Stranger Sins, Michaelbrent Collings

A shadowed man is walking down the road. The Las Vegas sign is to his left, the sky is partially cloud covered, implying a dark read ahead.

Uhm, excuse me, Mr. Collings, but how dare you not have a follow-up book already??

Even though I love Colling’s work, I have not been a part of this series from the beginning, and I found I didn’t need to be with Stranger Sins because it works as a standalone, and wow, does it ever work.

I was drawn into this unique storyline, to Marnie nee Lyra, who is ever so special and a font of empathy and love. I wanted her not to have to run with her mother all the time. Diantha has done the best she can with Marnie, but because they’re always on the run, it makes their world painfully small.

“Lyra loved her mom, but she hated that mom was all she had to love.”

I haven’t read the previous books, but I get the feeling that readers will see a side of Legion they might not have known about. But Legion was being led, and that leading brought him to Diantha and Marnie, and rightfully so.

“She is telling a tale she has never told before and, now started, the tale must be finished.”

This book is not for the faint of heart; it’s brutal, gory, and seven times seven ways of messed up. Somewhere around the 40% mark, I found I could not put the book down. This book was addicting. Even the parts that made me hold my breath and truly shocked me are twisted and impossible to look away from. I’m not sure where we’ll go from here, but I’m sure it will be a wild ride.

Stranger Sins releases on November 25th, add it to your Goodreads “to read” list. You can read my review while you’re there.

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About the Book

What happens in Vegas…slays in Vegas.

Legion is a teacher. An avenging angel. A murderer.

A madman.

Raised in the underground hideout of an insane father, he now travels the world searching for those who torment the weak, who harm the innocent. He uncovers the secrets and sins of evildoers, and teaches them how to leave those mistakes behind.

Even if it means killing them to do it.

But this time, the tables have turned. The ghosts of Legion’s past have come for him; the victims of his madness have returned to torment and destroy him. Wounded, weak, near death: for the first time, Legion is not predator, but prey.

Now, aided by a woman and her daughter—who have themselves been surviving in secret terror for a decade—he must survive long enough to battle his past, to destroy the ghosts that have come for his sanity and soul…and to kill all who would harm his new friends.

Tracked by a crime family more twisted than anything he has ever seen, threatened by a madman whose strength is greater than anything he has ever experienced, Legion has never been closer to danger. They want his pain. They want his death. And they will stop at nothing to achieve their aims.

But Legion is a good teacher. So he will run. He will hide.

And then, when the students are ready…he will teach.

And his lessons are always murder.

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