Book 3 in The Case Files of Justis Fearsson, the critically acclaimed contemporary fantasy series from fantasy all star David B Coe A hardboiled, magic using private detective fights dark sorcerers in Phoenix, Arizona.Justis Fearsson is a weremyste and a private detective He wields potent magic, but every month, on the full moon, he loses his mind His battles with insBook 3 in The Case Files of Justis Fearsson, the critically acclaimed contemporary fantasy series from fantasy all star David B Coe A hardboiled, magic using private detective fights dark sorcerers in Phoenix, Arizona.Justis Fearsson is a weremyste and a private detective He wields potent magic, but every month, on the full moon, he loses his mind His battles with insanity have already cost him his job as a cop he can t afford to let them interfere with his latest case Phoenix has become ground zero in a magical war, and an army of werecreatures, blood sorcerers, and necromancers has made Jay its number one target When he is hired to track down a woman who has gone missing with her two young children, he has a hunch that the dark ones are to blame But then he s also brought in by the police to help with a murder investigation, and all the evidence implicates this same woman Soon he is caught up in a deadly race to find not only the young family, but also an ancient weapon that could prove decisive in the looming conflict Can he keep himself alive long enough to reach the woman and her kids before his enemies do And can he claim the weapon before the people he loves, and the world he knows, are lost in a storm of flame, blood, and darkest sorcery The Case Files of Justis FearssonSpell Blind His Father s EyesShadow s BladeAbout Shadow s Blade Coe balances wit and drama, gives his female characters plenty of agency, and even throws in a bit of The Maltese Falcon via a powerful object everyone desires This noir tinged urban fantasy with real feeling magic and multiple moral quandaries is highly recommended Publishers WeeklyAbout Spell Blind, Book One in the Case Files of Justis Fearsson Justis is on the streets and has never been so cool I can t wait for his next adventure Patricia Briggs, 1 New York TimesBest Seller Coe brings deep knowledge of both fantasy and mystery to his well structured first urban fantasy novel He tells an entertaining story with a good mystery at its core Publishers WeeklyAbout David B Coe s Rules of Ascension War and politics, love and magic, all drawn in detail against a vividly imagined feudal background A complex and excellent book David Drake, author of Lord of the Isles epic a world of rival nobles, sinister mages, and a few men and women of courage and conviction Well developed characters and an intriguing political background Library Journal
Shadow s Blade Book in The Case Files of Justis Fearsson the critically acclaimed contemporary fantasy series from fantasy all star David B Coe A hardboiled magic using private detective fights dark sorcerers in
Another good addition to this series Except now I have concerns, because Justis has leveled up way too much by the end, which often means things are going to be pretty ho-hum going forward. Here's hoping that isn't the case for this series.
I liked it. It was a satisfying ending of the initial arc while still leaving room for more books if the series continues.
Strong beginning with a mother and children in jeopardy. Sucked me right in. I really enjoy the magic and gripping action scenes (often magical duels) in this series. The new character, Gracie, was very well done, prickly and believable--to the point where Billie started to look a bit bland I also really like Justis's relationship with his troubled weremyste father.Quibble: I had a bit of trouble investing in the mystery element--magic weapon, blah, blah, blah. Seen this so many times before.
Buena historia, que empieza con un secuestro (desaparición) de una madre y sus hijos y que se complica cada vez más con la inclusión de muchos interesados en l suerte de esa familia. Lo único malo es que el protagonista ha subido tantos niveles de experiencia en un solo libro que los siguientes, si hay, van a ser contra enemigos demasiado poderosos, y a ver cómo maneja eso el autor. B+
Sad to see this series end, for the most part I wasn't as fond of it, but David B Coe's ability to tell an amazing story is why it has a 4. He has a way with words that could make any story worth reading, even it isn't something that one is fond of.
I read this book in 4 hours. It is as good as #1 and #2, if not better. I hope happen Coe change his stories a little bit for the next book, because soon this become formula. Still really good urban fantasy.
This series feels a little bit like a mash up of Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid and Jim Butcher's Dresden Files. It's excellent.
Frustrated that there isn't a #4 ready for me to read. I am thoroughly enjoying this series. The writing holds true through each title. Looking forward to the next one.
Before starting this book I remember glancing through a few reviews of it on , on . Popular, they claimed that this was the best Fearsson novel to date, maybe even Coe's best yet. After the first 60-70 pages, I have to admit, I was far from convinced.I mean, it was good, but it'd also taken me three days to reach that point; I was by no means flying through it. Shadow's Blade also features a return adversary from the previous story. As a veteran of Coe's Thieftaker series--penned under the pseud [...]
Shadow's Blade by David B. CoeThis is an urban fantasy with "were" and runemysters which are for want of a better definition magic casters. Coe has developed his own lexicon for the Justin Fearsson Investigations Inc. story line. Justin, as a magic wielding private eye, is enveloped in a life threatening case by, a heart is not gold, gangster who is not a black arts practitioner. Justin is tasked to find a missing woman and her children. Coe has an appealing style that draws you in quickly and t [...]
David B. Coe has a third tale of PI Justis Fearsson, and ex-cop, weremyste able to work magic. This time the case involves a woman with two kids on the run, mainly because she’s found Shadow’s Blade (hard from Baen) and some very bad blood mages are after her, including one who can totally drain a person’s blood with a touch and use it to create powerful spells. There’s a trail of dead bodies, and the bad guys even use helicopters. There’s a trail of dead bodies around Phoenix, includi [...]
Note: I did not read the first book in the series.Fearsson is a Private Investigator, an ex-cop, and a magic welding sorcerer. He is brought into a new case of a rogue mom with two kids trying to run away from other were-creatures and magic users. The book is surprisingly good - it really sucked me into it and I didnt even notice that I was getting to the end!*I got this book through GoodRead's Giveaways - an excellent source of interesting books!
3.5 starsA good conclusion to what I hope is only stage 1 of Justis's files. I rated this one a 3.5 because the big climax is a result of what seems to be a sudden jump in skill. Otherwise, it is a well written tale with engaging characters, except for the bad guys, who are REALLY bad, in both actions and intentions.
I enjoyed this book a great deal. I think this author just gets better with each new book. The writing on Shadow's Blade is great, the plot intriguing, and the characters strong Can't wait to read more from this author!
Having not read the other books in this series, I was surprised at how easy it was to dive into this new world and enjoy it. Excellent story that is well told. I'll have to pick up the rest of this series and add this author on my list of those to watch.
Write faster, David! I really like this series. A little bit of everything.