Monday, April 9, 2012

City of Night

Title: City of Night
Authors:Dean Koontz
Ed Gorman
Published: June 2007
Synopsis from Goodreads:

From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the legend, you know only half the truth. Here is the mystery, the myth, the terror, and the magic of…

Dean Koontz's City of the Night

They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any humans ever created—and they must be destroyed. But not even Victor Helios—once Frankenstein—can stop the engineered killers he’s set loose on a reign of terror through modern-day New Orleans. Now the only hope rests in a one-time “monster” and his all-too-human partners, Detectives Carson O’Connor and Michael Maddison. Deucalion’s centuries-old history began as Victor’s first and failed attempt to build the perfect human–and it is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature and his mad creator. But first Deucalion must destroy a monstrosity not even Victor’s malignant mind could have imagined—an indestructible entity that steps out of humankind’s collective nightmare with one purpose: to replace us.


I mean... why wasn't I reading it all these years ago?

Oh yeah... cuz I didn't think Dean Koontz would be any good.

I retract everything I have ever thought of the man... he is indeed the most awesome storyteller!!

Deucalion is still on his mission to rid the world of his creator Victor Helios (aka Frankenstein). Still teamed up with Carson and Michael it's just a couple days after book 1 and so many things are falling apart. Can they track him down before the Old Race becomes extinct?

New Characters
Nick: Team Leader/Manager of the junkyard owned by Victor. Loves the smell of garbage. Interesting character.
Cindi and Benny Lovewell: A hit-couple hired to take out Old Race citizens to be replaced with New. Hysterical! Love their bickering.
Erika 5: Victor's latest wife. Wants to be the last. Has a nasty habit of wanting to know too much.
Werner: Security Gaurd for Mercy who's life is splitting in two.

Greta's Thoughts
While the first book was better this book was still awesome. It's just like a soap opera. You jump from one character to the next and by the end it's like a Friday where you are left with so many cliffies you can't wait till Monday rolls around. (yes.... I used to watch soap operas so I know all about the Friday Cliffies lolz)

The best part of the book is the very end. It just leaves you hungering for more more more more!!

I am however, disappointed with what happened to Randell but the introduction of Cindi and Benny totally made up for it. It was just too fun following them around as Cindi kept wanting to have a baby and Benny knowing they dang well couldn't because they were members of the New Race.

Carson and Michael are not the main targets of this book but towards the end you get a feeling that in the next one they will be. Victor has a bigger part. And the new Erika is kind of a bore but by the end she starts to get more interesting.

We are also introduced to Victor's 'other' creations. Creations that he has been cross-breeding with other 'subject'. They are most interesting.

Like I said with the last book I can't wait to get my hands on the next!


  1. I've seen this series and wondered whether or not I should read this. From your review, it definitely seems like I should!

  2. It is so awesome! You get sucked in like a soap opera :)

    THe bad thing is: If you have family they might go hungry for a while when waiting for supper... you'll be too tied up in this book to even worry about cooking ;)

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