Straight to Hell by John G. Hartness
Title: Straight to Hell
Author: John G. Hartness
Series: Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter 02 Novella
Publish Date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Falstaff Books
Genre: Dark/Urban Fantasy
Perspective: First Person
Publisher’s Description: Quincy Harker is back, and the stakes are higher than ever. The fate of the world rests on the shoulders of a swearing, drinking, misanthropic half-vampire with a bad attitude and an itchy trigger finger. Harker and his team of misfits have just a few days to prevent the actual end of the world, as a group of fanatics have kidnapped a young man thought to possess the power to open the Seven Seals.
Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel (in other words, SPOILERS!).
Nervous Nellie says…
“This is your fearless leader? He couldn’t summon a cheeseburger at McDonald’s, much less bring about the end of the world.”
Main characters: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Quincy Harker, bad ass demon hunter and world saver. Glory, his guardian angel. Rebecca Gail Flynn, Quincy’s new partner with Homeland Security. Renfield, Quincy’s Uncle Luke’s “butler with abilities leaning from Wizardry to Chauffeur….or the other way around with lots in between..
Other characters: ♥ ♥ ♥ Uncle Luke a/k/a Dracula only had cameo appearances this episode. John Smith, Agent of Homeland Security has now become Quincy’s “handler”.
World: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Modern day Charlotte, South Carolina where we need demon hunters, bad guy wizard seekers and wishers of apocalyptic disaster extinguishers.
Story: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I think I’m in love with this kinder, softer Quincy Harker. OH, he’s still foul mouthed, but he’s different than in the first novella. He had no connections other than Luke and that was tenuous at best. Now, it feels like he’s a family man. Wife: Rebecca Flynn (PLEASE don’t tell her I said that – she’ll carve my heart out. Father: Renfield. Father in Law: John Smith. He feels a little more steady and put together – if that makes any sense at all. Anyway, the story: You may have to brush up on your Revelations because there is Bible inferences. Flynn and Harker are assigned to protect the Lamb of God/Lion of Judah (Wallace Gubegna), who can open the seven seals of the scroll in God’s right hand. First four of the seven seals summon the four horsemen of the apocalypse riding in on their respective horses. First, I saw Pestilence, next was War, then Famine and then Death. Harker, Flynn, Smith & Renfield are left to defeat all four and save us all from end times.
Overall: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I really like these characters. I hope the author does more with Quincy Harker. I don’t care if they are only novellas – I’ll take what I can get. This is a fun, enjoyable read and it’s very well written.
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