Prophecy Allocation Series

Hot Love Inferno

by Nicky Blue

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How twisted do you like your fairy tales?

A half-woman, half-cockroach fused in a bizarre gardening accident? That would be Mrs Jittery Twitch, dwelling in the shadows of our misdeeds. If in danger, you can call upon her help… all she asks is your soul as payment. But she’s just a legend, so no need to worry.

Barry Harris is a 28-year-old man, still living with his dear old mum in a little flat above a hairdresser. His obsession with Star Trek and the martial arts won’t help him when he’s forced out on a date.
And nobody knows about the weird string of events that’s about to put everyone’s lives in danger. A trio of samurai warriors and the strangest offer of help lead Barry on a perilous mission to save the day.

(This book is the second in the Prophecy Allocation series but works fine as a standalone read.)

Warning: The book is written in British English. All British slang terms are helpfully translated for the international reader, along with a short explanation of why British people are a little strange. 

I’m not sure where to start on this review. This was a strange book and I knew that going into it.

I have to be honest and say that I often felt lost and confused feeling like I had missed something and had to go back and reread, only to see that I did not miss any transition. Barry was a character that I felt often lacked real depth, but every once in awhile he did come out of his shell and proved to have a backbone,

I did enjoy the humor. I have a dark twisted sense of humor and that part was lots of fun for me to read. The end of the book I found to be enjoyable as well and I really liked the way the story was wrapped up.

I also had a problem with a part in the story where Star Trek Voyager was mentioned and then they stated that Spock was the favorite character. Spock was not in Voyager.

I think in the end the style of this book was just not for me, but I believe that this book will be loved by dark humor, sci-fi loving ninjas.

I also listened to the first book on Audible. I was hoping maybe it would fill in some of the gaps of the second book. I did not enjoy the story of the first book much at all, but I did enjoy the reader. I felt he did a great job and it was very easy to listen to the story and follow along.

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