Spider’s Lullaby is a novella in the Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty Hunter series. The story takes place after the first novel, Blood and Bullets.
I reviewed Blood and Bullets a short while ago and I was hooked on Deacon Chalk, and after reading Spider’s Lullaby that hasn’t changed. The action starts immediately and you don’t get off of the roller coaster until the last page.
I love Deacon’s character; he is fierce and he doesn’t compromise. He takes care of what is his and makes no apologies. Tuck has created a character whose presence cannot be ignored.
As for Tuck, I really enjoy his writing. His ability to pen a story makes you feel like you are in the middle of all the action. In this novella, Deacon is helping his friend, Charlotte, a were-spider, recover her stolen eggs before they hatch, because if that happens it is going to be a really bad day for everyone. Tuck was so descriptive, he got my arachnophobia going in hyperdrive! I actually got chills reading it!
I know a lot of our readers love their romance books, but these novels are dark urban fantasy, where the monsters for the most part are really monsters, and in a book like this, you aren’t going to find a whole lot of romance. I am not saying there isn’t any chemistry happening though! If you are still on the fence about these books I suggest you go outside of your comfort zone and give them a try!
He lives to kill monsters. He keeps his city safe. And his silver hollow-points and back-from-the-dead abilities take out any kind of unnatural threat. But between this bad-ass bounty hunter and rescuing the most helpless of victims stands the one evil he can’t defeat…
For Deacon Chalk, loyalty is worth dying for. And now that something has taken were-spider Charlotte’s un-hatched children and one of his closest friends, he’ll tear up the human and supernatural underworlds to find them. But with his allies stripped away by an invincible Yakuza hit man and time running out, Deacon must face down the most ancient of demonic entities. And his last hope means surrendering to the inner darkness waiting hungrily to consume him …