Soulless charm crafter Dorian Lake is dealing with the aftermath of losing his soul as well as trying to live up to his committments to Deputy Mayor Julian Bright and build his business. He has rental property issues, a possible relationship prospect, and shadows to deal with when his best friends' daughter is caught in the crossfire of the supernatural gunning for him. Now it's a race to save her before the entity eats her soul.
Once more unto the breach with Dorian. I said in my review of The Curse Merchant that Dorian reminds me a lot of Harry Dresden and he does. I think its the snarky humor along with the running around like a chicken with its head cut off aspect while trying to solve a mystery so as to come up with a solution. Since Harry is one of my favorite characers I quite enjoy waching Dorian run around. The writing is excellent, I love the characters, there is lots of interesting magic, a mystery to solve and a romantic interest. The plot is like Goldilocks and the Three Bears...not too much, not too little, but just right. The overall arc is solved and yet I know that the Dorian's story has not ended. I am intrigued. I look forward to seeing where Dorian is heading, what he will do, what he will come up against and who will enter and exit his life.