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Armageddon Bound

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  • Posted January 2, 2012

    the start of a fun and thrilling new series

    Dark urban fantasy is a subgenre I've grown a taste for in recent years. Life in a packed city environment seems tailor made for stories mixing dark urges, tension, suspense, action, and the right amount of humor. Simon R. Green and Jim Butcher have both successfully mined this territory in their respective series (The Nightside series and the Dresden Files). Now Tim Marquitz has done the same, unleashing a fast, furious, and compelling story in the opening volume of his Demon Squad series.

    I enjoyed the worldbuilding on display throughout, positing a world in which God and the Devil have both abandoned the Earth, leaving angels and demons and humanity to get on as best they can. Naturally, this results in scheming and plotting that brings the world to the brink of armageddon (hey, there's a reason the book isn't called "Puppies and Ice Cream Bound"...). It falls to Frank Trigg and his occult-wise, heavily-armed allies to somehow figure out how to derail it.

    There is a lot of action in this book, and Marquitz does a very good job at keeping it clear and focused without lots of 'telling.' I also enjoyed the personality of Frank Trigg, who, while hardly an angel (part-demon, actually, and at times all-libido), has his limits, and knows when it's time to take a stand against impossible odds. I expect I'll very much enjoy the following books in the series.

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  • Posted October 21, 2011

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    Not The Usual End of the World Story

    Review by Dan Breen for The Written Universe Take equal measures of 50's detective pulp fiction, a Carl Hiaasen central character, and The Omen, blend carefully then serve chilled with a good Metal soundtrack. Now throw it away and read this instead. In Armageddon Bound Tim Marquitz introduces probably one of the most likable anti heroes I've come across - Frank Trigg, (or Triggaltheron, depending on how far "south" you come from); Nephew of Lucifer, part human, and the only known character in any book to have turned down the opportunity to become the Anti-Christ. The back story is that both God and the Devil have disappeared without trace, much to the confusion of their respective sides leaving the various choirs and minions to do what they do best - fight each other in a celestial Cold War taking place on earth. However, in the years since the disappearances of the respective heads, other factions have appeared, crossing the usual Demon/Angel lines, pro and anti Armageddonists, and it's against these factions, and his estranged Succubi wife, that Frank, Scarlett, (an angel, his cousin), Katon, (Vampire), and Rahim, (mage), find themselves pitched in this rather different and entertaining novel. The story itself starts straight into the action, but at a pace not to leave the reader behind, and while fast moving, is not too fast as to leave the reader struggling to keep up. The characters themselves feel rounded, fully formed and engaging while the settings are illustrated well enough to give the picture without distracting from the story itself. Thoroughly entertaining with some good humorous, if slightly wrong, moments thrown in, (remember though, he is part demon). If you're a fan of Good Omens, any of the Lazlo Woodbine series, (Robert Rankin), or are old enough to remember the "Oh God, you Devil" movies with George Burns, you'll like this one.

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