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Review: Feral Night – Kell Shaw

Feral Night - Kell Shaw

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Suspense

LGBTQ+ Category: Ace, Bi, Gay, Lesbian, Trans FTM

Reviewer: Linda, Paranormal Romance Guild

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About The Book

Return to Kell Shaw’s Vestiges of Magic world in a knife-edge sequel.

Lukie’s father is trapped in the Underworld and it’s all her fault.

Twenty years after her murder, Lukie has returned to life and is ready to go home, but her father isn’t willing to believe his beloved daughter is back from the dead. Before she can reconcile with him, a supernatural predator steals her father’s soul. One that she’s led straight to his door, after foolishly ignoring the signs that something was amiss.

To get her father back, Lukie must uncover the true nature of the ancient horror haunting Thunderhead Ward before a spectral hunt of bestial ghosts is unleashed upon the world.
And she only has until midnight on New Year’s Eve, when the borders between the dead and living lands seal, or her father will be lost forever…

And she only has until midnight on New Year’s Eve, when the borders between the dead and living lands seal, or her father will be lost forever…

The Review

Lukie has finally found and killed her murderer, and is now free to find her father. With help from Inspector Tamlyn, who was a high school friend of Lukie’s twenty years earlier, before her death and reawakening as a revenant, she knows her father’s new address.

Despite Tam advising her to stay away for now, she does what she always does – charges ahead. The same behavior that in high school caused her to hurt so many friends, including Tam, who she knew as Sera. She is trying to adjust from life in 1980 to life in 2003. She hates the new music, has no knowledge of current technology – computers and cell phones – and tries to keep from charging in without forethought.

When she gets to her father’s house, she finds an old man, not the father she remembers from twenty years ago. When he sees her, his reaction is not what she expected – he refuses to believe she is his daughter. Her father has remarried, and has a daughter – a teenager named Sienna.

All the way to his home, she’d sensed something watching her, but as usual she ignored the signs until it was too late. Then thing she sensed crashes through the broken door and reaves her dad’s soul.

Chasing after the monster, she loses it at the gate as it escapes to the ghost realm in Tenebra. She must find way into the ghost realm before her father, who is now in the hospital in a coma, dies. She meets a young girl ghost who might her way in, only she has amnesia and remembers nothing. She gives the girl the name Anneth, and with the help of Tam and another revenant named Meven, they search for answers about the girl, and try to figure out how to bring her memory back.

The only way to save Lukie’s father is to find the Ghost Lord and stop him, like she did to her own murderer. Unfortunately, she has only a few hours before the New Year, when saving him will become almost impossible.

Little by little Lukie finds out about Anneth. She was a young girl who died, and Lukie now has possession of her ashes. Anneth refuses to accept who she is, and won’t help Lukie. With no other choice open to her, Lukie uses her ability to control souls and deceives Anneth into entering the Ghost Realm and assisting her in locating her father and then finding a way to escape. She learns about Anneth’s life, filled with pain, and understands why she found it hard to go back. Anneth’s story is both surprising and sad. But Lukie’s father’s life is most important.

Feral Night is filled with betrayal, secrets, lies, and a teenage girl who never got to grow and learn how to be an adult. Now I can’t wait for book three – hopefully it won’t be long. Four stars.

Before reading this review you should read book one, Final Night, since this series needs to be read in order.

The Reviewer

I am an avid reader the mother of 3 sons and grandmother to seven grandchildren. Since retiring I have been doing more reading while volunteering as a CASA worker. CASA is an organization that works with the family court system to ensure that children are in the best living situation. There are way too many children that get overlooked in the foster care system and I visit homes and make visits to the parents. I was born and raised in New York and my husband of 50 years and I live in Upstate New York. 

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