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Review: Dominion by Peter McLean

May 16, 2017

Review time!

Dominion by Peter McLean

 

About the book

In the tunnels deep under London, the Earth Elementals are dying.

Hunted by something they know only as the Rotman, the Elementals have no one trustworthy they can turn to. Enter Don Drake, diabolist and semi-reformed hitman, and an almost-fallen angel called Trixie.

The matriarch tells Don that Rotman is actually the archdemon Bianakith, he knows this is going to be a tough job. Bianakith is the foretold spirit of disease and decay whose aura corrupts everything it comes near, and even the most ancient foundations of London will crumble eventually. Now Don, Trixie and the Burned Man have to hatch a plan to keep Bianakith from wiping out the Elementals and bringing down the city. But the Burned Man has other plans and those may have dire consequences for everyone.

The past never stays buried, and old sins must be atoned for. Judgement is coming, and its name is Dominion.

My Thoughts

Book two!!! And I love it. This is such a terrific series and I am totally hooked.

Oh Don-boy… It seems each decision leads to a worse situation.

Drake is back and this time he has Trixie by his side, well sort of, okay… not really. She is The Burned Man’s guardian, but as The Burned Man still works for Drake so does she, sort of. But The Burned Man has a mind of it’s own… and it’s not staying put.

Drake, trying to do good, only seems to dig himself into deeper holes. I’m not sure if he can get out of this latest one. He accepts two jobs, one pro bono and one as a favor to Wormwood. Help an old man with his ill wife, and help the gnomes with a little underground problem. Both cases lead Drake to decisions that will change everything… And there is a bloody creepy cat lurking around!

Trixie, the almost, kinda, fallen Angel (and one of my favorite characters) is back as the warrior / protector. She is dealing with the fallout of the events of Book One and is battling her own internal demons while having to help Drake with his very physical ones. (if you haven’t read Book One – go on then).

Once again, Peter McLean puts Don Drake into impossible situations and boy does Drake seem to make a mess of things. The action is terrific, intense and fast paced. The depth of the characterizations of Drake and Trixie are great. The introduction of new characters are a treat, particularly Janice, who I believe is a new favorite of mine. The plot moves along quickly with a few curve balls for the hero to overcome, a well developed story that twists and turns, digging deeper and deeper into the muck (a bit like Drakes trips underground). A cracking good story.  I didn’t want it to end but luckily for me, book three has just come out.

 

Book three Damnation is out now – I thoroughly recommend you go and buy it (I did…)

If you haven’t read Book One Drake then you should go and get that immediately 🙂

You can see my interview here with the Author

I also reviewed book one: Drake – you can read it here

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