"Supernatural detective tale that makes you think while you shudder"
Reviewed by Debbie Wiley
Posted December 15, 2013
Science Fiction | Fantasy
Inspector Nicholas Lenoir is cynical about everything,
despite his legendary career. Sergeant Bran Kody had chosen
to work for Lenoir specifically because of his past exploits
but now finds himself uneasy when Lenoir is willing to
callously disregard the exhumation and theft of a child's
dead body. However, Lenoir will soon have a reason to care
about this case as he's about to face a supernatural entity
from his past. After all, the DARKWALKER avenges all
offenses against the dead and it never forgets a face....
DARKWALKER is the first in a new series and oh boy, what a
fantastic start it is! There's a glut of books about
detectives and the supernatural but don't ignore this one as
it's a definite winner! One of the things that makes
DARKWALKER stand out is the main character, Nicholas Lenoir.
Lenoir is an anti-hero, at least at the beginning of the
story, and he has to make some very heavy choices as the
tale progresses. Despite his almost heartless disregard for
others initially, Lenoir begins to emerge as the sort of
character that I couldn't help but cheer for.
The historical setting of DARKWALKER is as dark as the
characters- and I absolutely love it! The supernatural
element doesn't emerge until well into the story but it
feels quite natural with the atmosphere created by E.L.
Tettensor. I also like the various divisions of cultures
that Tettensor crafts as it shows just how persecution and
bigotry can destroy an entire race or make a person pursue
the absolutely unthinkable.
DARKWALKER is a dark fantasy detective story that takes
readers on a dark, sometimes disturbing journey. E.L.
Tettensor crafts a tale that makes you think even while you
shudder- a delightful combination. DARKWALKER is brilliant!
He used to be the best detective on the job. Until he became
Once a legendary police inspector, Nicolas
Lenoir is now a disillusioned and broken man who spends his
days going through the motions and his evenings drinking
away the nightmares of his past. Ten years ago, Lenoir
barely escaped the grasp of the Darkwalker, a vengeful
spirit who demands a terrible toll on those who have
offended the dead.
But the Darkwalker does not give up on
his prey so easily, and Lenoir has always known his debt
would come due one day.
When Lenoir is assigned to a
disturbing new case, he treats the job with his usual
apathy until his best informant, a street savvy orphan, is
kidnapped. Desperate to find his young friend before the
worst befalls him, Lenoir will do anything catch the monster
responsible for the crimes, even if it means walking
willingly into the arms of his own doom!
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