Friday, November 16, 2012

Dark Currents- Agent of Hel by Jacqueline Carey

I finally got out of this mystery rut I've been stuck in and picked up something from the fantasy genre. I was VERY happy with my selection!
Dark Currents tells about a half-breed, spawn of a lesser demon from hell, Daisy Jo. Set in Pemkowet where there is a lot odd happenings and even odder beings. Daisy is the the Norse Goddess, Hel,  enforcer on earth. This tale is about a young man being murdered and trying to figure out who did it..or rather- what did it. Throughout the story you meet ghouls, werewolves, vampires, witches, bitches, fairies and Hel plus a none too sweet hag that lives in the swamp. If you love fantasy, read this book! Daisy encounters all sorts of beings and solves the case with her hunky cop 'partner', Cody. The showdown at the end is epic! Plus, a mermaid to boot. I loved the imagination of this author and she sticks close to the myths about each fantasy being. I think the creepy party is when you first get taken with Daisy to meet Hel and the description of her is awful and frightening. The most intriguing part is that Daisy has to control her emotions or she can bring hell on earth, literally.

5 out of 5 stars!!