Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hiram Grange and The Chosen One

Hiram Grange and the Chosen One by Kevin Lucia  is the fourth installment of a new series of novellas, the Hiram Grange Misadventures, written by different authors for Shroud Publishing:
Welcome to the scandalous misadventures of scurrilous boozer and malcontent, Hiram Grange. Though afflicted with a laundry list of dysfunctions, addictions and odd predilections, Hiram Grange stands toe to toe (and sometimes toe to tentacle) with the black-hearted denizens of the Abyss and dispenses justice with the help of his antiquated Webley revolver and Pritchard bayonet.  A five-part series. Cover and illustrations by Malcolm McClinton, and original woodcut prints by Danny Evarts
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, BooksAMillion, and AbeBooks. The series is available in a five-book set: Hiram Grange Volume 1 (5 book Set).

See my reviews of previous installments:
Hiram Grange and the Village of the Damned
Hiram Grange and the Twelve Little Hitlers 
Hiram Grange and the Digital Eucharist
The Blurb



Hiram Grange
doesn’t believe in fate. He makes his own destiny. That’s a good thing, because Queen Mab of Faerie has foreseen the destruction of the world, and as usual… it’s all Hiram’s fault. He must choose: kill an innocent girl and save the universe… or rescue her and watch all else burn. Just another day on the job for Hiram Grange.

In Book Four of the Scandalous Misadventures of Hiram Grange, author Kevin Lucia, takes his readers on a wild chase through Belfast's darker boroughs as Hiram Grange faces his toughest--and perhaps most unusual--assignment yet.






My Review 
Hiram Grange and the Chosen One: The Scandalous Misadventures of Hiram Grange by Kevin Lucia
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This has been my favorite of the Hiram Grange Misadventures. The story is more lucid than previous installments, mostly because Hiram's drug use falls by the wayside, becoming background information that occasionally pops up to tempt and lure or guilt Hiram into action. I appreciate having more story-plot introducing havoc instead of drug-induced craziness. I hope this is a continuing trend of character growth for Hiram.

I loved how Lucia used old myths, working together several from different cultures to emphasize their similarities. He also gives us Lovecraftian Fairies, providing a twist on fairy mythology that I haven't seen a million times before. No romanticized fairies to fall in love with in this book - these Fay-Folk are as dangerous as the old myths claim they are!

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