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Review: Scar Night by Alan Campbell (Deepgate Codex #1)
From the back of the book
In the city of Deepgate, suspended by chains over a seemingly bottomless abyss, there are two angels: one, an untested boy, the last of his line; the other, a psychotic murderer mad for revenge – or redemption. When one of the city’s own turns against its people, bringing enemies to its doorstep, both seek a powerful magic at the bottom of the chasm – and learn that what lies below is far more sinister than they’ve been taught to expect…
My Rating: 4 out of 5
How I Got It: Bought
I’ll admit I was really confused at first. The opening scene takes place years before the rest of the story, and I always find that confusing, especially since I’m not yet familiar with that world. I stuck with it, and I’m glad I did. I enjoyed the action, and suspense. One of the characters is pegged as “a psychotic murderer” and rest assured some grisly scenes are included. I liked most of the characters, but Dill is my favorite. There were some interesting characteristics of the angels that were new (at least to me), and they added a lot to the story. I’m not quite familiar with the mythology of angels, so I fear that some of the bigger story or references may have gone over my head. That being said, I still went out and bought the next book as soon as I was finished with this one. This could be considered Steampunk, but only just barely. There’s the whole “city on chains” setting, and there are a few interesting machines, but not enough to be definitively classified as Steampunk.