Jaz Parks here. But I’m not alone. I’m hearing voices in my head – and they’re not mine.
The problem, or maybe the solution, is work. And the job’s a stinker this time — killing the gnomes that are threatening to topple NASA’s Australian-based space complex. Yeah, I know. Vayl and I should still be able to kick this one in our sleep. Except that Hell has thrown up a demon named Kyphas to knock us off track. And damn is she indestructible!
Raoul pointed to the canister belt Cole had carried in. “Those will do most of our long-range fighting for us.”
“What are they?” I asked as he laid the belt down on the shield.
Bite Marks is so much fun in the most ridiculous ways possible. Have you ever read something that is like every ridiculous idea an author has ever had, all put together in a neat little package? That is Bite Marks, and it is so much stupid fun. I cannot even begin to figure out with where Rardin got the ideas for this book.
That isn’t to say that this book doesn’t have a place in the series, or that it isn’t serious as well. While it is probably the least connected to the rest of the series and has the most side story, it is also very high stakes. Not only are bad things happening to Jaz, there is also a demon after Cassandra and there is the very real potential for death via infection. Yet, this is also the weirdest of the entire series, with the most coincidence. But goddamn do I love it. It is so much fun, it is so utterly fucking bizarre. Maybe I just like weird things.
One of the best things about Bite Marks is that Raoul, Jaz’s guardian angel, is around to help. The reason he is around is because the demons are interfering with Jaz and her crew. Jaz has been possessed by Brude who is working on the side of the demons. Kyphas the demon is after Cassandra. It is turning into a war between the two factions, centered on Jaz and her crew. Great shift from The Raptor, the series needed something to keep it going for a few more books.
Also, his presence helps set up one of the greatest things in the entire series.
It involves kangaroos.
Also, if that wasn’t enough to sell you on this series I have one word for you: robokitty.
Astral is the greatest introduction to this entire series, and I despair that she only first shows up in the sixth book of the series. What more could you possibly want out of a series that gives you a robokitty that allows the main character to spy on her lover while he is taking off his clothes, blows up, sings, and drops grenades out of her ass because “Where else would they launch from?”?! Nothing, that’s what. Bergman is the best.
I have so, so many quotes I want to share with everyone with Bite Marks. I’m not typically a big quote person, but goddamn was this book just so much fun. I’ll leave you with this one:
“I’ll spill if you tell me what’s up with that hat you’re wearing.”
His hand flew to the brim and yanked it down. “Nothing! Can’t a guy support his favourite baseball team without people getting all over his case?”
“What’s an RBI?”
He stared at me for a full five seconds. Then he said, “Fine. Don’t share,” and went over to slump in the chair beside Cassandra’s.
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