To Kill a Warlock
by H. P. Mallory
Overview (from B&N.com): The murder of a dark arts warlock. A shape-shifting, ravenous creature on the loose. A devilishly handsome stranger sent to investigate. Sometimes working law enforcement for the Netherworld is a real bitch.
My Thoughts: I imagine being a police officer is not the easiest job out there, but law enforcement dealing with supernaturals? Yikes. That might be a nightmare come to life.
To Kill a Warlock was a pretty quick (206 pages on the Nook) read. The character of Dulcie was interesting. For the most part she was a strong female character and was a fairy, which was unique twist. Her best friend, Sam, was okay. She didn’t really add as much to the story as you might’ve expected from someone’s best friend. The addition of the character, Knight, was fantastic. He was easily my favorite in To Kill a Warlock. There was enough description and dialogue surrounding Knight that it made him easily likable.
I did not enjoy the formulaic paranormal love triangle. It irritated me to have to read that, since it’s obviously only there for suspense purpose and to get you to pick up the second book (A Tale of Two Goblins). Having the character seemingly confused about their feelings for more than one person never fails to make me roll my eyes and clench my jaw in order to continue reading.
The plot itself was an interesting one. The author did a good job explaining this new world without it being obvious that it was happening. The only criticism I have is that almost nothing was resolved by the end of To Kill a Warlock. Have I mentioned how much I hate cliffhangers?
So, I did like To Kill a Warlock (it was free after all). I just wasn’t overly impressed by it and really don’t have any interest in continuing to read the Dulcie O’Neil series. I would not recommend To Kill a Warlock unless you’re a hardcore paranormal romance fan and like the novels that strictly follow a formula.
3 out of 5 Bookmarks