Audio Book Review: Harmony Black by Craig Schaefer

May 30, 2016 Audiobooks, Book Reviews 0

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Audio Book Review: Harmony Black by Craig SchaeferHarmony Black (Harmony Black, #1) by Craig Schaefer
Series: Harmony Black #1
Published by Peter Meredith on February 1st 2016
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
Genres: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 332
Source: AudioBook Reviewer
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Harmony Black is much more than your average FBI special agent. In addition to being a practicing witch, she’s also an operative for Vigilant Lock, an off-the-books program created to battle occult threats—by any means necessary. Despite her dedication to fighting the monsters threatening society, Harmony has become deeply conflicted about her job. Her last investigation resulted in a pile of dead bodies, and she suspects the wrong people are being punished for it.
While on a much-needed vacation, Harmony gets pulled back into action. This time, though, she’s gone from solo work to being part of a team. Their target: the Bogeyman, a vicious and elusive figure…and the creature that destroyed Harmony’s childhood.
Surrounded by quirky, fascinating characters as dedicated to one another as they are to their new partner, Harmony must learn to trust her team—and a new romantic interest—on a dangerous and deadly mission that conjures up memories she’d much rather forget.

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Harmony Black…

There is so much to say about this chic. Being a fan of the Daniel Faust books (all about Daniel Faust) I was a bit taken aback when I saw that there was a book based on Harmony. She has been the reason for much of my frustration in the last few Daniel Faust books. Even knowing that, I decided to read (listen) to this one, and I really tried to keep my bias at bay.

The story line is very intriguing. Right on par with the Daniel Faust books. Had I not known Harmony’s background I think I would really be enthralled. Even so, this story brings out more of Harmony than what she was able to show in the Daniel Faust stories. She’s someone that has had a really hard past and she is fighting to overcome all of the evil. Both figuratively and literally.

I have to give credit where credit is due… Harmony is tough as nails and yet somehow she still has a vulnerability about her. I still do not like her much, but reading this and getting to know more about her past has helped round out the Daniel Faust stories. The evil she fights in this one is terrifying and since it started in her childhood she is even more determined to beat it this go around.

There are a lot of twists in this one, as usual. Definitely up to Craig Schaefer’s normal, fantastic work. If you have not read Daniel Faust, I think reading this first will help keep the bias at bay and would give some insight to who she is during Daniel’s story. The stories are separate but obviously go together.

In short: Do not miss this if you are a Craig Schaefer fan. If you are not a Craig Schaefer fan, what are you waiting for?

 

 

 

Rating Report
Plot
4 / 5
Character Development
4.5 / 5
Writing Style
5 / 5
Personal enjoyment
4 / 5
Cover
5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5
The Author

 

About Craig Schaefer

By the time he was four years old, Craig Schaefer knew he wanted to be a writer. He also wanted to be an astronaut, a private eye, and a fire truck, so nobody paid much attention. Other passions came and went with age, but the love of writing remained. He cut his teeth on the crime thrillers of Elmore Leonard and Richard Stark, which may explain a thing or two about the person he is today.

Exploring other genres he soon latched onto horror and weird fiction, falling hard for the worlds of Clive Barker and H.P. Lovecraft. The books of the Daniel Faust series are written in honor of all the writers who shaped him, blending gangsters, guns and black magic in a manner not unlike, he hopes, chocolate and peanut butter.

Research for the Faust novels has led Craig down some curious alleys -- sometimes literally -- and to conversations with interesting and occasionally frightening people. His reference bookshelf, stocked with tomes covering the spectrum from criminology to demonology, has been variously described as "disturbing," "a bit eccentric," and "the reason I'm not dating that guy anymore."

While he considers Las Vegas his second home and visits every chance he gets, Craig presently lives in Joliet, Illinois, the home of the Blues Brothers. He dwells in what was once a turn of the century convent, though he has never seen the alleged (and obligatory) ghostly nuns. The pipes do rattle in the night, though, and if you're standing in just the right spot, they sound like the pitter-patter of children's feet rushing by on the floor just above you.

When he's not behind the keyboard, he can be found visiting Chicago's historic museums, haunting libraries for inspiration, and spending too much time gaming while he should be writing. He also dabbles in sleight of hand, though unlike Daniel Faust, he's not very good at it.

 

 

 

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