Review: Trickster by Jeff Somers

Title: Trickster Series: Ustari Cycle #1 Author: Jeff Somers Published: February 26th 2013 by Pocket Books Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy Source: Netgalley Goodreads Amazon Book Depository Barnes and Noble IndieBound From master storyteller Jeff Somers comes a gritty new urban fantasy series starring a pair of unlikely heroes: low-life blood mages caught up in a violent scheme not of their own making. Lem has ethics in using his magic. Therefore Lem is hungry and broke most of the time. Ethics in the world of blood magic, however, is a gray area. While Lem will grift his way through life by using small glamours to make $1 bills appear as $20s, enabling him and his none-too-bright pal Mags to eat, he won’t use other people’s blood to cast. Stronger spells require more blood, and hardcore magicians use Bleeders or “volunteers” to this end. Not Lem. So when these down-and-out boon companions … read more

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