Angel’s Ink filled in all the background information that I wanted when I read Asylum Interviews:Bronx. Angel’s Ink also filled in the blanks for this book. Both Trixie and Bronx can be read as stand alone stories without any problem. However I do recommend you read Angel’s Ink first. Gage, the ex-warlock, finds himself embroiled in a situation between a vampire and her nest.
I don’t know if Jim Butcher’s books have influenced Ms. Drake but there are some similarities particularly with both main protagonists and their inability to submit willingly to authority. With that said, Ms. Drake’s books are different and highly enjoyable.
Bronx who we met in his book, is a steadfast companion and always has Gage’s back. The loyalty is admirable. We meet Trixie who immediately intrigues Gage. I like the emotions and the interactions between characters in Ms. Drake’s books.
If I can be so bold to suggest a future story, one giving more background on the mysterious Chang would be very enjoyable. The books are in the same family as Jim Butcher but with plenty of differences.
I highly recommend the book.
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