Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Book Review: Dante's Journey

Dante's Journey by J.C. Marino.

A flash of light and Detective Joe Dante steps through. No longer on the cobblestone streets of 1961 Boston, Joe finds himself in a horrifying new world--Hell itself. Joe was in hot pursuit of his family's killer, drug lord Filippo Argenti, when both were killed, and isn't about to let a little thing like death slow him down. So, with a healthy dose of New England stubbornness and the help of a mysterious guide, Virgil DiMini, Joe must evade angry demons, and search ever-lower through the rings of the original Dante's Inferno in hopes of finding justice for his wife and children. However, Joe will soon discover that behind every sin lies a secret and each secret revealed could land Joe in an eternity of hot water... VERY hot.

A hard-boiled trip to Hell.  J.C. Marino deftly brings a new voice to the urban fantasy genre.  Have you ever picked up a book and enjoyed a character from the very first page?  That was my reaction to Joe Dante.  I was grinning from ear to ear at the witty dialogue that flowed every time Joe opened his mouth.  Dante's Journey has all the twists, turns, and suspense of a mystery thriller, the bones of a philosophical classic, the nightmare creatures of science fiction and fantasy, the grit of noir, and the paranormal chills of urban fantasy.  There is something within the pages of Dante's Journey for every reader to enjoy.

I recommend Dante's Journey to readers of fantasy, paranormal fiction, sci-fi, mystery thrillers, and especially to fans of gritty urban fantasy.  Fans of Butcher's Harry Dresden and Thurman's Leandros brothers will enjoy reading Joe Dante's adventure to Hell.

Source: This book was provided by the author or publisher for honest review.

View the book trailer for Dante's Journey here.

Check back tomorrow to enter my Dante's Journey Giveaway and learn the answers to your burning questions as E.J. interviews guest author J.C. Marino. 

Dante's Journey on Amazon.
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  1. I enjoyed reading this book. Glad to see you enjoyed it as well. :) Look forward to reading the interview and all to come. Thanks!

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