He is our best hope.
He is our last hope.
On a lonely moor in the northeast of England, the body of a young woman is discovered near the site of a vanished church. In the south, a girl lies buried beneath a Saxon mound. To the southeast, the ruins of a priory hide a human skull.
Each is a sacrifice, a summons.
And something in the shadows has heard the call.
But another is coming: Parker the hunter, the avenger. Parker’s mission takes him from Maine to the deserts of the Mexican border; from the canals of Amsterdam to the streets of London – he will track those who would cast this world into darkness.
Parker fears no evil.
But evil fears him . . .
A difficult book to review this, even if I hadn’t said pretty much every good word available in previous reviews of the series- because there is a kind of end game for a particular story arc here that I need to be careful not to spoil- whilst also getting across how utterly brilliant A Book Of Bones is. Because it is. Utterly brilliant.
A warning though. If you are not up to date, or indeed have not even started the Parker series, this is definitely not an entry level story. There are various books along the way that you could start or return to the journey with but A Book Of Bones is a culmination of sorts,as such the last few books are must reads.
If you are prepared then BE prepared. This is an epic tale, dark, realistically creepy and all kinds of emotional. The authors talent for freaking you out and engaging you deep down in the depths of the mind is on full power here, before you know it you’ll be sucked back in to that honeycomb world we Connolly fans know so well yet don’t know at all – where the familiar is off kilter and you never know where you’ll end up.
Fully committed within moments I read this fast, despite its tome like quality it felt like it went by in an instant.It threw me out the other side unrepentant in its addictive and traumatic quality and I loved every last moment. Even when I was tempted to hide in a cupboard.
As ever beautifully written, intelligently plotted and wonderfully complex, our very anti heroes get better with age and a treat for us British fans finds them very close to home.
Magnificent. That is all.