed “resting.” Not that I’m staying there.
I’d rather die than become anyone’s puppet, which might be my only option left. I just hope I can come back from the dead later.
Caith can't really believe it when the mayor shows up at her door one night demanding she does something about the zombies at the coroner’s office. As Caith is kind of the head honcho in charge of nonhumans in Orlando of course she sets out to put down the problem in her own inimitable style! Yet what she finds are ghouls seemingly controlled by someone hidden and when Caith is herself infected, it's soon apparent Caith just isn't going to survive this time!
A very different style this time with a lot more insight into not just Caith's fathers but just how she views herself. Caith is usually large, loud, and in charge but here she is in an insidious position of having to just sit around which trust me, is not what Caith wants at all. No, she wants to be out there catching the warlock who is draining innocent humans and all whilst knowing she is slipping ever closer towards being one of his puppets.
So often we hear of those who undertake a spiritual journey and as Caith runs out of time she does the one thing she can to save those she loves. It's surprisingly emotional but of course there are surprises aplenty, battles still to fight, and family coming out of the woodwork! Yes, a lot more introspective than I expected but that ending, oh boy, Ms Kyle knows how to torture her characters!
On a side note I'm very disappointed with the latest cover images. Caith is written as a curvy woman which initially was shown but recently the female portrayed looks a lot more svelte which considering most women are size 16 or more seems a shame to me.