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April 8, 2010

Don’t Kill The Messenger (Messenger Series Book 01) by Eileen Rendahl

Filed under: Reviews-Paranormal,Reviews-Urban Fantasy — Suramya @ 8:06 PM

Don’t Kill The Messenger (Messenger Series Book 01)
by Eileen Rendahl


The first in a fantastic new paranormal series about a messenger from the supernatural underworld. Melina Markowitz is a Messenger, a go-between for paranormal forces and supernatural creatures. Problem is, when a girl’s a go-between, it’s hard not to get caught in the middle… When ninjas steal an envelope from Melina, her search leads her to a Taoist temple in Old Sacramento, where the priests seem to practice Zen and the art of mayhem. Melina learns from the handsome ER doctor (and vampire) who gave her the envelope that it contained talismans created by the priests to control Chinese vampires, who are attacking gang members to spark a street war. Although he may look more like a surfer than a cop, Ted Goodnight is dead serious about investigating the surge in gang violence. At every turn he runs into Melina, a very attractive-and very mysterious-young woman. Can Melina enlist his help to battle something he doesn’t even believe in without blowing her cover?

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This was the first book by this author that I have read and I must say that I loved it. The book is a first person account of Melina Markowitz who is sort of a supernatural gofer. This is a new way of looking at the supernatural world and as far as I know no such character exists in any other book/series. Melina is a person who had a near-death experience when she was three and that gave her the ability to detect supernatural elements and gave her the responsibility to deliver any message given to her by an arcane being. I liked the book and the characters in it. They are mostly well rounded and not the usual two dimensional beings that some of the books have. The heroine has a mouth on her but her comments and sassyness is not over the top but was actually funny. Final recommendation: A good book, recommend it highly. Will be adding the author to my must read list of authors.

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