Book Review: Desdaemona


Author: Ben Macallan
Title: Desdaemona
Genre: Urban Fantasy
ISBN: 9781907519635

‘New town, new troubles. That’s a rule.’


Jordan is seventeen; he has been for a very long time and he’s incredible good at staying hidden. Good thing really; considering how many people are looking for him. Imagine his surprise therefore when somebody not only finds him, but has a job for him. An incredibly beautiful, raven haired wonder by the name of Desdaemona. She’s lost her kid sister and needs help to find her. Jordan is the perfect detective to help her do it.

This book is fabulous! Its written in a style that caught my attention because I don’t tend to read many first person books. That’s just to start with. But other that, the narrative has a comfortable, conversational sort of tone which keeps up with the lulls and races in pace. And boy does this book roll.

You’re wrong footed from the very start until things are slowly slotted into place, satisfying drips of exposition and explanatory scenes which give a scene of Jordan’s life and Desdaemona’s. Gotta say; its made me wonder about urban fantasy. It doesn’t have to be all blood, guts and gore – though there is a good share of that – it can also be about the wildly raging hormones of a perpetual seventeen year old as he has to watch this lovely, lovely hottie-

Well… let’s not give the game away. đŸ™‚

This is one of the books I nabbed at Alt Fiction (one of the free ones, hehee!) and I remain glad that I did! A delicious taste of what’s new in the urban fantasy genre and I’ll be following this Macallan chap for more as he goes on.

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About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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