Title: A Reaper's Tale
Author: Adam Slade
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Buy Link: Buy A Reaper's Tale: The Undecided Here!
Rating: You Need To Read
Reviewed By: Lupa
Even Grim Reapers have bad days on the job.
Mal has managed to stay out of the afterlife for 31 years, despite having been dead for the last three. He's a Grim Reaper, and while he may not be the most enthusiastic, he enjoys his "life" too much to give it up to death. But he's got a problem. A troubled young woman's soul becomes bonded to his, and a vicious demon is hired to retrieve it.
If Mal can't get her soul free in a hurry, he's doomed to share her destination, whether it be heaven or hell.
Mal's been a reaper for 3 years now, in that time he has had a few undecided souls to deal with but none of them is as interesting as his adventure with Amy.
When I first started to read this novella I was reminded of the television show Dead Like Me but as I read I found that this is a unique and delightful adventure. Now keep in mind the only correlation between the two is that both are modern tales of Grim Reapers.
As much as I love Mal and Xyla and D`agryn, I have to say that my favorite "character", pun intended, in the book has to be Charlie the undead cat. His reactions to the events unfolding around him are very funny and add a nice air of humor to the adventure.
Adam Slade has created a very enjoyable tale filled with enchanting demons, stressed out reapers and one humorous cat.
Well written and great details and a story that flows well A Reaper's Tale is a fantastic paranormal story.