Book Review Scourge by Gail Z. Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Imagine the TV show ‘Supernatural’ mated with ‘The Game of Thrones’. Don’t work too hard at it. Just read Scourge by Gail Z. Martin. It feels medieval, but could be some far-off, dystopian future. And frankly, it doesn’t matter to me which it is. It is definitely epic fantasy. And some of its best.
Three brothers inherit the family business (so far so good), in this case, undertakers, who battle ghosts, monsters and other demons. Part of their tasks are to summon the spirits, hear their confessions, and then send them to The After, using iron, salt, wards, & other semi-magical methods. The brothers hunt monsters nearly as much as they quarrel amongst themselves, while constantly concerned over each others’ safety. In other words, a real family. (Sound familiar?) Continue reading