Monday, February 10, 2020

Review: Mercury on Guard (Mercury Hale Book 1) by Steve Rzasa

About the Book
Mercury Hale is not a hero. Not in his mind.

He's happy spending his late nights slicing his way through monstrous astral fiends, using a weapon imbued with a mysterious power, at the behest of the secretive Procyon Foundation. It's a strange way to earn a paycheck, but hey, he's good at it.

The problem is, things are getting worse.

More attacks. More public exposure. None of which Procyon wants.

When he tries to get to the bottom of the mess, Mercury is confronted by a tightly-guarded secret about Procyon - its true purpose, and what that means for the fate of the world.

Worse, Mercury is not who he thinks he is.

And he's not alone.

My Thoughts

This was just flat-out, crazy good fun! I knew from the first line that it was gonna be a good one.

Mercury is a snarky and sarcastic leading man. Sometimes that kind of hero can get on my nerves, but it worked for Mercury. I ended up really liking him. He definitely kept things lively while protecting the city from astral fiends.

The action starts right off the bat. We're thrown straight into all the craziness, so it took me just a minute to get my bearings. But once I did, I was all in and completely invested. It kept me on my toes, that's for sure. I never knew what to expect next and was constantly being surprised. I love when that happens.

Mercury on Guard was a refreshingly unique read. I had so much fun with it and can't wait to find out what happens in the next book.

4.5 Stars