Friday, June 28, 2019

Review: The Gauntlet: The Soppranaturale Series

The Gauntlet: The Soppranaturale Series The Gauntlet: The Soppranaturale Series by Ashley Pagano
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"The Gauntlet: The Soppranaturale Series"
by Ashley Pagano

Vampires, faeries, witches, werewolves and shape-shifters all exist together in this paranormal thriller. A supernatural refuge masked as a hotel, The Soppronaturale, harbors these mythical entities who work together to keep the secrets of their magical realm from the rest of the world. Two faeries, Link and Ommily, take center stage in "The Gauntlet" and in no time the reader is dazzled by the hotel inhabitants, deeply invested in the conflict and anxiously anticipating the revelation of the fate of Link and Ommily. It has been a good long while since a metaphysical novel has been unique enough to keep my attention but Ashley Pagano pulled it off here. Everything from plot flow to character development and dialogue is spot-on in a vivid display of fiction writing talent.

Something that struck me as funny; does it seem silly to anyone else that an author has to put the obligatory "All characters and events in this story are fictitious" disclaimer in a novel about faeries and werewolves? The realities of a litigious society, I suppose.

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