Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Undead Duo

The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant by Drew Hayes


Some people are born boring. Some live boring. Some even die boring. Fred managed to do all three, and when he woke up as a vampire, he did so as a boring one. Timid, socially awkward, and plagued by self-esteem issues, Fred has never been the adventurous sort.

One fateful night – different from the night he died, which was more inconvenient than fateful – Fred reconnects with an old friend at his high school reunion. This rekindled relationship sets off a chain of events thrusting him right into the chaos that is the parahuman world, a world with chipper zombies, truck driver wereponies, maniacal necromancers, ancient dragons, and now one undead accountant trying his best to “survive.” Because even after it’s over, life can still be a downright bloody mess.

Rate & take


Ah, Fred, my new, book best friend. I've read a many a vampire tale but none come close to Fred. Scaredy-cat Fred is still the same undead as he was alive, and while he might shun it, the unpredictable and exciting seem to find him, a lot. This first book was a little stiff (pun intended) but it was still original enough to hold my interest and continue on to the second book...see review below.

Undeath and taxes


After discovering just how filled with magic, intrigue, and adventure the parahuman world of being an Undead American can be, Fredrick Frankford Fletcher did exactly what was expected--he became a certified parahuman accountant. Myths and legends, as it turns out, are not so great at taking appropriate deductions and keeping their receipts, and Fred is more than happy to return to a life others view as woefully dull, expanding his accounting business to cater to various monsters and their respective financial needs.

Said monsters are, unfortunately, still spectacular at pulling Fred into trouble, though. And despite merely wanting to stick with simple paperwork, Fred once again finds he is going to have to deal with enchanted weaponry, government agents, possessed houses, and one enigmatic dragon’s interest. In the parahuman world, any business can turn deadly, even one as mundane as accounting.

Rate & take


I could not wait to jump right into this book after reading the first one and I was rewarded with a wonderful read. So filled with life (yup, I'll own that pun too) and crazy great situations. No word whether this was the last book or not. I sure hope not because I could see myself hangin' with Fred and the gang for some time to come.

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