I’m a little late with this post but I just had to get this out! This was supposed to be posted on the 4th for the Blog Tour of White Trash Warlock by David Slayton with my book review. I loved this book so I’m going to get right to the post! I want to thank WriteReads for letting me participate and the author for sending me a review copy in exchange for my honest review.
White Trash Warlock
by David R. Slayton
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published: October 13, 2020
Guthrie was a good place to be from, but it wasn’t a great place to live, not when you were like Adam, in all the ways Adam was like Adam.
Adam Binder hasn’t spoken to his brother in years, not since Bobby had him committed to a psych ward for hearing voices. When a murderous spirit possesses Bobby’s wife and disrupts the perfect life he’s built away from Oklahoma, he’s forced to ask for his little brother’s help. Adam is happy to escape the trailer park and get the chance to say I told you so, but he arrives in Denver to find the local magicians dead.
It isn’t long before Adam is the spirit’s next target. To survive the confrontation, he’ll have to risk bargaining with powers he’d rather avoid, including his first love, the elf who broke his heart.
The Binder brothers don’t realize that they’re unwitting pawns in a game played by immortals. Death herself wants the spirit’s head, and she’s willing to destroy their family to reap it.
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I don’t like to give too much away when I’m writing these reviews. I would have so many things to tell about this book.
Adam is a character that comes to life on the page and pulls the story along so perfectly. You can feel the struggles he’s had to overcome in finding himself. The anger that he feels towards his family is something that is relatable to a lot of people.
The story overall is one that I think will resonate for a long time. The lore that is brought out, the use of elements of witchcraft that are familiar to anyone that’s watched ‘The Craft’, and the characters all culminate in a story that you don’t want to end.
I loved the weaving of reality and magic in this urban fantasy novel. The threat that is faced is told in great detail so that you can full the evil along with Adam and his family. Don’t get me started on the end. The end! It was a -chef’s kiss- kind of ending. The twists and turns…wow. One of the best fantasy novels I read in a long time, White Trash Warlock is a must read.
About the Author
I grew up in Guthrie, Oklahoma, where finding fantasy novels was pretty challenging and finding fantasy novels with diverse characters was downright impossible. Now I live in Denver, Colorado and write the books I always wanted to read.
My debut fantasy, WHITE TRASH WARLOCK, is available now from Blackstone Publishing in paperback, ebook, and audio.
In addition to writing, I have taught workshops and appeared on panels at Denver Pop Culture Con, the Pikes Peak Writers Conference, the League of Utah Writers Quills Conference, and the Seymour Agency Winter Retreat. By day I’m a software implementation consultant.
I love connecting with readers, librarians, and booksellers.