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Cover Image: Restoration


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8stitches9lives �, Reviewer

Having enjoyed both the first and second book in the 'Verity Fassbinder' series (Vigil and Corpselight) I couldn't wait to dedicate some time to 'Restoration'. It most certainly lived up to my high expectations and once again Slatter's writing is beautiful. There is something for everyone in this wonderful addition to the series.

I was instantly drawn into the story and my love affair with Verity continued the whole way through. We are landed right into the middle of the action and once again sassy Ms Fassbinder is in trouble! She had had to quit her job as a member of the Wyerd Council and is now employed by a broken and demented archangel, and has kitsune assassin, Joyce, watching her every move. Danger lurks at every turn and from various sources. V must ultimately face her fears whilst keeping her family safe from harm. Will it be possible to keep all that is precious to her safe? Or will her world crumble before her very eyes?

This is an enchanting and utterly compelling urban fantasy. Verity is a strong and likeable female who embodies all it means to be a smart and brilliant heroine. Slatter has such a wickedly wild imagination, with storytelling skills that are second-to-none. Her books are disappointingly underrated and it certainly isn't because they're lacking in some way, exactly the opposite in fact. The witty and black humour-filled prose gave me a good giggle which I always appreciate in a book. Literally everything in this story is effortless, there's no doubt in my mind that Slatter is an immensely talented crafter of thrilling, spellbinding feminist fantasy and one of the best in the genre today.

Highly recommended to fans of urban fantasy. The 'Verity Fassbinder' series will particularly appeal to those who love Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods' and Jim Butcher's 'Dresden Files' series.

Many thanks to Jo Fletcher Books for an ARC. I was not required to post a review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
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