Saturday 3 May 2014
Peacemaker by Marianne De Pierres Review!
Title : Peacemaker
Author : Marianne De Pierres
Pages : 416
Published : April 29th 2014
Publisher : Angry Robot
Source : Netgalley
My Thoughts :
Virgin Jackson is a ranger. She loves her job and the solitude it brings, that is until she is told a Marshall named Nate Sixkiller is coming to work with her and she has to show him the ropes. To her its an annoyance and something she isn't looking forward to but that is only the start of her troubles. Dead bodies seem to be following her around!! The first body she finds is inside her park after dark. The police think she did it and besides having them trailing her everywhere she has to put up with multiple kidnap and murder attempts. Why did this all start happening as soon as Sixkiller came? Can she stay alive to solve whats happening? And why is she seeing an imaginary animal that she hasn't seen since she went to therapy?
I have to say that this is one of the strangest books I've ever read, in a good way of course!! When I first started reading I was like, wait, what is happening but by the end I was like, wait, what, I need more!!
Virgin is a kick ass character. She is more than capable of looking after herself. When she finds the first dead body her life spirals out of control. She is shot at, pecked at, had a spear thrown at her and had multiple kidnap attempts, yet each time she gets up and gets back on the horse so to speak. She is a straight talking, no nonsense type of girl and I loved that.
Sixkiller meanwhile is mysterious, strong and someone you would want on your side. With the multiple attempts on Virgins life, Sixkiller kind of becomes her bodyguard, which amuses him but annoys her!!
Peacemaker was a total surprise for me. It was extremely faced paced with well developed characters. We have a little romance thrown in, Heart is an exotic dancer and has a casual relationship with Virgin. As the story goes on we see him showing that he really cares about her but will the Marshall throw a spanner in the works? Well you will have to read it to see.
Overall we have a plot that has layer upon layer of twists and turns that unravels slowly. We have gang wars, we have myth and legend and imaginary animals! We have spiritual undertones, a feisty MC and a strong male MC, we have a western feel and all the gunslinging that comes with it, we have a suspenseful plot that will keep you turning the pages to see what will happen next. Wrap all them up in one tidy bow and they will produce Peacemaker. It has a mix of everything a great book should, mystery, suspense, fantasy and awesome characters. Its a unique and fascinating world that's rich in detail and its definitely a book not to be missed!!