Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dancing on the Head of a Pin by Thomas E. Sniegoski

About the book: Still mourning the loss of his wife, fallen angel Remy Chandler has immersed himself in investigating dangerous supernatural cases. His latest: the theft of a cache of ancient weaponry stolen from a collector who deals in antiquities of a dark and dubious nature. The weapons, Remy knows, were forged eons ago and imbued with unimaginable power. And if they fall into the wrong hands, they could be used to destroy not only Heaven but also Earth.

First Line: It isn't easy being human.

My Thoughts:This is the second Remy Chandler novel, the first being
A Kiss Before the Apocalypse. I had not read anything by Sniegoski before A Kiss... even though he is well known for his YA Fallen series.

This urban fantasy was definitely a page turner, action packed all the way and quite violent in places. I like Remy,he is strong, intelligent, funny and sensitive. Marlowe, his dog, is one of my favorite things about these novels. I hope he has a bigger part sometime. The conversations between Remy and Marlowe are great fun to read. I grew to love Maddie in the first book and hated that she died but even with her dead she is an important part of the story.

In this book the author added to his world by introducing and explaining more about the angelic hierarchy, and added new creatures as well. The end has a surprising twist that I did not see coming at all. This could be a stand alone novel, but I think you would enjoy it more if you read A Kiss... first. Urban fantasy readers will enjoy this one for sure.

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Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 261
Publisher: Roc Trade
Source: TBR pile (B&N bookstore)

Quote: Remy stumbled back a bit, bumping into the wall behind him as two Sentries emerged. They were fearsome creations, angels whose sole purpose it was to watch over the magnitude of Tartarus' prisoners, none more deadly than Lucifer Morningstar.

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4 comments:

danya said...

LOL, I love the title of this one - perfect!

samantha.1020 said...

I love a good urban fantasy read so I'm definitely adding this one to the TBR list. It sounds really good!

365andMe said...

I'm going to check this series out for my middle son. He's into UF and I've heard great things about this author.

Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

Very very interesting. You should think about joining our Whodunit Reading Challenge since you seem to be in quite a number of reading challenges yourself. I haven't read a lot of urban fantasy lit yet (one that I can distinctly remember reading was The Last Book in the Universe which I think qualifies as such) - but this one looks like a good read.