Bound by Alan Baxter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
DUE JULY 2014
I had gone off Urban Fantasy lately. It all seems the same and all the plot lines tend to blend, but not this book.
Bound is the first book of the Alex Caine series by Alan Baxter. We start off in Sydney, then London and then all over the world. We are introduced to characters from Mythology and a new species of Fae. Alex Caine is a martial artist who makes a living off cage fighting. Then after a set of circumstances forces Alex to leave Australia, he then becomes bound to a dark grimoire which incites Alex to embrace his darker nature. He teams up with a Kin woman(the new Fae) and together they search for a way that Alex can be rid of the grimoires curse.
There is a lot of action and the story flows really well. Some of the characters are really evil and the author writes them convincingly. I found some of the sex scenes between the antagonists a bit silted but the rest of the book was well written. This book makes you want to get to the end to see just how Alex goes about getting rid of the book, does he survive? does he bring about the end of the world?
You will just have to read it to find out, you won't be disappointed. The start to this series has given me faith that the Urban Fantasy scene is not just the same story with different characters.
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