Black Wings – Meh!

Black Wings (Chooser of the Slain, #5).
By Michael Anderle.
My rating ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars.

Valerie Kearie is still dealing with the issues behind her brother’s pain.

Unfortunately, another group has decided to “elevate” the poor, the weak, and the easily susceptible and help them achieve greatness.

Or Death.

They do not care which.

Introducing a new drug, Ambrosia, to the streets of America provides the organization with money and cannon fodder, so what’s the downside?

Valerie and Jake must work with a foreign agency to outwit, outthink, and out gun the mastermind.

Can Jake and Valerie help and still keep Valerie’s secret?

Kat hasn’t gone away.

In fact, Kat is still with Hawk, making his life a living nag-fest.

Will Kat help or hinder the investigation?

Jake is supporting Valerie for the moment, but where will he need to be when the chips fall?

When the Chooser of the Slain is on an operation, everyone needs to keep their wits about them.

This was a meh book indeed.

I was hoping that we would get some actual character development and advancement for Kearie but after she got robbed of her wings by Oden nothing, apart from the hint that they may grow back, really happens.

The author seemed to try and build things up with this Ambrosia thing, I was sure Kaerie would be injected and turn into some uber-valkyrie, but in the end it just puttered out into nothing really.

The Valkyrie living inside Kearie is cool though. Her comments are fun and I quite like when Kaerie goes full valkyrie.

Unfortunately the story is a lot of rinse and repeat of previous books. Kearie is trying to hide her powers from Viking which is just silly and some criminal are wreaking havoc either with computer viruses or drugs. The author even “resurrected” a baddie from previous books.

Then half the bloody book, at least it felt that way, is just some drawn out fight at the Viking head quarter. Seriously, this company starts too look more and more unprofessional. Some punk drug dealer should not be able to lay siege to a professional security/mercenary company that easily.

Overall this series are moving towards the I-might-read-another-book-sometime-maybe-if-I-am-bored zone.

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