Ty Burdin, the retired demon hunter who just can’t stay retired.
In the final installment of the Beasts of Burdin trilogy Ty has found himself roped into working for the Agency, a top secret organization with the sole purpose of eliminating all demon activity, yet again. Demon hunting is a full time job, but luckily Ty has managed to work his way down to a ‘consulting’ position in the Agency after a few disagreements and a couple dead superiors.
Ty’s part-time position becomes far more hands on as the demon activity in his region cranks up to eleven. Demons are crawling out of peoples’ minds and into the real world at an alarming rate and it’s up to Ty, once again, to step in and save the day. First step: get over last night’s hangover.
This book was a hoot! Ty Burdin is definitely someone you want in your corner when the spit hits the fan. Because in his world it's demon spit - which has got to be a whole lot worse. And, of course, Ty's saliva has got to have a pretty potent alcohol content, because he spends more time drunk than sober. But if I had his job (even part-time post-retirement), I'd probably be drinking a lot too.
There is one agent that plays second fiddle to Ty...and hates it. Ty would rather be retired, but in order to protect his lady friend from an Agency that doesn't like 'loose ends', he agreed to go back 'on call' as it were. And then there's his brother, who is a 'regular' policeman, but helps Ty out on occasion.
The BIG problem in this book comes when they find a young man who has apparently been manifesting the demons from his dreams into the real world. And once he realizes his 'talent' he creates any number of demons for protection. But the Agency sees him as a problem and wants him dead. Ty talks his superior into not killing the young man, on the condition that if he manifests another demon, he is toast and Ty has to bring the fire.
Then the Agency decides to doctor the man's medicine to dampen his demon-making capabilities. Young man realizes this. Young man is royally pissed. Young man creates lots and lots of really nasty demons, most of whom seem to have a particular dislike for Ty and anyone connected with the Agency.
The adventures are hair-raising, the danger feels real (even though it has with 'supernatural' elements), and as strange as it sounds, I think this is a book more than one generation could enjoy. Naturally, you wouldn't want to read it with young children, but the violence is no worse than you find on any video game out there and the possibly unsavory elements (Ty's drinking comes to mind, some of the language) are not glamorized.
My suggestion would be to read it yourself and then decide if your older children could enjoy it as well. Maybe even talk with them about it.
I enjoyed Burdin's End. I don't think I've laughed that hard in a while. It's part of a series, and now I want to read the other installments. It was that funny. Based on the cover, I thought this might perhaps be a graphic novel; it wasn't. But it's a worthwhile read just the same. And I want to read the previous two installments!
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