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Though Storytellers will benefit from the material in this supplement, any fan of V20 can enjoy it. For a humorous take, check out Paths of Storytelling! This adventure offers a wealth of lore and possibilities and, as the adventures progressed, we offer more options for gut-punching scenes and opportunities for exploration. As the conclusion to the trilogy, I definitely encourage you to pick up Gauntlet of Spiragos Free! I do love a good Urban Fantasy me and this one, set in Brisbane, is totally rocking.
Excellent setting, brilliant world building and a main character I adored. Verity Fassbinder is sharp, witty and different — half human half Weyrd she hovers between two worlds sorting out problems, keeping people and everything else in line. She lives in the shadow of her good old Dad, doesnt suffer fools gladly and is impulsive enough to often get into trouble. The layers built into t I do love a good Urban Fantasy me and this one, set in Brisbane, is totally rocking.
The layers built into this imaginary world are rich and enticing — I especially enjoyed the politics of the Weyrd world, kind of like our own but with added spells and stuff. Descriptively speaking Vigil is a joy to read, Angela Slatter brings Brisbane to life in a beautifully fascinating way.
The story itself is highly addictive with lots of action and magical mayhem, enough reality to keep you grounded, an often emotional tug on the heartstrings and plenty going on — a near perfect set up to what I hope will be a long running series. The supporting cast of characters are all totally banging loved The Boatman more of him please — Vigil will cast its own spell on you as you read and you will be utterly captivated. This is what I like. Those days where the world we live in gets just a little too much, books like Vigil are exactly what you need to escape the rain.
Although watch out for them there Angels. May 19, Alexandra rated it it was amazing Shelves: Vigil is that story grown-up and turned into a novel, with at least two I believe more stories about Verity Fassbinder scheduled. This novel was sent to me by the publisher, as an uncorrected bound proof.
Also, I had the enormous privilege of reading it in draft form, which I just can't tell you how awesome that was.
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I have re-read it now partly because I have a bad memory and I knew the details had escaped me but that I loved it; partly because it's Angela Slatter and she always withstands re-reading; and partly because it was sent as a review copy, so of course I had to. It was mostly the first two, though.
Verity Fassbinder "has her feet in two worlds" - that of the Normal, where there is definitely no magic and the only things that go bump in the night are trees in the wind and possums in the bins, and that of the Weyrd. With the Weyrd, things going bump in the night may well be very old, very cranky, and very powerful.
Her father was Weyrd; he could change shape and he was a criminal, against both Normal laws and Weyrd customs. Verity is a wonderfully attractive heroine. She inherited strength from her father but violence is not always her first recourse in a dangerous situation; she's got a pretty short temper and little patience with bureaucracy and authority; she's a fierce friend and protector of her neighbours, single mum Mel and daughter Lizzie; she lives in a clapped-out old house in Brisbane's suburbs.
She has little interest in fashion, she's stubborn and determined, she's willing to compromise and admit when she's wrong. Basically she's human, with flaws and problems and the sorts of characteristics I would absolutely love in a friend. Slatter's plot is not at all straightforward. She starts with the scenario from "Brisneyland" - children going missing - and builds layer upon layer of Weyrd problems that may or may not be connected. The death of a siren hence the cover image , the disappearance of a young man, possibly random other deaths - all of which Fassbinder must solve, with varying levels of help and hindrance from a range of friends, acquaintances, enemies and bystanders.
It's a detective story with paranormal elements, and while that's not a unique proposition it's the setting and the side characters and of course Verity herself that make this wonderful. Brisbane is by no means a fast-paced city. Slatter has jokes about the places that do or do not get flooded; there's jokes and having to eat out before 8. Moving this to an American city would make it very different, and lose a lot of its charm; I hope that translates to non-Australian readers.
Verity is aided by Ziggi, driving an entirely disreputable taxi and watching her with his third eye; she's employed, kind of, by a Weyrd ex-boyfriend, Bela, who has some hidden depths and unexpected shallows. She's helped and hindered in sometimes equal proportions by the Norn sisters - home of an addictive caramel marshmallow log that I wonder whether Slatter has actually made - and has all-too-frequent dealings with Normal Detective Inspector McIntyre, who may very well be my favourite of all the side characters sorry Ziggi for her 'whisky-and-cigarettes voice' and her even lower interest in putting on a good appearance than Verity.
I really hope she continues to turn up throughout the series. I would swap her for Bela any day. Vigil is fast-paced, quirky, full of twists, and thoroughly grounded in Brisbane even if it is a somewhat imaginary Brisbane and the reality of immigrant Australia. I love it and I want more Verity. I love a dark gritty fantasy and Vigil delivered this with a witty, cynical heroine, Verity Fassbinder at its helm.
With a displaced childhood where her father betrayed her and his community, she's extremely protective of kids going missing, which is where the plot of the book is centred. As she navigates the supernatural underworld of Brisbane, she encounters a ra I love a dark gritty fantasy and Vigil delivered this with a witty, cynical heroine, Verity Fassbinder at its helm. As she navigates the supernatural underworld of Brisbane, she encounters a range of magical creatures, from golems, to witches, angels and sirens.
I loved seeing my city transformed into this gritty underworld and it was interesting seeing landmarks that I know dearly, which enraptured me to the story further. There's a lot packed in here with a mystery surrounding a missing child leading Verity all over the supernatural city, and some of the politics of the Weyrd committee kind of went over my head at times.
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Overall, I ended up enjoying this darker urban fantasy reminiscent of some of my favourite shows combined Angel, Jessica Jones and Veronica Mars. Check out Happy Indulgence Books for more reviews! Jun 18, Bec rated it really liked it. I didn't realise how much I would enjoy this book, otherwise I would've picked up this proof a lot sooner! It was a tantalising mixture of crime combined with the supernatural and I loved it! Verity is sarcastic and driven, and often I'd find myself laughing aloud at her observations or comments.
Plus, the supporting characters Bela, David, Ziggi, Mel and Lizzie and a whole host of others were incredible; all had their own quirks and personalities, I could visualise them alongside Ve 4. Plus, the supporting characters Bela, David, Ziggi, Mel and Lizzie and a whole host of others were incredible; all had their own quirks and personalities, I could visualise them alongside Verity without a problem.
It was also refreshing to read about mythological creatures like sirens, especially the way they're conveyed in Vigil: Not romanticised at all, especially by Verity's blatant, sarcastic voice. Overall I was thoroughly captured by this! I loved the mythology, the writing was excellent and engaging, and the story twisted in ways I didn't expect. I'll definitely be picking up the sequel when it comes out, but for now it looks like I'll have to wait!!
Vigil is out this month! If you enjoy crime, urban fantasy, or the supernatural, I am positive you will love this. View all 3 comments. The Verity Fassbinder series! Verity Fassbinder is the bomb! With her sarcastic wit, her deadpan humour and her sharp as a tack intuition, not to mention her resilience in the face of injury, near death and disgusting encounters, well, she really is a heroine worthy of some serious book stalking.
The interactions between her and the other characters she deals with in the Weyrd world were all so on point and effortlessly entertaining. I liked the little bit of romance that wove its way in for Verity, nothing too steamy, just meaningful and nice. My attention never wavered, this is one novel that held me captive from beginning to end and I am so keen to get cracking on the second instalment. The setting of Brisbane really grounded this novel for me, with the familiar landmarks and local lingo.
I just felt like I was able to connect so much more to the characters and the story than what I ever have before in an urban fantasy novel. If Vigil is anything to go by, this is a series I am going to willingly lose myself in. Fingers crossed Angela has plans to keep it going beyond book three. Thanks is extended to Hachette Australia for providing me with a copy of Vigil for review. View all 4 comments.
Dec 16, Lindsay rated it really liked it Shelves: An urban fantasy novel set in my hometown of Brisbane and written by one of my favourite writers who's also a local. Verity Fassbinder is a half-blood in a city with a large Weyrd population. She's also what passes for the law in the Weyrd community, working indirectly for the local Council of Five and responsible for keeping the Weyrd out of the public eye of the Normal population.
All of which gets very difficult with a spate of missing children and the body of a dead winged woman found outside An urban fantasy novel set in my hometown of Brisbane and written by one of my favourite writers who's also a local. All of which gets very difficult with a spate of missing children and the body of a dead winged woman found outside one of the city's most prestigious addresses. I'm a huge fan of Slatter's other work, most notably her Sourdough stories, so my expectations were quite high coming into this. A little bit too high unfortunately.
This is a competent urban fantasy book that features my home city as an almost tangible character, but it never really rises above the ordinary for the genre, and my familiarity with the setting blunts an element that's likely to be a little fantastic in itself. It's still pretty good, with a compelling main character and I'll most likely continue with the series.
This isn't a genre that I usually read, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story is well-crafted and tightly written, with a good dose of humour. Exposition of the other-worldly aspects is integrated well into the story. The central character of Verity is believable and likeable, and other characters are also well-drawn. I'll certainly be seeking out the next book in this series.
Jul 26, Mara rated it liked it Recommended to Mara by: I owe it to her for a new and exciting UF. Please read her review: I agree to the word to what she says. A good story, a better heroine, uneven pacing. To me there were some plot points that weren't that clear, mostly the reason why she keeps working for them a degree in art isn't a good excuse Plus some side characters were a bit too shallow, namely her boss and past lover.
I'm keen to read the next. Jul 08, Linda rated it really liked it. It's set in Brisbane, a welcome departure from the usual US-based stories. Verity, the protagonist, is a mixed blood, half Normal and half Weyrd. The fact that her We 3. The fact that her Weyrd father was a child-eating monster makes her a bit of a pariah in both worlds.
Well, it's more the fact that her father got caught and that she's half-Normal that damns her on the Weyrd side. She's brave and pretty kick-ass but has no real powers other than an unusual strength inherited from her father. So when her ex-lover and now boss sends her to investigate a series of disappearances and the murder of a siren, Verity has to use her smarts and some standard investigating techniques rather than any woo woo powers view spoiler [until she is given a powerful knife by the Boatman hide spoiler ].
Verity is quite likeable and smart. Add to that the fact that the book is well-written I do enjoy an author who correctly uses words like puissance and I'm well on my way to giving it four stars. The pacing was uneven at times but not enough to detract much from my enjoyment. I look forward to reading the next book, coming out later this month. View all 5 comments. Jul 20, Christine Bongers rated it it was amazing Shelves: Cracker of a read with kick-ass half-breed heroine Verity Fassbinder protecting the humans of Brisbane from the unseen Weyrd that dwell amongst us.
Not sure if it's destined for cult or classic status, but it's smart, sassy and wickedly funny and I can't wait for the next in the triology. Jul 18, Alan Baxter rated it really liked it Shelves: A superb urban fantasy with wonderful characters and a unique Australian voice. The setting of Brisbane is great and a really refreshing change. The first of a potential trilogy, I'm really looking forward to more. Jun 02, Mike rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book had the potential to end up as just another cookie-cutter urban fantasy, with a kickass heroine of mixed human and magical descent in the noir PI role, getting beaten up by monsters and eventually making the city safe for the innocent again.
Fortunately, the author is skilled enough to lift this classic formula to a new level, not just executing it flawlessly but adding a layer of depth that the thousands of UF clones out there seldom achieve. Primarily, I think, she achieves this by m This book had the potential to end up as just another cookie-cutter urban fantasy, with a kickass heroine of mixed human and magical descent in the noir PI role, getting beaten up by monsters and eventually making the city safe for the innocent again. Primarily, I think, she achieves this by making the characters' relationships rich, varied, powerful, and fundamental to the plot.
The protagonist's mother was missing from her life, and her father got arrested for the literal monster he was when she was still very young; she was raised by her grandparents. So far, nothing we haven't seen before. But then we get the solo mother next door and her daughter, who's a kind of niece to the protagonist, and whose actual aunt is toxic and crazy, and then we meet people who have dysfunctional families, who have happy families, who are alienated from their families, who have no families but have people they love who aren't genetic relatives Family, in all its many forms and manifestations, ties the whole story together and drives the plot, along with a theme of caring for and protecting the young, and what happens when you don't.
I did feel that the protagonist's own romantic relationship was underdeveloped, as was her love interest; he ended up, for me, being a genderflipped damsel in distress though the protagonist, to the author's credit, is not just an example of the Man With Boobs trope; far from it. I noticed in the afterword that he shares a name with the author's husband, so perhaps she has fallen into the trap of introducing someone she knows into her book and, therefore, not making them sufficiently real to the reader, who doesn't know them and can't fill in all the details for themselves.
That's a minor flaw, though, more than made up for by the book's many virtues. For example, it has a strong sense of place, as urban fantasy should. It's set in Brisbane, where I lived for most of a year albeit more than 25 years ago , so I have some sense of the city; the centrality of the river, the history of flooding, the different suburbs and their character all come through strongly. Not only that, but the tough, no-nonsense protagonist feels somehow Australian to me. I've met a number of Australian women like her, and she comes across as fully authentic and real.
All of this is conveyed through excellent prose, too. I received an advance copy via Netgalley for review, which often means wading through multiple typos and a swamp of homonym errors that haven't yet been through final copy edit, but I spotted very few issues indeed.
And the author is capable of a sentence like this: I had to look up "horrent" which means "like hair standing on end" , so this is an example of an author using a word I don't know rare , using an obscure word correctly also rare, sadly and doing so with a touch of clever wordplay. Overall, this is a fine start to a new urban fantasy series, which I'll be following with great interest. Part 1 of 3. A History Comic Books in America When the Black Baron will reappear in the Marvel Universe in we will be told that he can appear as vampire, werewolf, or human. In the vampire only some vague features of this Black Baron are conserved, in addition to the name.
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