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Book Review: Waking the Queen (Ride of the Darkyrie) by Saranna DeWylde

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Hear that? Hear what? Seriously, you must be kidding! Honey buns, it is the roar of sirens blazing an ass kickin’ trail to douse the inferno DeWylde ignited in her powerfully packed little serial. FDNY is working overtime to hose down the…never mind! Whew! Get it together and focus, Morasco, focus on the review not anything else. Not Channing Tatum in the role of Jason Grimes. Not even Jacob donning a FDNY uniform to saturate the flames. Mmm…

DeWylde definitely knows how to bring it with every tale she tells and Waking the Queen (Ride of the Darkyrie) knocks her into a stratosphere of epic decadence. I have to say, Hollywood would be remiss not to scoop this series up. Visions of Milla Jovovich or Jessica Biel in the role of Detective Brynn Hill dance in my noggin. Brynn is raw, resilient, sharp and witty!

DeWylde’s superb use of the English language, “like melted rubies splashed against snow,” conjures up a vivid canvas only she can execute.

Detective Brynn Hill is on the chase for an angel of mercy assassin who’s been targeting combat veterans. When Brynn has a murderer in her line of vision, there’s no escape. She’s a hunter of hunters: adjudicator, magistrate and slayer for individuals who slide through the fissures in the structure.

However Brynn’s angel of mercy eradicator isn’t what she appears. She is a Valkyrie assigned to transport immoral soldiers home and initiate Brynn’s voyage to ascension.

Brynn isn’t a mere cop . She isn’t just the unhinged spawn of a notorious serial killer. She is the Darkyrie Helreggin. The Queen of Hel born again to crate the malevolent that no other supremacy can. It’s her purpose to lead the warriors of the damned and justify a legacy that will transform the nine worlds eternally.

Provided that a damaged, shadowy, executioner doesn’t slaughter Brynn first.

Good gravy, DeWylde, do I have to sit patiently for the second installment? *hint*

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About Diane Morasco

Diane Morasco is a triple fusion ethnically – vanilla, caramel and chocolate – and creatively – designer, media proprietor and writer. Ms. Morasco was born in the juicy apple and with a panoramic view of the Hudson River still calls the city home. She is the Founder, CEO, Chief Creative Officer, and Publisher of J Fox Ink™ (JFI), Founder, CEO, Chief Creative Officer of Diane Morasco Enterprises™ (DME), which is the parent company of Morasco Media™ (MM), and The Book Resort™ (TBR). Ms. Morasco first cut her teeth interviewing the immensely talented cast members of Eureka, Warehouse 13, and Sons of Anarchy, as well as Kurt Sutter himself. She counts Ron Howard, Eddie McClintock and the Sons of Anarchy cast and team members for inspiring her to spread her wings into the film and television arena. She is the former Editor-in-Chief for Alwayz Therro Magazine, former reviewer for RT Book Review and still guest scribbles as her schedule permits for Blogcritics, Examiner, The New York Review of Books, and a sundry of periodicals. Ms. Morasco has a genuine fervor for animals, butter cream cupcakes, Supernatural, The Good Wife, Chicago Fire, Elementary, Castle, Major Crimes, Grimm, the beach, cinnamon gum, music, movies, shooting pool, hiking, Italy, HSN, QVC, and curling up near the ocean with a gripping novel !