08-01-2012 07:30 PM
08-01-2012 07:38 PM - edited 08-01-2012 07:38 PM
I know many of you are fans of Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel novels, so this new urban fantasy trilogy is a pretty big deal....
From Jacqueline's website:
"This is an urban fantasy I've mentioned here and a few other places, the first in a series of three books featuring my reluctant hell-spawn heroine, Daisy. It's a lot of fun, and quite unlike anything I've written to date."
And the PW review for Dark Currents was glowing!
Acclaimed for epic fantasy (Kushiel’s Dart, etc.) and post-apocalyptic SF (Santa Oliva; Saints Astray), Carey turns to contemporary fantasy, showing off her talent for building engaging, detailed settings that feel utterly natural despite their inherent strangeness. Small town Pemkowet, Mich., is a popular tourist destination for humans. It’s also home to a thriving “eldritch community” of supernatural entities, thanks to the presence of the local underworld controlled by the Norse goddess Hel. Daisy Johanssen, a half-demon trying to dodge her innate attraction to the “Seven Deadlies” while functioning as Hel’s agent on Earth and the local link between the eldritch community and the human police, is called in to help investigate the drowning of a local college boy when signs of both foul play and magical residue are found on the body. The overall tone is light and gently humorous but still appropriate for a murder mystery, and Daisy comes off as confident and modern without excessive sass or defensiveness. Carey has set up a complex social ecosystem full of delightfully distinctive characters who warrant exploration in future volumes. Agent: Jane Dystel, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.
08-02-2012 05:40 PM
This looks good, although I haven't read anything by this author before! Never too late to start!!