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Fire Season

Fire Season, April 2019
Eric Carter #4
by Stephen Blackmoore

DAW
288 pages
ISBN: 0756412943
EAN: 9780756412944
Kindle: B07G6QVYGC
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
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"Eric Carter must stop Quetzalcoatl from burning down LA!"

Fresh Fiction Review

Fire Season
Stephen Blackmoore

Reviewed by Magdalena Johansson
Posted April 30, 2019

Fantasy Urban

FIRE SEASON is the fourth book in the Eric Carter series and my introduction to the series. Starting with book four may be a bit unwise since that means I've missed a lot of events in Eric Carter's life. On the plus side, I found the book to be easy to get into, and I loved that it was action from page one to the very end. In this book, Eric Carter is framed for murdering mags with fire, and he's quite sure that the god Quetzalcoatl is behind it all. Soon it goes from killing mags to setting buildings in Los Angeles on fire and Eric must find a way to stop Quetzalcoatl for good! This is a book that I hoped I would like more than I did. I felt that the story in this book just didn't interest me the way I hoped it would. Don't take me wrong. I did love the idea of the book, and I found the humor and the action entertaining. But, on some level, I just felt not totally invested in the story. It could be because I've not read the previous books and I hope to one day get to them. I did like the fact that Eric Carter is married to Mictecacihuatl alias Santa Muerte and getting a divorce seems to be out of the question. Just this fact makes me want to start to read the books from the beginning. Reading the book as a stand-alone was not bad, I didn't feel a bit confused over what was going on; well, expect for the Aztec god's names. They are quite a mouthful. However, I think it would be wise to read the books in the right order rather than picking the fourth book as I did. I think FIRE SEASON will really appeal to those like me that like to read urban fantasy.

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SUMMARY

The fourth book of this dark urban fantasy series follows necromancer Eric Carter through a world of vengeful gods and goddesses, mysterious murders, and restless ghosts. Los Angeles is burning. During one of the hottest summers the city has ever seen, someone is murdering mages with fires that burn when they shouldn’t, that don’t stop when they should. Necromancer Eric Carter is being framed for the killings and hunted by his own people. To Carter, everything points to the god Quetzalcoatl coming after him, after he defied the mad wind god in the Aztec land of the dead. But too many things aren’t adding up, and Carter knows there’s more going on. If he doesn’t figure out what it is and put a stop to it fast, Quetzalcoatl won’t just kill him, he’ll burn the whole damn city down with him.


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