The Blue Blazes
by Chuck Wendig
The Blue Blazes is the story of Mookie Pearl, a thug and solider for The Organization. The Organization runs all the gangs in New York City, and the cerulean trade. Cerulean allows the user the ability to see the things that come from below New York as they really are, while also giving the user certain... other powers. Mookie just wants to do right by his job. So when the Boss's grandson asks Mookie to find the mythical death's head, the only thing that may save the cancer stricken Boss and stop an all out gang war from erupting, Mookie does as he asks and makes a short trip to the underworld. All while his estranged daughter Nora is trying to make a move to take over the organization and get revenge against Mookie. I would best describe The Blue Blazes as a cross between The Dresden Files and The Godfather with a huge helping of originality thrown in. The writing is dark and at times quite funny, while the descriptions and dialogue are gritty and gothic. I look forward to what I hope becomes a new series. I would recommend Blue Blazes to someone who is looking for a more dark and gritty urban fantasy novel. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher.] -- recommended by Wyatt P. - Gere Branch Library
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