Hungry Ghosts is the exciting, dark and sometimes bloody, third installment of the Eric Carter series. This book could be read as a standalone but shouldn't because it contains massive spoilers for books one and two. Eric is trying to avenge his sister's death and deal with his unwanted marriage at the same time. His quest leads him to Mexico where he ends up dealing with death gods and a whole bunch of other paranormal things.
This was fast paced and exciting from beginning to end. This series is darker and often graphically violent. It's a uniquely written urban fantasy series and one of my favorites. Eric is a great MC and I love the way he narrates his story. This is told in a first person narrative which doesn't always work for me. I think it's a rare author who can pull this type of storytelling off but this author does it well.
The book ends in a way that indicates there could be more books in the series. I've heard others say this is the end of the series but I'm not sure if that's correct or not. I know that if there are more books I will gobble them up as soon as they come out.
Necromancer Eric Carter's problems keep getting bigger. Bad enough he's the unwilling husband to the patron saint of death, Santa Muerte, but now her ex, the Aztec King of the dead, Mictlantecuhtli, has come back -- and it turns out that Carter and he are swapping places. As Mictlantecuhtli breaks loose of his prison of jade, Carter is slowly turning to stone. To make matters worse, both gods are trying to get Carter to assassinate the other. But only one of them can be telling him the truth and he can't trust either one. Carter's solution? Kill them both.
If he wants to get out of this situation with his soul intact he'll have to go to Mictlan, the Aztec land of the dead, and take down a couple of death gods while facing down the worst trials the place has to offer him: his own sins.