REVIEW : HELL BOUND BY ANDREW P. WESTON, from the Heroes in Hell series, edited by Janet Morris; Perseid Press, 2015
Title: Hell Bound
Author: Andrew P. Weston
Publication Date: Oct 31, 2015
I received a copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not in any way affect my opinion.
In hell, everyone can hear you scream…
HELL BOUND, Andrew P. Weston’s diabolical new novel of the underverse from Perseid Press…
Frederic Chopin, Dr. Thomas Neill Cream, and the most despicable souls ever cast into hell face Daemon Grim, Satan’s bounty hunter in HELL BOUND, the Heroes in Hell novel by bestselling author of The IX, Andrew P. Weston.
Perseid Press invites you to meet Daemon Grim, if you dare…
“You should know by now how dark my soul is. Even in the best of times…
I can’t be tempted or reasoned with.
I don’t feel sorrow or remorse. And never express a shred of sympathy for anyone I’m sent to reap.”
Having read a lot of books lately that were full of romance and made for a somewhat lighter reading, I was totally in the mood for this bad boy!
Meet Daemon Grim, Grim Reaper and loyal servant of His Satanic Majesty, Lucifer/Satan. Just back from a trip upside to collect souls for his liege and master, he is enjoying some downtime when he gets a phonecall informing thin that his most important soul is not among his recent catch. Say what? Knowing how important this particuar soul is to Lucifer, he is eager to get to the bottom of this mystery.
Armed with this scythe and his infernal powers, he sets out to find Creamer, legendary psychopath and thorn in his side only to discover that the situation is even more complicated that he he could ever have imagined.
But he is the Grim Reader and he is not about to let a litle thing like ‘complication’ get in the way of him reaping this soul and any others who gets in his way!
Wow! Just wow! I loved Hell Bound so much I can’t even begin to describe how much. The characters are flawed, dark, well developed and interesting and the world building is insanely awesome. I liked the author’s attention to detail and while in some books it could have come off as info dumping, it totaly worked here.
I liked that Daemon Grim is unapologetically bad ass and dark, he is no hero and is proud to be the Grim Reaper. I liked the hints at something devious concerning how he became the Grim Reaper that I hope to read more of in a next book. I liked the ‘magical’ elements, the way he gets and uses his infernal powers. As dark and delicious as this book was, I felt it was nicely balanced with a bit of a grim humour and I’m sincerly hoping there is at least a sequel becaue there is no way the Grim Reapers’s work is done!
Loved, Loved it! I highly recommend this to lovers of dark fantasy and those who are fans on anti-heroes.