I might have mentioned that I became a fan of this series a while back, and while Cal is one of the most funny anti-heroes I know, he’s not the only character from the book I’m rooting for. Since I’ve first met her, Yolanda has been one of my favorites, and the last books really had a lack of Yolanda in it.
No more! We just had Christmas, and one of my wishes this season has been granted – Cal with a heavy side of Yolanda, because this time there’s a lot of stuff involving rock trolls. And it turns out that Cal is not the only on capable of snark, no sir. Yolanda is at her best here!
But Cal is also evolving. He’s getting more and more powerful in his newfound identity (marketing manager to Death, goofer to Life, and Grim Reaper). Which makes his life even more complicated than being an ordinary human has been.
This time around, there’s much drama woven in-between the humour. It’s almost like one of Yolanda’s favourite soap operas! Accusations, trials, schemes – and a griffin. Well, Bonsai griffin, really. Just imagine a playful kitten, but with razor sharp claws (and a beak to match) and the ability to fly. It’s probably good there are no Christmas trees around here. They wouldn’t stand the onslaught of Tempest.
There are also no Christmas wonders, far from it. We get to implore a lot more about Elsewhere (the mortal world is a no show this time around), but that world is about to change – alongside Cal, who fully comes into his powers only to discover that there are worse fates than dying, fates that could even befall a soulless immortal …
I’m rating this the full scale and I simply can’t wait to see what happens next!