King of the Dead
Jeremiah Hunt, Book #2
By Joseph Nassise
ISBN# 9780765327192
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Joseph Nassise shook up the urban fantasy genre with Eyes to See, a novel New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry called “heartbreaking, deeply insightful, powerful and genuinely thrilling.” In a devil’s deal, Jeremiah Hunt sacrificed his human sight in exchange for the power to see the hidden world of ghosts and all of the darker spirits that prowl the streets. Hunt uncovered a world of murder and magic that took his daughter from him and nearly cost him his life, but that was only the beginning….

Now Hunt is on the run from the FBI, who have pegged him as a mass-murdering dark sorcerer. His flight from the law is diverted to New Orleans when his companion, a potent witch, has a horrific vision of the city under magical siege. When they arrive, they realize that the situation is more dire than they could have imagined: the world of the living faces a terrifying attack by forces from beyond the grave. King of the Dead, the second book in this groundbreaking series, promises more of Nassise’s electrifying writing that will enthrall readers looking for a supercharged, supernatural thrill. (Goodreads)


I started reading book two of the Jeremiah Hunt series as soon as I finished book one, Eyes to See, and wish the next book was out already. I loved this continuing story.

We get to see more about how the relationships with Dimtri, Denise and Hunt are evolving, how they have each other’s backs, I really liked how they have become a team. The sexual tension between Hunt and Denise is titillating and I’m looking forward to seeing how that part of their relationship plays out. This story delves more into how the three of them manage to run and stay hidden from the FBI and their adventures on how they do that and the difficulties involved. They make some enemies, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see them in another story in some complicated way.

When Denise has visions and wants to help, Dimtri is with her, but Hunt sounds selfish although he does come around. It seemed like he really didn’t understand the ramifications of her visions and what it could and did mean. It was perfect the way he was able to help with his sight and as this series goes on I believe he will understand more about what he sees and how to react to it.

Some questions and loose ends that I cant wait to find out more about. Simon and his relationship with Denise, what happened to make her leave their coven. Who and what is the Preacher??? Can’t wait to find out. He is a wily guy and makes interesting bargains. Where is Denise and what does Hunt have to do to get her back???

My favorite lines in this story.

“With the right ritual and no small measure of arcane energy, a shade can even regain its physical form, or in the words of Star Trek’s Spock, create life from from lifelessness.” 

Oh my gosh, a Spock quote LOVE it.


“While I can appreciate your need to wallow in the equivalent of gun porn, we seem to be forgetting something important.”

What a great line!

This story was awesome! I highly recommend it for mature young adults and folks who enjoy a Urban Fantasy/Horror/Thriller with Police Procedural added to make this a well rounded story with twists and turns that will surprise the reader leaving them wanting more, I can’t wait for the next installment of this series. It’s an auto buy for me.