Ian Tregillis is an interesting writer. His ideas are clearly not the product of a sane mind. I enjoyed his first book, Bitter Seeds (my review), but wasn’t happy with the additional books in that trilogy. Then he comes along with Something More Than Night. The book advertises itself as a supernatural, noir mystery with a main character who influenced by Sam Spade. And the mystery? Who killed the Angel Gabriel? With a plot like that, there was nothing that could stop me from reading it. And I loved it. Let’s check it out.
I’ve read a few things that don’t really call out for their own full reviews. So I’ll just touch on them here. Not that I didn’t like them (although I wasn’t fond of 2 of the books), but it’s just easier than creating a new blog post to say 2-3 sentences about it. Here we go.
Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis is an interesting mix of magic, demonology and alternate history. Knowing that Hitler was extremely interested in magic and the occult, it makes an great choice to put this story in WW II. The book also has an interesting take on magic, but there are some frustrations in the book as well. So, does the book work or not?