is a fun, entertaining urban fantasy novel that starts off with a bang and rarely slows down. Matt Forbeck
gives the reader a great feel for what it’s like to gamble and party in Vegas, and combines this with an exciting and action-packed plot. As someone who’s spent a good amount of time in the “City of Lost Wages,” I felt that Matt Forbeck
recreated the atmosphere of the place very effectively, even while adding a few fictional casinos (and of course, well, magic
) on the Strip. A large part of the first half of Vegas Knights
is one long and excellent action scene that’s genuinely exciting and impossible to put down… Unfortunately things take a turn for the worse in the second half of Vegas Knights
. The novel starts out as a fun, somewhat shallow but very entertaining magic-in-Vegas caper, but it turns just a bit too silly and frankly verging on the ridiculous towards the end… if you don’t take it too seriously, you’ll have a blast with this novel. Vegas Knights
is far from perfect, especially towards the end, but it’s hard to imagine a more appropriate book to bring along and read by the pool if you’re planning a Vegas trip.Read the entire review here!Disclaimer: the publisher of this novel sent me a free e-copy for review.
Next up: my review of "Soft Apocalypse" by Will McIntosh will appear on tor.com later this week, and currently I'm reading "The Quantum Thief" by Hannu Rajaniemi, also for tor.com.