Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Dream Stalkers - A Shadow Watch Novel - by Tim Waggoner - So strange, yet so satisfying

4 of 5 Stars     Review copy

If you are looking for horror that is irreverent and totally off the wall, look no further than Dream Stalkers - A Shadow Watch Novel by Tim Waggoner.

It's been nearly a year since we first met Audra Hawthorne and her counterpart Jinx, so a quick review may be a good idea. Audra is an Ideator who dreamed up Jinx, an incubus who manifests as a clown.  Together, they work for Shadow Watch, an organization tasked with keeping Earth, and it's counterpart Nod, safe.

Audra and Jinx have a contentious relationship which plays out with a lot of jabs and barbs, making for a fun read.  Of course when it hits the fan these two always have each others back.

The storyline for Dream Stalkers finds a new drug on the market called Shuteye.  Designed to allow a chemical simulation of sleep for Ideators and Incubi who don't sleep.  The problem is the side effects, including psychotic behavior, going crazy after a single dose, and even death.  What our heroes discover while trying to find the drugs suppliers could mean the end of the world as they know it.  If you think that sounds overly dramatic, it's not.  Actually it's more of an understatement.

There are moments of Earth-shattering violence, a bit of social commentary, as well as non-stop action.   In the end, all of this insanity makes perfect sense, which actually scares the hell out of me. Here's my recommendation for reading Dream Stalkers , just check your disbelief at the door and enjoy the ride.

From Angry Robot Books Dream Stalkers - A Shadow Watch Novel will be available on April 7, 2015 in a variety of formats.  For the full Shadow Watch experience, don't for get to read book 1, Night Terrors.


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