Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Books of Magick: Life During Wartime, book 1

Now this book really piqued my interest. It make me want to delve much deeper into all the John Constantine sagas. However, it should be said that this seems to be a quite different, alternate John Constantine, and what I like about this book is the stuff that's different. Basically we're looking at a world of magic where humans are under siege, and there are magical analogies for real-world horrors. For example, cluster spells...with the same danger to noncombatants.

This is the sort of thing that could be great or silly, but I liked how this was handled. It's dark and detailed and lovely.

The book sets up lots of intrigue and flips between John Constantine as a besieged leader versus the Faerie Queene and her awful minions. Props for Zatanna as a spy/terrorist, kicking butt.

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