About The Unquiet Dead
Pre-med student Tyler Dufresne is way too inexperienced to deal with this magical crap. The spectre he finds after exploring a strange mausoleum linked to the inexplicable suicides of two of his relatives scares the hell out of him. Then, within days, he’s lied to by a priest, attacked by a knife-wielding madman, and accosted by a psychic who hates him just because she met him. Seriously.
Ty needs to focus on his own life, and not becoming a redshirt in someone else’s story. Besides, countless Dungeons & Dragons games have taught him that newbie adventurers get stabbed more often than not. Problem is, he may be a novice, but he is a real-life necromancer, making it hard to ignore the storm of the Afterwold’s spirits growing in the sky. The trauma of the accident which incited his magical powers has held him back for years, but now he need to learn about his abilities. Fast.
Worse, the rest of Toronto’s supernatural underside is apathetic to the threat. Ty knows he’s no big damn hero, but wilfull blindness is something Ty just can’t stomach. The only clues are a haunted misericorde and three surivors of the cult it once belonged to. The misericorde’s also the most recent murder weapon, and - of course - it’s missing.
Meanwhile, the spectre grows stronger with every ‘suicide’ it causes. With All Souls’ Day fast approaching, there isn’t much time left before the cult survivors gain absolute power over a force of Death unequalled this side of the Veil.
And, as if threatening the friends, family, and city he loves wasn’t enough, they also want Ty as its host. Yeah, over his dead body - but that’s kind of the point.
Reviews for The Unquiet Dead
can summarize in one simple sentence what made this book stand out for me:
The characters and their situations were so realistic, relatable, and normal.
And when I say normal, I mean it in a great way. I think Tyler was the closest I’ve ever found to a character who was actually an average, everyday, just-like-you-and-me person and who acted the way an average person would to the supernatural stuff that was thrust upon him. The way he and his friends got involved actually felt believable.
But everything was realistic period, not just the way Tyler reacted to the supernatural. I feel like [...]
I got my hands on the ARC of this amazing debut novel thanks to the publisher, who sent me one in exchange for an honest review :) and I have to say that I absolutely loved it :) it was another example of a newbie author, who totally surprised me with his fantastic writing style... :) unfortunately there will be no quotes today for you, cause it was really hard for me to pick something short, and not like three whole pages ;) that would show you the banter between characters and at the same time wouldn't spoil you some [...]