Sunday, April 19, 2009
TITLE: HELL'S HORIZON
AUTHOR: D.B. SHAN
Details: no. 2 The City
As books go, this is the sequel to PROCESSION OF THE DEATH. In the time-line of the two stories though, they run parallel to each other.
Al Jeery is a member of The Cardinal's personal guard. The Cardinal runs and controls The City, although he is really just a very powerful criminal.
When Al is asked to investigate a murder, he discovers that the victim is someone he was close to, and his so far routine existence is turned upside down.
The investigation brings Al into contact with The Cardinal, The City's Inca forefathers and the powerful and apparently untouchable assassin Paucar Wami.
As Al digs deeper, more horrific deaths follow, all close to his life, and he discovers that nothing in his life is as it appeared and that he has more in common with Wami than he could ever have imagined.
Although this was quite a dark story, it was more mystery than horror, and not quite as dark as the first book.
The way the book ends though, it would appear that book three will be very dark and very fascinating. Bring it on!