Friday, March 23, 2012

Book Review- The Day of First Sun

Sheryl Steines has created a book that will be reminiscent of books you've loved over the years. To sum it up quickly--think Harry Potter all grown up!

No, this isn't Harry Potter all over again--but it has the magic, the kinship and the story of good overcoming evil that we've come to expect from JK Rowling and other fine fantasy authors--whether they be YA or Adult novels.

This is definitely an adult book, though older teens would enjoy it as well, I believe. Imagine a world where magic beings exist. Witches and Wizards that live among society in secret. In the world Steine created, the characters live in Modern Chicago. The Guard are there to keep the peace in the world and act as liaisons almost with the FBI.

The prologue gives the reader the setting in general or the story. We know it's going to have magical characters. I love magical beings. Witches, wizards, sprites and more. Oh, did I mention vampires? Only these vampires aren't ones you'll fall in love with.

Anne Pearce is partnered with Cham Chamsky, and they work for the Wizard Guard--the law enforcement agency that deals with all things magical.

When a human princess is murdered with absolutely no forensic evidence, Annie and Cham are called in to search for clues.

What cold have been a routine murder mystery with a tad bit of magic and romance tossed in was so much more.

The world is believable, The characters are three-dimensional and the writing is superb. This is a debut author, but you'd never know it. The story is fast paced and the action never stops.

It's a delightful blend of fantasy, urban fantasy, mystery and thriller all in one well-crafted book.

This is the first book in the series. I can't wait or book two!

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