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ARC Review – Cronin’s Key, by N. R. Walker

Cronin's Key (Cronin's Key #1) - N.R. Walker

I seriously thought I would never read another vampire book again in my life.




And there goes Walker, writing me one that I just fall into and roll around in and fall in love with and just simply adore.


Damn. Double damn.


How is it that vampire lore can actually be explained in a hilarious half page, Q&A setting? That had me giggling like a loon. Joyous, crazy, and totally sweet. And a most excellent way of sending the reader out into the story. Well done.


Then I cracked up (so bad I woke Mr Anna) while reading this line:

“You know, there’s a joke in there somewhere. A Highlander, a Viking, and a Samurai walk into a bar.”


Or, what about this one:

“Okay. So you’re all ancient, and I’m twenty-nine.”

“Well, that technically makes you the oldest here.”


I loved the nod in the “They always asked ‘Why?’ and ‘What are you going to do to me?’, then lastly, ‘What the fuck are you?’


Oh dear me, but this was so good. And by all that is holy there is a lot of well-researched facts in here, too. From Egypt and mummies, to Scotland, Japan, and my own old Viking shores. So much research. 


I loved that we got a tour inside both heads a bit, for once head-jumping felt good. Informative. Not confusing. (I am easily confused). Two POVs, third person, really well done. 


There was serious friendship happening, also between the secondary characters, and I love a group of buddies like these.


Walker, Walker, you do this so well.


What? There is more?A book #2? 

Even if this one was so perfectly rounded? 

Well, that is excellent! 


More Cronin and Alec!! YAY!




I was given an ARC copy of this book by the author. A positive review was not promised in exchange.

Source: http://annalund2011.booklikes.com/post/1128362/arc-review-cronin-s-key-by-n-r-walker