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Friday, November 4, 2016

Review: Dead Man by Domino Finn

Title: Dead Man
Author: Domino Finn
Series: Black Magic Outlaw #1
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Neil Hellegers
Release Date: May 6th, 2016
Length: Novel (298 pages/7.9 hours)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Free via Author
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 3.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

Dead Man is book one in the Black Magic Outlaw series. I ran across this book and was intrigued by the necromancer aspect. I've had a few issues in the past with male POV but this one kept me entertained for the most part!

We start off immersed in action meeting Cisco Suarez, a necromancer that wakes up from the dead with no clue what is going on. He has voodoo gang guys chasing after him wanting to kill him and no idea how he's alive. It turns out 10 years has passed since he can remember and has no idea who killed him or why his family is dead too. Upon trying to figure everything out it seems that someone is trying to hurt anyone he comes in contact with. No one is safe and with no one left to turn to, he has to stop whoever is behind all this before everyone he cares for winds up dead.

Dead Man was a fast paced Urban Fantasy full of action and paranormal elements. It's been awhile since I've read something like this and it was long overdue. I really enjoyed Cisco's motivation, it reminded me a bit of The Crow in the aspect of rising from the dead out to seek vengeance. The only thing I didn't care for was how things were explained while reading. Cisco would mention something that the reader wouldn't know about (black magic/necromancer terms), then fully explain it. It just rubbed me the wrong way since I like to be in the characters head and most people don't think that way. It was still a great read, though, and I think fans of non-stop action in Urban Fantasy would love this book!

26 comments:

  1. Ah it's too bad about the explanation but in a whole the idea is interesting

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    1. *nods* It really was interesting, different from the ones I've read before :)

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  2. I'm just like you, so I get how you feel about the explanation thing. However, the concept sounds interesting and I'm glad you had a good time with this book :)

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one lol! Thanks :D

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  3. I am always intrigued with stories that has necromancy in it too. There's just something in it that makes me glued to it. And the idea of this story is quite interesting and I can see myself stalking the story now, hehe.

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  4. I love that cover! And I've enjoyed the few necromancy series I've read. I'll have to look into it more.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  5. Yea, sometimes the over explanation does bother me as well. Still, this does sound like an interesting UF. I'll have to check it out. Brilly review!

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    1. It was a good book, but yeah the over explanations tend to bother me!!

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  6. Oh, that sounds like something we've been trying to break one of the writers in my writers group of.

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    1. I'm sure some people enjoy that style, but I do not! So I hope you can break your writer buddy of the habit :P

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  7. Oh wow, this sounds amazing!! I want for sure!

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  8. Great review! :D Everything about this book is calling out to me. I love stories with necromancers but I haven't nearly read enough of them. I also love male POV and of course I love urban fantasy too. So I need this book!

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    1. Same here, there need to be more necromancer novels!

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  9. The narrative to the narrative would have bothered me too. I dislike when an author uses a word that has to be defined within the same sentence. It kind of takes me out of the story. Although, I love the sound of this. I can't say I've read too many necromancer books. Especially ones from a male POV.

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    1. I was mostly able to overlook it but it does pop up several times throughout the novel!

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  10. Oh great review!!! I am always looking to read more of this genre and I am intrigued by this one even if the author explains things 'different'.

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  11. Ahh I've read a BDSM one like that that was too explainy? and would take me out of the flow.

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one that gets like that. It started off like that and I was like wait what's going on??

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