Sunday, August 3, 2008

DEJA DEMON:  The Days and Nights of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

Author Julie Kenner has created a fascinating urban myth, fantasy series of Demon Hunter books featuring Kate Connor.  Kate is just your run-of-the-mill busy Mom, who happens to save the world on a regular basis from the forces of darkness.

In the latest novel, Kate's husband, Stuart, is running for public office.  Between attending gala fund-raisers, training her teenage daughter to wield a crossbow and stiletto (the knife, not the shoe!), and potty training her toddler son, Kate's life is spinning slightly out of control, especially considering that the handsome Stuart has no idea what his wife does as a "hobby!"

Keeping the local kids in line will take all of Kate's skills as she prepares for the impending chaos:  a neighborhood Easter party that has her buried in eggs!  An old enemy has descended upon tranquil San Diablo (Don't you love the name of the town?  I thought this was a terrific touch.).  Zombies and a powerful demonic ally once again have Kate multitasking to save the world.

This is a really fun read.  Kenner writes terrific action sequences, but her portrayal of daily life is equally insightful and fun.  I really enjoyed the novel and want more!  What do you think?

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