Coffee and a Review with Relics by Maer Wilson

chocolate-coffe-cream-cup-delicious-Favim_com-273790Good Morning Everyone!  I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and hopefully you will start your week off well.  I’m going to start your book week off with a paranormal mystery/suspense book.  It’s got some great characters and the story is very unique.  Check out my review after the book blurb.  So, I hope you all have a great week and start it off with a strong cup with your review!  🙂

17767013Book Blurb:

Most of Thulu and La Fi’s clients are dead. Which is perfect since their detective agency caters to the supernatural. So, a job finding relics for an ancient daemon should be simple.

The daemon needs the relics to keep a dangerous portal closed. His enemy, Gabriel, wants the relics to open the portal and give his people access to a new feeding ground – Earth.

Stunning humanity with their existence, portals to other worlds begin to open and the creatures of magic return to Earth.

When Gabriel threatens their family, Thulu and La Fi’s search becomes personal. The couple will need powerful allies in the race to find the relics before Gabriel does. But maybe that’s what grateful dead, magical allies and daemonic clients are for.

When the creatures of myth and magic return to Earth, they’re nothing like your mother’s fairy tales.

Review:

La Fi and Thulu have unique abilities.  They are both attuned to paranormal aspects of the world.  Thulu can find anything and La Fi translates for ghosts.  These two have turned this into a lucrative business and enjoy their work.  That is until one case turns their whole world upside down.  Not just their world but the entire world.  Portals to other realms are opening and things that people only thought existed in books are now a reality.  To close these portals Thulu and La Fi have been put in charge of finding Relics to use to close the portals.  Without the relics portals will become more frequent and more dangerous things will come out.  Charged with basically saving the world Thulu and La Fi must find these relics in time to save their world and protect humanity before time runs out.

I thought this story had a lot of enjoyable aspects.  I enjoyed all of the  characters and felt the idea of the Light and Dark Ones was a pretty unique take.  Thulu and La Fi are well-developed and quite enjoyable.  That being said I had a lot of trouble focusing on this story.  I felt too many side stories were added.  I liked Reo’s story and thought that was quite helpful in moving the story along, but as we got into more and more creatures and their stories I thought the story got weighted down and I lost sight of what the whole goal was.  I understand that in a first book you want to put as much as you can into a story but sometimes four or five well-developed characters can allow for the upcoming books to delve deeper into the smaller characters.  Overall, I did enjoy the story but I felt I had information overload which let me lose focus on the whole point of the story.  I do think this series has wonderful potential but I think the story in the future needs to be a bit more streamlined.

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