Not what I initially thought.

filled star filled star filled star star unfilled star unfilled
cyireadbooks Avatar


Hmm... I'm not sure what to think about this novel. I was able to read a few chapters to develop a first impression. That impression is a far cry from what I really think no2 that I've read the entire novel.

Sure, there's enough action in this dystopian sci-fi novel. There's also some humorous moments which lighten the dark moments that the characters have to endure.

What I found out of place were the r-rated romance scenes. Maybe there was a purpose to having them in the story, but I found them to just flatten the mercenary action aspect.

Deal with the Devil is the first book in the Mercenary Librarians series. For now, I see a slight connection of the characters to being mercenary librarians. But perhaps that connection will develop a lot more in future installments.

Rating it three stars -- I liked it vs my first impression of four stars -- I really liked it.