Book Review - World Of Darkness: Wraith ~ Sins Of The Fathers by Sam Chupp
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Kirk is a drug dealer and musician hopeful living in Atlanta, or at least he was. That was before he was killed by powerful cartel for muscling in on their turf. Free of the concerns of life yet filled with all the regrets that come from a life full of wrong decisions, Kirk finds himself caught in between heaven and hell, stuck in a shadowy underworld that mirrors the living Atlanta. He’s still getting used to being dead when he finds himself caught between rival underworld factions, and finds himself having to make weighty decisions that could affect all of Atlanta…and the infant son he left behind. Somewhere in all of this is his torturous father, who haunted him while he as alive and now stalks him through the underworld. Friends are made and alliances forged, but can Kirk learn the things he never did in life and become responsible before it is too late to help his living loved ones?
Two things really struck me about this book.
I know next to nothing about the lore behind the World of Darkness, but I found this book to be a reasonable read. It expands nicely on the lore, or as in my case, serves as a good introduction to certain aspects of the game. It is also a nicely written tale of intrigue in the land of the dead, and does a good job of weaving together several plots into a cohesive whole. Something about the writing style rubbed me the wrong way, but it serves its purpose in lending a gritty and urban flair to the tale. In conclusion, I think it is a good book which presents ideas that are more interesting than the story itself.