Friday, June 27, 2014

Shadows of Asphodel- Review

Shadows of Asphodel  by Karen Kincy is the charming story of a mercenary and a necromancer. As it is based on alternate history with diesel engines and magic - it is also diesel punk. Did I just call diesel punk charming? Well, it definitely is ! The characters are very charming and full of depth. Ardis and Wendel are great together. Other characters are just as interesting. I love how magic is blended into a tale of assassins.  Also, The history of the world war comes alive in a new way. I really like reading historical fiction through the lens of diesel punk.

What I liked: 
Ardis and Wendel- Both characters are equally strong and passionate. They are full of surprises and keep you guessing. 

The setting: I love history.  So I really enjoyed this take on the world war. I also liked how the diesel punk added to the overall story. 

The ending: I wasn't expecting it- either! Very well done. 

 I recommend this to fans of YA and NA as well as paranormal and steam and diesel punk. 
4 stars!

About the Author:
Karen Kincy (Kirkland, Washington) can be found lurking in her writing cave, though sunshine will lure her outside. When not writing, she stays busy gardening, tinkering with aquariums, or running just one more mile. Karen has a BA in Linguistics and Literature from The Evergreen State College.

I recieved a review copy through CBB. Thank you.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed! Thanks so much for giving it a try and reviewing!