I received this book for free from Given to me in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Dust Devils by Jonathan Janz
Published by Flame Tree Press on June 13, 2019
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Also by this author: The Siren and The Specter, The Sorrows
Cody wants to regain his self-respect. Willet just wants his father's leg back. Both of them are tracking a band of traveling actors who leave carnage and heartbreak in their wake. The dust devils. When the actors came to town and recruited his wife for a plum role, Cody Wilson had no idea they would seduce and murder her. Eight-year-old Willet Black was equally unsuspecting the night the devils destroyed his family's ranch and slaughtered everyone he loved. Now Cody and Willet are bent on revenge, but neither of them suspects the true nature of their five adversaries. For Adam Price and his actors are older than the deserts and mountains over which they ride. Feeding on the young old and alike, their taste for human flesh is insatiable, and their lust for comely young women is consuming. Even if word of their atrocities were to spread, it would take an army to oppose them. But it is 1885 in the wilds of New Mexico, and there is no help for Cody and Willet. The unlikely pair must make a stand and face an unfathomable evil. They must destroy the dust devils or die trying. But there is something even worse than being murdered by monsters. There is damnation. FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
Here is what I thought
I seem to be a little hit or miss with this author so I was kind of worried about this one but everyone I know that has read it enjoyed it so I hoped I would and I did!! 🙂
So it’s set in the old west and about a guy named Cody and he wants revenge on a group of vampires that came to his town as traveling actors and killed his wife. Along the way he meets a young boy who wants revenge on them for killing his family. They are attacked by the vampires and hold their own and kill one, but now the group of vampires want to kill them.
So I feel like there isn’t a huge plot to this story except for Cody trying to kill vampires and vampires trying to kill Cody and lots of blood, guts and gore, but I really liked it…lol. Cody tries his best to protect those around him but it doesn’t always go the way he wants it. The vampires pretty much wipe out a whole town while trying to kill Cody.
It’s full of lots of action from the very beginning and doesn’t quite till the end. It’s definitely not one for those who don’t like a lot of gore in their horror books.
I can’t say that I was a huge fan of Cody, I mean he was okay and I wanted him to survive but he wasn’t a great character. My favorite was one that wasn’t in the story to much but she makes an impact and that was Marguerite, the crossbow welding bar owner! 🙂 She was pretty cool!
Not really much more to say about this one except if you like the sounds of it grab it’s cool! 🙂