“Dane Monday deals with weird stuff. Mad scientists, sorcerers, robots, time-travelling cats, cyborgs learning the concept of love, and more. Whether it’s a death ray, a doomsday ritual, or simply magic gone wrong, Dane Monday is there to stop them. He’s even got a rogue’s gallery of megalomaniacal villains who want revenge. Armed only with his wits, some reluctant allies, and a satchel full of gadgets, Dane steps forward to save the city of New Avalon.”
I received this eBook from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Mad scientist’s hell bent on world domination? Death rays? A protagonist akin to Constantine (the show, not the movie) and the Doctor (10th and 11th)? Sharp tongued companions? The giving of a Christmas Ham? Yes! Yes! Yasss!
In the beginning of this book, I did struggle to get a feel for the novel and for the characters but as soon as Abby was introduced to Dane and she immediately didn’t take any crap from him, I knew I would be fine. She’s the common sense, for sure.
“I think you miss having someone to explain things to,” said Abby. “You’re like a demented Sherlock.”
Who wouldn’t love dashing off on an adventure and face down danger? Isn’t that what we Whovians wish for? Dane Monday is similar to the Doctor. He fights evil, defeats mad scientists and their murder bots and maniacs with spells to rouse demons! He isn’t even an alien, just coffee and a good sense for when evil is afoot!
Aside from Abby being a favourite character, I enjoyed the madness of Professor Honneheim. He had it out for Dane, something bad. Imagine Dane and Abby running/driving away from needle flinging murder bots!
“I was on a tight schedule,” said Honneheim. “There’s onlly so much time to design and construct murder bots. And you keep surviving. If you’d just die, I would have to iterate so much.”
This book was so much fun, and so funny. I laughed until my sides hurt.
I look forward to more Dane Monday and Abby adventures.
About the Author:
Dennis Liggio is the author of eleven books, including the Damned Lies series, The Lost and the Damned, the novella Cthulhu, Private Investigator, and I Kill Monsters. He is a veteran of the game industry, enjoys long walks on the beach while thumbing through tomes of unspeakable evil, and rumor has it that if you say his name three times in front of a mirror at midnight he will appear and give you Hostess Fruit Pies. He writes primarily in the genres of geeky absurdist humor, horror, and urban fantasy. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and two furry monsters.