SFF

Hungry Ghosts

DAW. (Eric Carter, Bk. 3). Feb. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780756409418. pap. $7.99. FANTASY
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Necromancer Eric Carter is driving the roads of Mexico looking for the avatar of Santa Muerte, the former Aztec goddess of the dead worshipped throughout Latin America. He has vowed to kill her despite technically being married to her. She has manipulated Eric, leading him to her former power base in Mexico City and promising him that if he will slay her ex-husband, Mictlantecuhtli, he can save himself from the growing infection that is turning him to stone. And yet another Aztec god has made Eric promise to destroy both death gods and burn their palace to the ground.
VERDICT While Blackmoore provides the backstory on Carter's path to his current predicament (as traced in Broken Souls), this is probably not the place for new readers to jump in. The learning curve is complicated by the high number of Nahuatlan (Aztec language) words and names embedded throughout the author's refreshingly different worldbuilding.

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