Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers’ Favorite
Nathan’s Clan of Deadheads is the third book in The World of Deadheads’ series, written by Paul Atreides. Nathaniel (Nathan) Ray Crockett is carefree in death. For almost two hundred years, slipping into a new body when each borrowed one expires is a common occurrence, but his most recent body acquisition is proving to be a little bit troublesome, not to mention a tad confusing for Nathan. Not only does a newly-buff Nathan suddenly feel an attraction towards men, but he constantly feels out of sync with his surroundings. To make matters worse, The World Council of Keepers has detected his illicit activities which interfere with the living, sending Nathan on the run and looking over his shoulder in order to continue existing as a proud dead man. But Nathan is about to find out just how determined The World Council of Keepers can be now that Jenna is running the show.
This is the third book I have come across by Paul Atreides and I love how each story about the Deadheads just gets funnier and funnier. The continuation of Marvin’s and Jenna’s stories entwine beautifully in Nathan’s tale and I can’t help but applaud the latest addition to their lives … um, deaths. Nathan definitely seems to have his head together until his surprising new body lands him in hot water. Tension fills the air like never before when the Council first makes itself known to Nathan, and the imagery is so well written that I was able to see the drama unfold picture-perfectly inside my mind, as clearly as if sitting in the best seat in the cinema. Death truly does have a funny side and I will be reading Paul Atreides’ books again and again, just so I can relive the hilarious antics of Nathan and his defiant clan of Deadheads.
I recommend Nathan’s Clan of Deadheads to be read after reading the first two books in the series in order, so that the reader can fully comprehend and enjoy the incorporation of Marvin’s and Jenna’s roles in Nathan’s story. Readers aged 15 years and over who love books filled with humor, drama and supernatural themes will be sure to enjoy Nathan’s Clan of Deadheads just as I have, and the full series has taken its place on the top shelf of my home library where it belongs.