This week, I'm a little late to the blog, largely because I’m recovering from knee surgery. But this unfortunate development has offered some time to catch up on my reading. Recently, I finished A Plunder of Souls by D.B. Jackson, and here’s my review.
The first two Thieftaker novels were true mysteries that neither Kaille nor the reader could solve until the very end. That may be why I enjoyed the first two books a bit more than this one. In A Plunder of Souls, there’s still a mystery – someone is desecrating graves, causing the spirits of the defiled dead to crop up throughout Boston, and the clerics of King’s Chapel have hired Kaille to put a stop to it. But unlike the prior two books, Kaille solves the mystery well before the end. What remains is an incredibly powerful adversary that Kaille spends the rest of novel trying to defeat – if he even can be defeated.
A powerful enemy is nothing new to this series, though A Plunder of Souls offers up the most potent villain yet. That said, I would have preferred a little more mystery in this tale. Nonetheless, the book allowed me to escape once more to Ethan Kaille’s Boston, and that’s a place I truly enjoy spending time. So, I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. And I plan to read the first chapter with a big flagon of ale, and maybe even a bowl of chowder on the side!
P.S., thanks to a new feature on Amazon, you can read a preview of the novel here.