Freaktown by Simon Graeme on Kindle Vella

“Freaktown” | A Recommendation

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Freaktown: Blood And Fire by Simon Graeme

Status | In Progress as of May 10, 2022

Episodes | 14 & Counting

Tags | Dark Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Vampires, Demons, Magic

Categories | Fantasy, Paranormal

Author’s Synopsis | There are things worse than death, and Freaktown is full of them. Monsters become prey when a serial killer starts ripping the hearts out of vampires and collecting their spirits in a mad quest for godhood. Tensions worsen, as an ancient and evil puppet master emerges from the shadows. Can a city on the brink of war between vampires and sorcerers survive a supernatural serial killer AND the return of an ancient deity, or will it be consumed by blood and fire?


FINAL THOUGHTS | When I first read Freaktown, there was a vibe that I couldn’t quite place. Now a few days removed, I think it’s the original Wesley Snipes Blade Trilogy. With the entrance on a seemingly normal world of two party-goers that instantly turns on its head into a dark urban fantasy, I think that’s a pretty solid analogy.

There’s a fair bit of action and intrigue, and though I can’t say for certain that after five chapters I know where this story is headed (outside what I have gleaned from the synopsis) I get the sense that readers should keep their heads on a swivel because nothing may be as it seems.

Now, I’m not 100% sure I’ll be back to finish Freaktown any time soon. But I can’t bring myself to DNF it just yet. As Graeme has a good voice and a style of world building that embraces the dark and contemporary corners of life that I truly enjoyed.

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