D. W. Griffith is a sorcerer, and The Birth of a Nation is a spell that drew upon the darkest thoughts and wishes from the heart of America. Now, rising in power and prominence, the Klan has a plot to unleash Hell on Earth.
Luckily, Maryse Boudreaux has a magic sword and a head full of tales. When she’s not running bootleg whiskey through Prohibition Georgia, she’s fighting monsters she calls “Ku Kluxes.” She’s damn good at it, too. But to confront this ongoing evil, she must journey between worlds to face nightmares made flesh–and her own demons. Together with a foul-mouthed sharpshooter and a Harlem Hellfighter, Maryse sets out to save a world from the hate that would consume it. – Goodreads
Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in return for an honest review.
A quick review for a quick read. This book is a fast paced, wild read from start to finish and one you’ll have trouble putting down until its over. Clark has a real talent for establishing distinct characters and unique voices quickly and for world building without losing any momentum from the action. I loved how easy Clark’s clear writing style makes it for the reader to “see” everything that is happening. I also really liked the historical part of this. I love historical fantasy and this is easily one of the most believable twists I’ve ever read. Clark makes it so you can’t help but think “oh these monsters absolutely exist – and are still among us.”
This is a great standalone, but I also would not hesitate to read more adventures of Maryse and co.