In the cold of winter, Pioneer Square’s homeless are being butchered, and zombies have been seen roaming the streets of the underground city buried beneath modern Seattle. Greywalker H arper Blaine is asked to investigate by her friend Quinton, who fears he may be implicated in the deaths. They soon discover that someone has unleashed a monster of ancient legend- and H arper must deal with both the living and the dead to find the creature and put a stop to it…unless it stops her first.
Every book gets better than the last. This one was a lot smoother read. I didn’t have to snap my focus back to book and I didn’t have to back up because my mind wandered. Neither of those are things I typically do while reading, yet happened multiple times in both of the first two books. The conversations flowed better, the words flowed better.
The plot is a lot better. For one, it featured a native american monster and IT WASN’T A SKINWALKER 🎉🎉!! Praise everything. The plot was a lot smoother and better put together. Harper isn’t jumping from event to event, she goes from one thing to the next in a much more natural manner. The plot is moderately believable, not entirely believable but not impossible either. It is mostly consistent with a range limited mostly to what is happening in the book at hand. One of the best parts of the plot is how something that happened in the previous book (her getting injured) carried over to this book and stuck around.
The characters feel like people, but people you only know in passing. Richardson is getting better at writing people who matter, but it is taking a bit of time. The relationships she set up managed to make me angry when they were supposed to, but they also made my heart pitter patter once or twice, too. Spoiler: She narrowly avoided the dreaded love triangle, and I think Harper moved from one beau to the next a bit too easily, but Richardson has basically been setting that up since sometime in the second book so it is slightly more believable. I was disappointed that the friends that Richardson set up in the second book for the plot didn’t make as much of a presence as they did before. Everyone needs friends.
Overall, the books are getting better. Every aspect of the series is improving as the series goes onward. If you are reading this series and enjoying it, but are looking to see if it gets better, it does. This is a reread for me, but I don’t remember pretty much any of this story. I’m really hoping this trend of improvement continues until the end.
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