Weird Luck, City of the Watcher Book 1 (Review)

Andrew Reichart’s first novel is a bewildering, dazzling mix of familiar entities and tropes and a completely unfamiliar, unsettling world. In that respect, it’s just what urban fantasy should be. It comes on strong with a protagonist (Aleck) whose mysterious transportation to Kaios provides us with a neat and easy to identify quest–the voyage home.

From there, the book becomes increasingly less predictable and more interesting, as Aleck’s involvement with characters from this world begins to fulfill prophecy as it entangles him in political intrigue he can not fully understand. In the end, his choices lead him home again, but the transformation he undergoes along the way makes him practically unrecognizable to those who knew him before.

I am really looking forward to the second book in the series, which I’m starting tonight. I’m also really glad to have this author and this series coming onboard at Autonomous Press.

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Michael Scott Monje, Jr. is the youngest member of The Puzzlebox Collective, and was its founder. Being a perpetual little, Princess will remain our youngest member even if we recruit. She is the author of the novel Nothing is Right and the co-author of Defiant, Imaginary Friends, Mirror Project, and The US Book. Those early Puzzlebox works were released solely under her name initially, but included work from Monday Dillon, Athena Lynn Michaels-Dillon, and "Clay" Dillon. She is currently writing Gaslight Village with Athena and has plans to retire from everything but the occasional blog post on the network.

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