I’m back with another book review and this time it is for The Hangman: Vengeance by Dee Rose. I read this book during a readathon because it fit the prompt for paranormal elements and boy were there a lot of them!
Synopsis: The Hangman has returned from the unknown dimension he was sent to at the end of The Death Brothers: A Supernatural Awakening. Now, he only has vengeance on his mind for the people, who tricked him that he once considered friends and allies. They include the heroes; The Grand Librarian, Alexander Merryweather, the demon hunter, Father Tom Padilla, Susan Taki, and reluctantly, the vampire slayer, Jericho Caine.
Leechadon the Soul Eater, a powerful demon and the new leader of the underworld, uses the opportunity to attack the Earth by bringing together four allies of his own. They are; the vampire lord Dracool, a witch named Alina, a zombie leader, Deadric, and a demon lord, Gregor. If they can work together, they represent the greatest threat to humanity that has ever been assembled.
Leechadon strikes a deal with Hangman to help get his revenge in exchange for the Hangman agreeing not to interfere with Leechadon’s plans for the Earth. The past, present, and future play relevant parts in this adventure. Allegiances are tested as both, humans and supernatural forces, clash in this epic finale to the Hangman series.
I thought that this book was pretty fun. It’s not the first book in the series but I went into it not having read the others and I believe it gave enough backstory throughout the book that it worked as a stand alone as well.
There were all sorts of paranormal elements to this one. We got to see demons, vampires, witches, and zombies! They made for a nice mixture of enemies and I wasn’t really sure who to root for. The Hangman is kind of an anti-hero because he is just out for vengeance. You know that he started out as a good man with good intentions but all the stuff that happened to him just made him into the man he is and you better watch out because he is coming for you.
There was a lot of action in the book and the pace of the plot never really let up. I think it could have used a little bit more development/growth with some of the characters so that you could get attached to them a bit more.
Overall, it wasn’t amazing (still good though) but it definitely makes me want to explore more paranormal books after reading this one!
Book Rating: 3/5
Disclaimer: I was sent this book in ebook format by the author to read and give an honest review.
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