Tuesday, October 25, 2011

REVIEW: Hellforged by Nancy Holzner

By Nancy Holzner
Book 2 Deadtown Series
Publisher: Ace
Release Date: December 28, 2010

After Vicky banished her demon nemesis to the fiery depths of Hell, she thought life would return to normal. But considering she has a werewolf lawyer boyfriend, a zombie apprentice who’s angling to become a pop star, and an eccentric vampire roommate, what is normal, anyway?
Then the supposedly banished Hellion starts to trespass in Vicky’s dreams—just as several of Deadtown’s zombies are viciously attacked and become really dead. When Vicky realizes she’s the only connection between the victims, she suspects that the demon is somehow working through her dreams to become Deadtown’s living nightmare.
What she doesn’t know is that her old enemy brings with it a force more terrifying—and deadly—than anything she’s battled before.

For most of Hellforged the cast is pretty small. We don’t get to see much of the secondary characters, since Vicky spends a large part of the book in Wales studying with her Aunt Mab.

The first part Hellforged is in Boston and there is something killing the zombies in Deadtown. And something even weirder is going on with Vicky’s roommate, Juliet. Vicky’s not sure if two things are connected and asks for info from Detective Daniel about the zombie cases.

Speaking of Daniel, things between him and Vicky are still just friendly until she tells him that she is leaving town for a few weeks. He gives her a toe curling kiss to remember him by while she is gone.

Kane is still in Washington, DC working on civil rights for the paranormal community. He and Vicky talk whenever their busy schedules allow them. And that’s about all for the romance department until the last half of the book.

After speaking with her Aunt, Vicky makes a quick flight to Wales to get help with a past evil. This part of Hellforged was a little slow but we get to learn a little more about Mab and meet a new evil character that Vicky battles throughout the book.

Once Vicky gets on the airplane to return to Boston the action doesn’t stop. The bad guys are taken down and a there is a few new develops in the romance department. There are a few unanswered questions about the weirdness that is going on with Juliet and a great setup for the 3rd book in the series, Bloodstone.

I have Bloodstone sitting on my shelf and I can’t wait to dig in to see what happens next. I love this series. Fans of Urban Fantasies like Kate Daniels and Jaz Parks will want to check this series out.


  1. Oooh, I so can't wait to read this series. SOON! Thanks for the great review! :)

  2. Love Kate Daniels, guess that means this is right up my alley! Nice review!


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