Review: Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey

Posted April 4, 2013 by Lucy in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey
Dark Currents (Agent of Hel, #1)
By: Jacqueline Carey


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Genres: Urban Fantasy

Series: Agent of Hel #1
Published on October 2nd 2012
Published by Roc Hardcover
Pages: 356
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Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Kushiel’s Legacy novels, presents an all-new world featuring a woman caught between the normal and paranormal worlds, while enforcing order in both. Introducing Daisy Johanssen, reluctant hell-spawn…
The Midwestern resort town of Pemkowet boasts a diverse population: eccentric locals, wealthy summer people, and tourists by the busload; not to mention fairies, sprites, vampires, naiads, ogres and a whole host of eldritch folk, presided over by Hel, a reclusive Norse goddess.
To Daisy Johanssen, fathered by an incubus and raised by a single mother, it’s home. And as Hel’s enforcer and the designated liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, it’s up to her to ensure relations between the mundane and eldritch communities run smoothly.
But when a young man from a nearby college drowns—and signs point to eldritch involvement—the town’s booming paranormal tourism trade is at stake. Teamed up with her childhood crush, Officer Cody Fairfax, a sexy werewolf on the down-low, Daisy must solve the crime—and keep a tight rein on the darker side of her nature. For if she’s ever tempted to invoke her demonic birthright, it could accidentally unleash nothing less than Armageddon.  

Daisy Johanssen, an enforcer of Norse goddess, Hel and a part-time file girl of Pemkowet Police Department. So what’s her story? Well, here is the interesting part, she’s a half-breed, daughter of an incubus. Ever heard of the Seven Deadly Sins? That’s kind of her life. Something she has to struggle through every day in order to not invoke her demonic birthright, which would result in Armageddon.

As in charge on Hel’s behave, Daisy is not only a liaison between Human and the Supernatural folks, Daisy is also responsible for keeping the Supernaturals under Hel’s order. In this case including solving potential supernatural murder of a male college student in town.

When I said there were quite a bit going on in this book, I mean really. Dark Currents contain loads of action, investigation, and a little bit of romance. But don’t worry, this book has Daisy doing normal daily stuff as well, such as crushing on local policeman Cody, whom is also a shapes-shifter on the down-low.

Ms. Carey has created an unique supernatural world, and as the story goes on, we learned more and more of each mystical creatures, and the world she is building.

I thought the author took an interesting course of Ghoul in her book, unlike any other Ghoul I read before. That being said, Stefan the Master ghoul in Pemkowet was quite charming. I can’t wait to find out what comes up for Daisy in the next book!


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