Narrator: Jason Jewett
Series: Sycamore Moon #2
Published by Self Published on 13 May 2015
Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
Genres: Horror, Modern Detective, Mystery/Thriller, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Werewolf
Source: Submitted, Author
In the bucolic town of Sanctuary, a body is strung up to a tree outside the local high school. The only thing more shocking than the crime is its heinous nature: The mysterious victim has been skinned and drained of all his blood.
Detective Maxim Dwyer knows the murder is a message, but who it's from is not so clear. The few clues he has point to his friends, the Seventh Sons Motorcycle Club. Diego de la Torre is part of that pack now, but brotherhood comes at a price when blood is spilled. Meanwhile, Kayda Garnett returns home with a college degree to find her family torn apart by the same tragedy. Only half-Yavapai, she is considered an outsider, but finding a peaceful alternative to the violence may finally win her the respect of the tribe.
Despite best laid plans, California bikers incite a gang war, the FBI undermines local police, and vigilantes take the fight to the streets. What starts out as a simple murder may soon run Sanctuary red with the blood of brothers.
©2014 Domino Finn (P)2015 Domino Finn
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It always surprises me when a sequel is double in length to the first book of the series. As I have noticed that it is usually the other way around (sequel syndrome). Maybe Domino Finn simply has more to say this time around, or has become more confident in his genre mashing experiment. Whatever the reason is I am happy with it.
Everything that I wanted more of in The Seventh Sons Finn was able to deliver in The Blood of Brothers. More action, more intensity, more interesting characters. While the first book was focused on introducing us to Finn’s brand of werewolves, book 2 was able to really explore their pack lives and social dynamics.
Starting out strong with a unusual murder investigation, that actually made me think Finn was going to introduce another paranormal creature. Alas he didn’t be he fooled me again! The leads detective Dwyer down the whodunnit road. Uncovering a rivalry between two packs of werewolves. Throw in an FBI investigator (similar to Assistant U.S. Attorney Lincoln James Potter in my mind) to the party and basically you have season 4 of one of the best TV shows, ever. But with werewolves.
This was a great second book in a series that I see sticking around for a while. This did not suffer one bit from sequel syndrome at all. The best part about this series is that there are no expectations because it does not let what you expect to get from a werewolf story interfere in anyway. In fact I could see some wanting more “typical” blood and guts that one would expect from a werewolf war. However, the paranormal aspect is just icing on the cake of a solid modern detective story with plenty of twists, turns and surprises.
This time around I knew what I was going to get with Jason Jewett’s performance and overall was, in my opinion, a more solid showing for his vocal skills. Creating great characterizations, my favorite is still Maxim Dwyer, raspy almost evil sounding. Switching from that to Diego, Mexican accent, with ease.
Even though he is a relative newcomer to audiobooks, I am going to keep an eye out for more from Jewett.
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