Thursday, December 8, 2016

Something More Than Night by Ian Tregillis

Something More Than Night is Ian Tregillis's first novel after the completion of his very popular Milkweed Triptych.

It falls into the category of Judeo-Christian urban fantasy. Similar to Bobby Dollar (Tad Williams) and Sandman Slim (Richard Kadrey). Tregillis does a fantastic job of world-building a heaven based closely on the works of Thomas Aquinas.

Tregillis follows the classic Hammett/Chandler gumshoe/film noir narrative.  It is true to the genre but doesn't cross the line into parody. The mystery is seen through to its conclusion and the damsel in distress is protected without the story being predictable.

This is a standalone novel that isn't begging for a sequel or series treatment. Well worth the read.

Read February 15, 2014

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