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Undeading Bells

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Undeading Bells (2019) Drew Hayes

Undeading BellsIt’s almost time: Fred and Krystal’s wedding day is almost here!

Geez, Freddy, all those old movies you love, maybe work some classic action flicks in there occasionally. I’m more or less a parahuman secret agent and long-time loner on the verge of settling down with someone I really love, which means it feels like fate is just waiting for the chance to snatch it away.

But there’s plenty to do before the big day arrives: choose a location and caterer in Boarback, hire a new assistant for Fred’s accounting business, view a possible new venture for Amy, and have an unexpected adventure, all the while looking out for some of the enemies both Fred and Krystal have accumulated.

Couple things to note: it’s finally noted that Sally is growing up. For a couple of books she either didn’t appear or was seemingly in stasis, but she is now (I believe) a pre-teen. I still am kinda weirded out by Gideon in all of this, but I kinda think I’m supposed to be.

Additionally, although the story does not end on a cliffhanger, there are a lot of unresolved issues to deal with in the next book. Since he only seems to publish one Fred book a year, this is something you might want to be aware of.

But mostly it’s just as lovely a romp as the previous books.

You’ve got a whole day to be anxious, so don’t use it all up tonight. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.

The punishment is annoying, not painful. Worse jobs, extra shifts, maybe a few weeks training with me if you’ve really pissed somebody off, but they’re not going to hurt her. We still have an HR department.”

If you haven’t already discovered this series, don’t start here. Go back to The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant and read your way forward. It’s fun–what more could you want out of a story?
Rating: 8/10

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