About the Book:
To make matters worse, both gods are trying to get Carter to assassinate the other. But only one of them can be telling him the truth and he can't trust either one. Carter's solution? Kill them both.
If he wants to get out of this situation with his soul intact, he'll have to go to Mictlan, the Aztec land of the dead, and take down a couple of death gods while facing down the worst trials the place has to offer him: his own sins.
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Hungry Ghosts Ate My Soul...and My Time
Eric Carter is a tremendous asshole.
It’s true. The guy does not give two figs for what anyone else thinks, and he’s on a mission to murder an Aztec death god or two. He’s not going to let anyone stand in his way.
This is the third book in the Eric Carter series, about a necromancer in LA who isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty for justice. Or revenge. Usually revenge, to be honest. In the previous book, Carter ended up married to Santa Muerte, a goddess of death, and she asked him to kill her husband, the death god Mictlantecuhtli (try saying that three times fast. Or at all). But there are complications – aren’t there always? – and Carter might be in way over his head.
Blackmoore’s writing style is fun and sharp, full of clever dialogue and brutal descriptions. Carter isn’t much of a hero; he’s too self-centered, too concerned with getting what he wants regardless of who gets hurt in the process. This makes Carter hard to root for sometimes, because you’re not entirely sure you want him to succeed (heck, he’s not entirely sure he wants him to succeed). But while Carter may not be likeable, he’s certainly compelling. As a character, he’s very driven, and he’s prone to making choices that he knows are bad and will cause him long-term problems in exchange for short-term solutions.
Hungry Ghosts is a pretty solid entry in the Eric Carter series. It doesn’t really work as an introduction to the series – there are way too many plot points from the previous two books for a new reader to really follow – but as a continuation of the series, it’s great. Fun, creepy, violent, and clever, Hungry Ghosts scratches a genre itch you may not even know you had.