The Grave Watchers by Missouri Dalton
Death rides a pale horse, and she is a beauty. Since man first buried his dead, she has watched over them. With her hand she raises those select few, those disturbed and maimed, to new life. These risen souls are duty bound to protect the souls still buried and resting. The souls restless and walking.
Sebastien Crowle is such a watchman. But as a villain so profane and perverse enters the scene with a crime the likes of which Sebastien has never seen, can he stop the villain and confront the ghosts of his own past as they begin to rear their heads?
There are a lot of different but interesting characters in this story. Of course it is all told from the perspective of Sebastien. Sebastien is still getting over his one major relationship. It ended when his lover tried to “kill him.” Shortly after he is banned from England for 50 years and Sebastian with his companion, Bones, buries himself in small town life in the US. Sebastian is finally drawn back out to do his job by a grave being disturbed in a way that is eerily similar to his own grave disturbance.
Really the characters are funny and interesting. The author did a good job overall in trying to show them as just people that happen to have a very interesting job and long life. They make the story.
The premise of the book was different. I really enjoyed the world building and the story. The story has huge potential for going on and creating a wonderful series.
I did have some issues. I have to wonder a little about the main character. As a man from England and fighting a lot of things from the modern world the language at times didn’t fit the characters. It may have not happened really often but did throw me when it happens. Also the editing was bad. Not horrible but bad. I normally don’t blame the author but in this case it was a little too obvious. The writing at times didn’t make sense and so threw me and caused me to jump out of the story. Not a good thing. The story itself was a little shallow. Information is slow to come and when it does it is a little too late to not cause confusion.
Even with all of the issues I had I did like the story. I think it needs work but is a very good foundation for an amazing story.
Posted on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013, in Book Review, Fantasy, M/M Romance, Novel: 150 pages and above, Three Roses, TJ and tagged M/M Romance, Missouri Dalton, Novel, Three Roses, Torquere Press. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.