The Serpent

The Serpent Review

One woman is in a world of otherworldly trouble—and she’s going to have to bet her life to save humankind.

Ernestine “Ernie” Terwilliger has put her dreams aside to look after her eccentric mother. Case in point: saving her from a mysterious stranger who’s just stormed the terrified woman’s antique store wearing a rattlesnake tattoo, leveling threats, and brandishing the weirdest deck of cards Ernie’s ever seen.

When Ernie grabs some of the cards and runs, she’s launched into a world she never knew existed—one her mother may know more about than she’s revealing. With a handful of stolen cards, Ernie has just been made an unwilling player in a game of good versus evil. But she’s not even playing with a full deck, and its original owner is more than happy to kill to get his cards back.

Suddenly Ernie’s matching wits and plays with the supernatural Immortal Dealers, who can raise empires, damn souls, and shape the world’s destiny. It’s up to Ernie to defeat the most brutal member of their order. And if her roguish new ally isn’t bluffing, he can help. The mystery is all in the cards, and to save her life—and humanity—Ernie had better learn how to deal.

Title:The Serpent
Edition Language:English

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  • Dianne

    My Rating: 4.5 StarsWho knew a partial deck of cards would have Ernestine Terwilliger caught up in a battle for her life among supernatural card sharks known as the Immortal Dealers. No, this isn’t ...

  • Annika

    I often feel like the Urban Fantasy genre has pretty much been exploited by now. Not that it bothers me much - a trope or myth can be told in so many different ways that, done right, it will still be ...

  • Beth

    Highly original, unexpectedly twisty turny, The Serpent is a great new novel to enjoy! Fine developed a world where there is no fate but a strategic card game where you and the fate of all man kind ha...

  • Jacob Proffitt

    I gave this a shot because the premise sounded interesting. I'm giving up because I'm having a hard time with the characters. Ernie isn't quite a cliché, but it's a close call. And she's not quite to...

  • nick

    What a fabulous start to a new series! I haven't read a book by Sarah Fine in a while, but this book reminded me why I love her writing and characters so much. I found myself easily sinking into The S...

  • Marta Cox

    Four and a halfThis sucked me in but just missed a 5 because obviously the author is still expanding this amazing world that she has created . The Serpent is the first full length book in this extreme...

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)

    Sarah Fine is known for creating unusual premises for almost all of her books and series. She is someone you can count on for a bit of the different and sometimes, in some case, even a bit of the dark...

  • Ami

    I LOVE Urban Fantasy genre. Most of my currently on-going series has been around for a while, and as much as I love them -- because why else I still wait for each new release? -- I'm always up to find...

  • Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)

    Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars!Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: Dreamy AddictionsSarah Fine always comes up with unique concepts and this one sounded very much promising so I really wanted to give it a s...

  • Shelley

    *Source* Publisher via NetGalley*Genre* Fantasy / Urban*Rating* 4.0*Thoughts*The Serpent is the first installment in a brand new series by author Sarah Fine called The Immortal Dealers. The series is ...