Monday, May 06, 2013
Angel's Ink by Jocelynn Drake
Angel's Ink: The Asylum Tales, Jocelynn Drake. New York: HarperCollins Publishers: 2012. ebook, 310 pps.
Angel's Ink is the first of a trilogy written by Jocelynn Drake. It is urban fantasy at it's best. In the techno world where some magic works, Gage makes his living as a tattoo artist who gives a bit of a zing along with the body art. An elven beauty by the name of Trixie and the troll Bronx are his employees. Gideon is his watcher from the Towers and his nemesis.
The trouble starts with a tattoo of angel wings-- with a bit of a zing-- done on the back of a female patron. The trouble doesn't end there. Along the way are complainers, snobs, an old woman and a talking cat, werewolves, an ex-mentor, and some good old fashioned hullabaloo.
sapphoq reviews says: I enjoyed Angel's Ink. I was quickly immersed into the world that Jocelynn Drake created with an urban buzz and equally quickly involved with the serpentine plot. Angel's Ink is the first of a trilogy subtitled The Asylum Tales. There are also two short stories available which contribute nicely to the series. For those who like a bit of gritty with their fantasy, highly recommended.