This week for Bookish Wednesday I’m taking a look at a new series I stumbled across the other day. It’s Charming, Book 01 of the Pax Arcana series, by Elliott James!
Plot Synopsis: John Charming isn’t your average Prince… He comes from a line of Charmings — an illustrious family of dragon slayers, witch-finders and killers dating back to before the fall of Rome. Trained by a modern day version of the Knights Templar, monster hunters who have updated their methods from chain mail and crossbows to Kevlar and shotguns, John Charming was one of the best–until a curse made him one of the abominations the Knights were sworn to hunt. That was a lifetime ago. Now, John tends bar under an assumed name in rural Virginia and leads a peaceful, quiet life. That is, until a vampire and a blonde walked into his bar…
Plot: The plot is very fast paced and I love it. I also love that it takes mythology from pretty much every religion, legend and makes it a part of the world in this series.
Characters: I love pretty much all the characters we get introduced to in this book, except Vornik and Kayhill they are assholes. That being said my favorite is probably Molly, an ex priest who is slightly insane. It makes for a great character. That isn’t to say John isn’t good, he has everything I like in a main character, snark and badassery. But I just like Molly better.
Overall: If you love Urban Fantasy this is a must read.
For those who like: Urban Fantasy, Action, Drama, Mythology, Excellent and Fast Paced Plot, Fantastic Cast of Characters.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.