Demon hunters, cults, possessions, and world-wide conspiracies. And no, I’m not talking about the US election results.
Lincoln Cole’s first book in the World on Fire series, Raven’s Peak, makes a weighty stand in the genre of paranormal mashups, combining a thriller-esque pace with a fascinating setup. You’ll find your staples of the genre: strong female protagonist; witty dialogue; an end-of-world, cataclysmic doomsday appeal; but you’ll also find a story that’s well told.
By the end of the prologue I was hooked, though I did find Arthur the most fascinating character within this story and kept hoping he would reappear. There’s a lot of potential within this book which surely will continue on through the next novels in the series. Cole manages to keep a good balance in a story that could have nose-dived into cliches, and the setting of Raven’s Peak is excellently drawn.
A definite recommend for fans of supernatural / paranormal adventures, though if you like your horror dark, you may find this a little wanting.