Color of Evil by S.K. Wee
The Color of Evil is another giddy-up barn burner by S.K. Wee. It is book two of her action-packed Spectrum of Color series and the boys are back in town…
Guess who just got back today
Them wild-eyed boys that had been away
Haven’t changed that much to say
But man, I still think them cats are crazy
Bullseye! A Thin Lizzy clean shot of Wagner and Darby, two crazy cats. Meow.
Wagner and Darby roll in like a couple of Marlboro men ready to throw-down. Darby is looking to reclaim what is rightfully his and Wagner…Wags is looking to make Sophia into a naughty nun. He spends most of book two resisting the urge to pounce on the newbie princess. When he’s not fantasizing about getting under the ex-nun’s habit, he’s self-loathing in his guilt for abandoning Twig.
While Wagner frets about being a deadbeat dad, Darby is busy cleaning house, actually he’s cleaning castle. First task of his takeover agenda is to kill the King. Next task – abolish slavery. Frankie and her newly formed Color Guard are entrusted with the free slave initiative. The Guard loses a few and gains a few along the way, each adventure making them stronger. Watching Frankie develop in her role as leader of the Guard would make any mama proud. Twig on the other hand, he’s the reason mama drinks.
Twig is acting like a nincompoop. It’s not his fault; well it is his fault but really with the upbringing he’s had, who can blame him for screwing a parking lot worth of whores, drinking enough to piss a river and accidently impregnating the cook. Poor Twig struggles to get his act together while his uncle arranges his marriage to the young Princess of Mandalay. Now who could that be?
Conny is back and he brought his mojo. He’s become a supernatural superhero and thanks to Frieda for that because Darby is using the poor boy like his own personal Merlin. Take me here. Take me there. Erase this slave spell. Make this boat sail faster. The knackered magician spends most of book two trying not to fall asleep on the job.
Everything is working out according to plan. Everything is hunky-dory. Just peachy.
The unthinkable happens.
Devastated and desperate, Frankie orders Conny to perform a magic trick likely to have a mother lode of consequences. Consequences to reveal themselves in the next installment, Whisper of Color. Will I read on? Absobloodylootely!
The Color of Evil by S.K. Wee is a rootin’ tootin’ good time. I strongly advise you cowboy up.
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