Angel Dance

The difficult we can do immediately; the impossible takes just a little more time.

John G. Hartness
Angel Dance

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Note: The series has been combined into box sets. Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter Omnibus Volume One contains the first 12 novellas of the series.

Publisher’s Synopsis:
From the pages of Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter comes this thrilling new dark fantasy series!

They are humanity’s defense against the supernatural. They are the light in the darkness. They are the guardians that walk in the night. They are The Shadow Council.

His father called him Adam. The people called him monster. History gave him only his father’s name. Quincy Harker calls him friend.

He is Adam, the greatest creation and greatest failure of Victor Frankenstein. Trapped in a life he never sought, in a world that will never understand him, he roams the earth searching for understanding, searching for his own humanity.

And now he roams the streets of New Orleans searching for a missing Archangel and a trumpet that can herald the coming of the Apocalypse.

Adam’s task in the Quest for Glory is to find Sealtiel, the Herald of Heaven, and bring the angel to Quincy Harker to unlock the mysteries that will restore Glory’s divinity. But dark forces are at work in the Crescent City, and magic-users are dying in horrible ways all over town. Will Adam find the angel before the last note is still in the city of jazz?

Point of view:
1st person. Entirely from Adam’s perspective.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
This is book 11 in the Quincy Harker Demon Hunter series by John G. Hartness. It’s also part 3 of a four part story arc spanning books 9-12. As such, there may be spoilers to earlier books in my review.

Frankenstein’s creature, a voodoo priestess, a monster-hunting nun, and a demon walk into a bar…

Adam is in New Orleans trying to hunt down another missing archangel and, of course, gets side tracked into additional missions. Although well meaning, his appearance means that most people are afraid of him and he has few friends. When one dear to him mysteriously dies it soon becomes apparent that events are not as unrelated as it first seems.

I love the investigation, mystery, suspense, action – and of course the humor. While short, these stories really pack a punch.

This book is a great example of why I enjoy James Anderson Foster’s narrations. While this is set in the Quincy Harker world, it’s entirely from Adam’s POV. Foster brings a distinct performance in voice, inflection, personality, and emotion highlighting the difference in Hartness’s characters. Outstanding listen.

About the author:
John G. Hartness is a teller of tales, a righter of wrong, defender of ladies’ virtues, and some people call him Maurice, for he speaks of the pompatus of love. He is also the award-winning author of the urban fantasy series The Black Knight Chronicles, the Bubba the Monster Hunter comedic horror series, the Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter dark fantasy series, and many other projects. He is also a cast member of the role-playing podcast Authors & Dragons, where a group of comedy, fantasy, and horror writers play Dungeons & Dragons. Very poorly.

In 2016, John teamed up with a group of other publishing industry ne’er-do-wells and founded Falstaff Books, a small press dedicated to publishing the best of genre fiction’s “misfit toys.” Falstaff Books has since published over 50 titles with authors ranging from first-timers to NY Times bestsellers, with no signs of slowing down any time soon.

In his copious free time John enjoys long walks on the beach, rescuing kittens from trees and playing Magic: the Gathering. John’s pronouns are he/him.

You can connect with John G. Hartness here:

About the narrator:
Dubbed “the Hardest Working Man in Audiobooks,” James Anderson Foster has won or been nominated for every major award in the audiobook industry, and was one of those kids who actually lettered in drama way back in High School (and if you ask nicely, he might even tell you just how far back that was).

Since that time, he’s done most of his acting behind a microphone, and has narrated audiobooks for a variety of publishers, across nearly all genres – both fiction and non.

My Favorite Quotes

“Fool, this New Orleans,” another one of the boys on the porch said, laughing. “Everybody know magic real, fool. We all got a granny or aunt doing the root. You don’t believe in magic, you ain’t been in Nola long.”

“The difficult we can do immediately; the impossible takes just a little more time.”

“How’s it hanging, big guy? Don’t answer that. You can get kinda literal at times, and there are some things I really don’t want to know.”

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