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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

DNF Review : Ni'il - The Awakening by James Boyle

Title : Ni'il : The Awakening
Author : James Boyle
Publisher : IUniverse
Genre : Dark Fantasy
ISBN : 978-1440108679
Series : #1 in Ni'il Series
Release Date : December 2, 2008
Rating : 1/5 Stars - Couldn't Get Into It

Description from Amazon

When several people are brutally killed in the town of Placerton, on the isolated Oregon coast, most locals think a rogue bear or cougar is roaming the forested hills near town. Police Chief Dan Connor is not so sure. He has witnessed some very strange things lately, such as disembodied voices, muttering a strange foreign language and an old Indian man who seems to be near every crime scene, but disappears before he can be questioned.Dan's investigation takes him to the local Sihketunnai Indians and their legend of the Ni'il, magical shamans charged with maintaining the balance between humans and the natural world. According to the elders, one of the Ni'il is responsible for the murders and intends to kill everyone in the community. It is Dan's job to stop it.It sounded unbelievable, but was the only explanation that fit the facts.As a violent Pacific storm crashes ashore, cutting off power and washing out roads-cutting the town off from the outside world--Dan finds himself entering a strange world of myth and magic that was not covered in his police training. He must use all his wits and new-found powers to save himself and his community from the Ni'il. 


At first I was really interested in what was going to happen in this book, especially when there was a mystery of missing dogs all over the town.  I'm an animal lover, and I certainly wanted to make sure those dogs were still alive, and well.  Despite by interest in what was going to happen, I became bored with this book.  I couldn't relate to any of the characters, and didn't really like the main character, Dan, either.

I may decide to give this one another try, just to see what is really going on in the town of Placerton.  I'm still sort of curious as to where all of the dogs are disappearing to.

I don't want you to turn this book away merely because I had no interest in it, in fact, I want you to give it a try.  I encourage you to try this book, and link back your reviews so that we can compare our opinions.

Where did I get this book? :

I received my copy for review from the author for a blog tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotions.

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