I’m Shimmer, a blue dragon shifter. Thanks to a mistake, I was exiled from the Dragon Reaches and sentenced to work for Alex Radcliffe, a vampire who owns the Fly by Night Magical Investigations Agency. Now, not only do I have to adapt to Earthside culture, but every time I turn around, somebody’s trying to kill us. And worse, Alex is as gorgeous as he is exasperating. But you know what they say: All’s fair in love and bounty hunting…
When an old friend of Alex contacts him about a haunting at the High Tide Bed & Breakfast in Port Townsend, Washington, we think we’re on a simple ghost hunt. But our investigation quickly transforms into a deadly fight as we uncover an eighty-year-old murder, a cursed house, and a dark force trapping the spirits within. To stop impending disaster we must break the curse and lay the angry spirits to rest.
So here is Shimmer in Earthside and working for Alex. He runs the Fly by Night Magical Investigations Agency, which is quite a mouthful, but then again Alex is a vampire! He also happens to be pretty laid back and easy on the eye! A case comes in about a haunted Bed and Breakfast but when they arrive so much more is going on! Ghosts are the least of their problems as there's a gypsy curse to contend with and then, of course, there's something far worse in the basement! All in a day’s work? Shimmer's first case is about to get very messy indeed!
I love Shimmer. We know she's suffered and wants nothing more than to be part of a family and it's plain to the reader that she is creating her own Earthside from the friends she is making. Her past is stalking her though and I'm pretty sure Ms Galenorn has quite an emotional journey up her sleeve. As for the supporting characters, well let's say they add greatly to the plot without bogging it down and each felt like they had a part to play. I loved a Were who fainted at the sight of blood and there's even a djinn with secrets to discover. As for Alex, well Shimmer may be attracted, but she's not too stupid to live and treads warily, playing her cards pretty close to her (apparently bountiful) chest!
There was so much going on in Flight from Death and although connected to the Otherworld series, it works easily as a standalone. A fast moving story written in a way that easily pulls in the reader. There's lots of action and danger and Ms Galenorn has really let her imagination run wild with the creatures she introduces.
I'm keen to read more and if you enjoy urban fantasy with a spot of romance then Flight from Death should be in your to be read pile.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.