The Jill Kismet Series Primer Night Shift With A Detailed Review


Summary

The new urban fantasy genre is really all that new to the minds of writers. There has generally been a small group of writers that see the many magical possibilities within the contemporary world setting around and always try incorporating it into their style of writing. The Jill Kismet series novel is a good example of this style of writing with a contemporary urban fantasy.


The new urban fantasy genre is really all that new to the minds of writers. There has generally been a small group of writers that see the many magical possibilities within the contemporary world setting around and always try incorporating it into their style of writing. The Jill Kismet series novel is a good example of this style of writing with a contemporary urban fantasy.

The urban fantasy novel is generally a story that takes place in the real world type urban settings that many people would recognize easily. Inside this world different magical components are integrated that are often hidden from regular people and are the main driving force within the story. Though there are times where magic or its many possibilities are accepted by mainstream society. This is generally not typical of most novels.

The story’s plot often revolves around a female protagonist that faces many obstacles while coming to terms with their background and identity. There is often a romantic sub-plot as well that provides an insight to the character’s strengths and weaknesses. Many times it ultimately proves to be a central point for the character when deciding what path to take to better understand themselves.

The novel Night Shift follows this simple formula. It is the starting novel for the Jill Kismet novels by author Lilith Saintcrow. She is most known for the Dante Valentine the female bounty hunter series. There are some basic similarities between them, but Night Shift also has many refreshing differences.

Jill is a new character that dwells in a more modern world instead of the futuristic world. Its also a darker world with darker sub-text involving the influences of the forces of good and evil. Many monsters and bad guys exist there that are often lurking around the any corners that she must deal with called the hellbreed. They often prey on the weak and innocent and Jill’s mission is to protect innocent people and stop the hellbreed.

To do this she uses the typical assortments of knives, swords and guns that any self respecting demon hunting good guy would have. She also wears light leather armor which protects her from being hurt. Added to these is a demon mark branded on her that she bartered with the top hellbreed in her city for. It adds several superhuman powers to her so she can go and do more than a regular person.

As you go deeper in the book you recognize that Jill is like a female version of a liquor drinking Rambo. Often her motives or actions are centered more around vengeance rather than simple justice. This plays well into the ideas of good vs evil and whether it is just a choice or what you are born like. Written as a first person narration, many readers will ponder these ideas as Jill’s past is carefully revealed through various flashbacks and her self-questioning sequences inside the story.

Generally Night Shift like other Jill Kismet series novels is a fast paced ride and contains enough action to keep many people reading. If you want a good read, buy it. You certainly will not regret it.

Information about author Lacey Dancer and her participation in the Kismet series can be seen at www.laceydancerauthor.com today. Check out her blog at http://www.laceydancerauthor.com now.