Plagued by a trio of murderous ghosts, Arthur has bigger problems than your average teenager. Young love, wild hormones, and The System haunt him, but those phantoms are nothing compared to the concern he has when watching the darkened corners and deep shadows around him. These spaces are now consumed by a spectral evil seemingly hell-bent on destroying everyone he loves.
As the bodies pile up, Arthur distances himself from his roommate, Connor, a pyromaniac crack-baby with destructive tendencies, and his girlfriend, Melanie, an all-American Satanist with a hidden agenda. He embarks upon a grisly odyssey of self-discovery in hopes of burying the past, cleansing his soul, and obliterating the blood-thirsty spirits once and for all.
Before I begin this review I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to Michael’s family and friends for your loss. Michael passed away on March 31st of this year after a long battle with cancer. From all the tweets, posts, write ups…etc… that I have read, the world has lost an exceptional human being that was loved by all he knew.
So it is with bitter-sweetness that I write this review. This is the first book I had read by Michael and I absolutely loved it. Right from the beginning Michael’s characters stood out as fully developed and three dimensional. I especially liked Arthur and Connor, especially all that they had gone through in their lives up to this point, how they had come to trust one another and how they stick together through thick and thin.
The story was fast paced, with a few twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. The story gained steam as more was revealed and it never lagged for me, I was always looking forward to what was going to happen next.
I mean how can you not love a story that has modern day Satanists performing blood rituals, drinking blood, human sacrifice and their daughters being violated by all the men in the coven. Great stuff.
After reading “Lambs” I will definitely be tracking down Michael’s back catalog to see what I have been missing.
If you love your books wildly entertaining, with great characters and a fresh exciting story line you mush definitely check out “Lambs”, I highly recommend it.