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Called (Southern Watch Book 1) Kindle Edition
From Million-Selling Author Robert J. Crane...
A demon hunter without a home. A cop without a cause. A seemingly unstoppable evil rising in a small town...
WARNING: Contains violence, coarse language and sexual situations.
Archibald "Arch" Stan was a local cop in Midian, Tennessee that was good at his job, good at being a husband, and exceptionally good at hiding his disappointment at not being able to figure out what was missing in his life that made it all seem so empty.
Lafayette Hendricks looked like a drifter, a broken-down hitchhiker blown through Midian on the prevailing winds. When Arch catches him in a fight on the town square, though, things start to get weird, fast, because the guy he's fighting doesn't die when he gets shot. And Hendricks is carrying a sword.
Pretty soon, Arch's whole life is turned upside down by Hendricks's revelation that there's a secret world operating under the one he's been living in his whole life - one filled with demons, chaos, and unspeakable evils, one of which is already in town, stirring trouble. And if the two men don't band together to keep watch on the darkness falling on Midian, then this small town might just get swallowed up by the forces of evil - with the rest of the world to follow shortly behind.
If you like Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, Stephen King, Michael Anderle, Shayne Silvers, Shannon Mayer, or J.R. Rain, you will LOVE the first installment of the Southern Watch series.
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- ASIN : B00I9J8VQY
- Publisher : Ostiagard Press (3 February 2014)
- Language : English
- File size : 3880 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 173 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 157,803 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It started off ok. Demon hunter reminiscent of Harry Dresden comes into town, Jack Reacher-style. The main bad dude, a demon named Hollywood, conducts a midnight ritual to summon the Biggest Bad Demon.
Hollywood thinks he’s failed when nothing happens; however, Biggest Bad Demon finds himself inside a cow named Creampuff.
Unfortunately, as Creampuff’s character was consumed by the Biggest Bad Demon, so to was my enjoyment of this book.
Bring back Creampuff!! She was badass.
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I admit it. Author Robert J Crane got me in the early chapters with the cow called Creampuff and its unlikely possession by an unearthly inhabitant.
But even before that laugh-out-loud moment, I was enjoying this new additional to the urban fantasy genre. Not that the action takes place anywhere urban, so maybe this would be better described as ‘modern magical mythology.’ Consider it in the same category as Harry Dresden or the Iron Druid and you’ll know what to expect. And there’s more than a passing resemblance to the early Dresden files – in an entirely good way.
‘Called’ is action-packed, witty and quick-paced. The writing is clean and crisp. Wry observations about the ridiculous nature of human (and demon) behaviour abound, so look out for the PC-demon who doesn’t want anyone to think his murderous rampage is in any way stimulated by racial bigotry (he’s killing people cos they’s good, not cos they’s black…). The key characters are easily identifiable and the kind of guys you want to spend some time with.
As well as that underlying thread of intelligent, off-beat humour (hello Creampuff), ‘Called’ also gradually reveals an intriguing back-story which comes to light in asides and insinuations. There’s obviously plenty more to come in future books, centred around this particular hotspot of demonic activity and the motley crew of humans (and otherwise…) who have assembled to fight the demons. Even so, the promise of more to come is secondary to the story told in ‘Called’. It’s not just an introduction to a new series but stands alone as a fulfilling supernatural escapade in its own right.
Although the blurb mentions sex, violence and coarse language, those aspects aren’t overwhelming and all serves the plot (it wouldn’t get more than a 15 rating at the movies and mostly it’s pretty much PG stuff).
It certainly provided me with a couple of hours of entertainment, and I’ll be moving right along to the next episode…
I like this man's writing style and have thoroughly enjoyed the Girl In A Box series....this didn't grab me in quite the same way. I read it all, though, and felt intrigued by the little hooks Crane left behind for readers, to keep them interested. Still not sure, though.
There is a sketchy quality to the whole thing, yet underneath, it felt like a good, fun yarn. It's a freebie, to suck us in....so gotta be worth a punt.