Friday, January 24, 2014

Review: THE CORMORANT by Chuck Wendig

The Cormorant (Miriam Black, #3)The foul speaking, ass kicking heroine, Miriam Black, cursed with the ability to peel back the curtain of the future to witness the death of anyone she has physical skin-to-skin contact with, returns for a third and very gratifying instalment in THE CORMORANT.

After a violent encounter by which she tries to save a man from a street kid’s gun, Miriam’s hired by a mystery man from an ad on Craigslist. Miriam is naturally guarded and is sceptical of the man’s ad – 5K to know how he dies – but is in need of cash and a place to crash so she makes way to Florida Keys for what could be an easy injection of wealth. It’s not.

Author Chuck Wendig employs and interesting approach to telling Miriam’s tale of murder, vengeance, and, to a degree, heroism by alternating chapters between present day and past events. It aids in forming a well articulated and multi dimensional look at Miriam’s life, her trials, and tribulations.

The traumatic events of the previous books still haunt Miriam, only this time round; they try to kill her too. Additionally, her growing arsenal of abilities are further expanded upon and put to good use within the context of the story. THE CORMORANT relates more to Miriam’s journey as a person, as it does the progression of identifying and nullifying her curse.

With THE CORMORANT readers get pretty much what they can expect – simply put; more of the good stuff.

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