Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Witch Hunt by Nick Chivers

Mike thought he could escape his past. He renounced his crown as High Mage of The Council, had the Bands of Binding placed on him, and tried to start over as a normal human.

It didn’t work. And now a part of that past wants him dead, and Mike is running for his life.

With his best friend, Andrew, and Andrew’s soulbound partner along for the ride, Mike can’t help but feel lonely until he meets Rick, an all-around gorgeous man who might just be the wrong guy — again — especially since Mike can’t shake an ex-lover who’s hoping for a second chance. It’s a lot to deal with as demonic forces pursue him from Mongolia to Brazil, but Mike has to make it to the safety of The Council if he doesn’t want to be the prize trophy at the end of this witch hunt.

I finished this book last night and I still have no idea how I actually feel about it. The story line itself seemed good but it really felt like it could've been padded out a bit more, the explanations for everything came thick and fast in speech and thought and it just made it seem really fake. I know it is fake, but you know what I mean, the story didn't flow because everything was getting explained to you.

I think every character in this book is gay and they all hold up to gay stereotypes, so I was surprised to find that the author was actually gay himself. The characters really felt like they were written by a straight person that didn't know much about gay guys, they were squealy and giggly and constantly running into one another's arms and one guy actually kept carrying another one around, I get the impression it was like a child. Mike, the main guy has every power you can think of, but never fear for if it happens to be a power he doesn't have, one of his friends very handily has it. It all seemed too perfect, there was never really any worry about danger with this group because between them all, they had everything. Have you ever seen that episode of Futurama where Fry writes a comic book in which the super hero has every power imaginable? Yeah, kinda like that.

As I said, the story itself seemed good but I really felt this could have been made into a longer book or split into a couple books. It just seemed too rushed, which is sad because it really could have been a good book.

Book Depository: Witch Hunt
Amazon UK: Witch Hunt

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