“Seattle police detective Joanne Walker started the year out mostly dead, and she's ending it trying not to be consumed by evil. Literally.
She's proven she can handle the gods and the walking dead. But a cannibalistic serial killer? That's more than even she bargained for. What's worse, the brutal demon leaves no tracks. So, if Joanne is to stop its campaign of terror, she'll have to hunt it where it lives: the Lower World, a shamanistic plane of magic and spirits. Trouble is, Joanne's skills are no match for the dangers she's about to face-and her on-the-job training could prove fatal to the people she's sworn to protect....”
Release Date: June 1st, 2010
My Copy: NetGalley
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|Demon Hunts (Walker Papers, Book 5)|
I’ve been planning on reading this series for a long time and when I got Demon Hunts, which is the fifth book the series, from NetGalley, i figured it was the perfect time to start. However because of time constrains I ended up reading this book before I got to read the previous 4. It was a huge change for, since I really don’t like reading book series out of order, ever.
That said and even though I did feel like it would have been more exciting for me if I had read the four previous books, Demon Hunts was a very good read and it definitely got me interested in reading the other four books and looking forward to the next book in the series.
Joanne is a reluctant Shaman that is finally coming to grips with her Warrior destiny, even though she is still stumbling through her new skills and trying to figure out what her role is in the world.
I loved Joanne, specially that the book is told in first person and it was much easier to get a feel of who she is and relate with her on a personal level. Joanne Walker’s mental voice felt so real that it was impossible not to feel for her.
In Demon hunts we find Walker trying to solve a series of gruesome killings alongside her partner, Holliday. The killing are baffling and to get to the bottom of it, Joanne needs to dig deeper into her shamanic powers and ends up having to deal with some ghosts from her past that she has been running from, for a long time.
I really enjoyed Demon Hunts, but I do believe I would have enjoyed it much more if I had read the previous books in the series. I felt that I should have been ecstatic about some things in the book and I really do thing I would have been so much more excited about it if I understood where all the emotions were coming from.
The world Murphy has created is extremely interesting and Joanne’s friends bring so much color to it. I loved Gary, Morrison, Coyote and I just want to read more about them. Walker’s powers are based on Native American myths and legends and they made for a very interesting read.
Demon Hunts is a great Urban Fantasy novel with a lot of mystical native American elements, a lot of adventure and non-stop action. If you are an UF fan, The walker paper series is definitely one for you, though I do recommend reading the books in order.
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