Rick Chiantaretto is on fire, so it only makes sense to ride those flames into another promotion. The followup installment in his Crossing Death series, Death of the Spirit continues his well-written path for Edmund, now back in the world of Orenda, where trouble manages to find him once again.
Just as in the first book, this installment has a very tightly tuned look at the world that Chiantaretto has crafted. Edmund’s tale is told through a first-person narrative that draws you in completely – the author is a master of the occult, that much you can be sure of.
I have no idea who I am anymore.
In Los Angeles, I would have given anything to go home to Orenda, my world where magic was alive and nature spoke to me. Now that I’m back I feel out of place, burdened with responsibility. The human part of me misses the simplicity of Earth, the mage part begs for connection with magic, and the demon part? I don’t want to admit that exists.
As the darkness inside me grows, I’ll learn to sacrifice for the greater good, as my people have always done. In order to save my family (both mage and human alike), I must face my nightmare, embrace the demon, and descend into the shadowy world of my enemy—the Hell of the Damned.
Once there, I will have nothing left to fear but myself: Edmund Gavel, human, mage, demon… maybe monster.
Rick keeps knocking them out of the park. If you’re interesting in reading this second installment of the Crossing Death series, please check it out on Amazon. And if you want to know more about the author and his other works, you can scope out his website.