Set sail for a world of pirates, magic, and high adventure…
Quinn Bennett may be dead, but he’s not going to let a little thing like that stop him.
Moments before his execution, Quinn, a slave who’s been caught stealing from his masters—the Pirate Lords—offers up a prayer to Baron Tombstone, begging the powerful voodoo spirit to watch over his daughter, Asherah. When Tombstone answers his prayer, Quinn learns that there are worse fates than death.
With his body transformed into a zombie vessel for the voodoo spirit to walk upon the earth, and his spirit trapped in the Locker—the mythical Realm of the Dead—Quinn must find a way back to the land of the living and discover a way to free Asherah from the bondage of the Pirate Lords and Baron Tombstone’s diabolical plans to make the girl his eternal bride.
Kent Holloway has become one of my favorite authors over the past two years. I fell in love with his Ezekial Crane and the Hollows and he is still one of my favorite book boyfriends. And I've devoured all of Mr Holloway's new releases. With Tombstone Voodoo, he creates and populates a world of pirates, voodoo and The Locker. Each of these things would make an enjoyable evening, or two or three, of reading, but all out together, with smashing supernatural characters, well, let's just say I lost a few hours of sleep. This story of a father's love for his daughter and the lengths one will go to for said daughter's security is just plain fun. It started a little slow, but rapidly picked up the pace and soon, I just had to know what happened to Baron Tombstone and Quinn Bennett. Fans of Holloway may recognize Asherah from one of his previous collaborations, but truly, this is Quinn's story, and I for one, can't wait to see where else it goes.
When I heard Kent Holloway was going to do a Voodoo Pirate book, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it! Tombstone Voodoo didn't disappoint me, either. The characters grab you from the very first, especially Quinn Bennet, when he calls upon the Ghede Voodoo Spirit Baron of the Dead, to protect his daughter, just as he is being thrown to his death into a pit of giant man eating crabs! Quinn is dead but he's gonna protect his daughter no matter what. As Quinn goes on his journey in the Locker of the Dead, he meets all kinds of mythical characters who want to kill him, eat him, and/or help him return to the realm of the living. Holloway takes the myths and legends and makes them real and tells us their stories along with Quinn's journey. I love that! Thanks Kent for a great read and so much fun along the way!
I really didn't expect to like this book. Voodoo and magic-- not really my thing. Love, family? Yes. Turned out I really liked this book. Left me wanting more. I'm even re-reading it. What? Like I have time for that! But I am. Very intriguing. Check it out!