This was my second time reading Charming by Elliott James. It’s the first book in his Pax Arcana urban fantasy series, which came out in 2013. It is about an ex-Templar who is half werewolf. He meets a valkyrie and they work together to stop an evil vampire.
I’ve been trying to go back to a lot of books I read prior to starting the blog. Eventually, all the books I have read will have reviews. It’s a process that I don’t expect to be done quickly.
Perhaps I would have gone on to read book two, because book three is coming out this year, but our public library doesn’t have it. Anyway, I have mixed feelings about this book. I enjoyed it overall, and I would read the next one if given the opportunity, but I think this book could have been a little better.
As you can see, my dislikes were outweighed by my likes. I think it is definitely a book worth reading if you haven’t yet. You may not have the same dislikes as I had.
An army brat and gypsy scholar, ELLIOTT JAMES is currently living in the blueridge mountains of southwest Virginia. An avid reader since the age of three (or that’s what his family swears anyhow), he has an abiding interest in mythology, martial arts, live music, hiking, and used bookstores. Irrationally convinced that cellphone technology was inserted into human culture by aliens who want to turn us into easily tracked herd beasts, Elliott has one anyhow but keeps it in a locked tinfoil covered box which he will sometimes sit and stare at mistrustfully for hours. Okay, that was a lie. Elliott lies a lot; in fact, he decided to become a writer so that he could get paid for it.