Saturday, June 14, 2008

Nightlife (Cal Leandros book 1) by Rob Thurman

Nightlife (Cal Leandros book 1, Roc Fantasy) Nightlife by Rob Thurman

From the Publisher
In New York, there's a troll under the Brooklyn Bridge, a boggle in Central Park, and a beautiful vampire in a penthouse on the Upper East Side. Of course, most humans are oblivious to this, but Cal Leandros is only half-human. His father's dark lineage is the stuff of nightmares-and he and his entire otherworldly race are after Cal.

He and his half-brother Niko have managed to stay a step ahead for three years, but now Cal's dad has found them again. And Cal is about to learn why they want him, why they've always wanted him: He is the key to unleashing their hell on earth. The fate of the human world will be decided in the fight of Cal's life....

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
I have been reading a lot of Urban Fantasy books lately an this one was pretty good. The premise is a little different than most. Instead of being about a hero who is out to save the world from the monsters, we have a monster who is running to save himself. Or at least that is what he thinks.

Cal is a half breed. A one of a kind. He is half human and half Auphe, which is an elf, but a very dark version of an elf. Cal grows up with his older half-brother, Niko, taking care of him, knowing that he is different, but not really knowing why or how. One day when he is 14 years old he finds out exactly what he is and why he was created. From that point on he and Niko are on the run for their lives.

Eventually the Auphe catch up with them in New York City and a full scale war ensues. Then the world saving kicks in.

A good read, with a very interesting character change up about 2/3 of the way through, which I thought was interesting and brave on the part of the author.

Quite a few very interesting characters who I became involved with and want to hear more about. Looking forward to the next book, which I am starting now.

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Amberkatze said...

I didn't finish this one. I just couldn't get into it. I will try it again sometime in the future but I think there are better PUF books out there at the moment.

Daelith said...

This is another one sitting in the ever growing TBR pile. I keep saying I'm going to get to it, but haven't managed to yet.