Verity Fassbinder Book 3
By Angela Slatter
Walking between the worlds has always been dangerous - but this time V's facing the loss of all she holds dear. The brilliant, fast-paced sequel to Vigil and Corpselight.
Walking between the worlds has always been dangerous - but this time V's facing the loss of all she holds dear.
Verity Fassbinder thought no boss could be worse than her perfectionist ex-boyfriend - until she grudgingly agreed to work for a psychotic fallen angel. And dealing with a career change not entirely of her own choosing is doing nothing to improve V's already fractious temper. The angel is a jealous - and violent - employer, so she's quit working for the Weyrd Council and sent her family away, for their own safety. Instead of indulging in domestic bliss, she's got to play BFFs with the angel's little spy, Joyce the kitsune assassin . . . and Joyce comes with her own murderous problems.
The angel has tasked V with finding two lost treasures, which would be hard enough even without a vengeful Dusana Nadasy on her heels. And Inspector McIntyre won't stop calling: the bodies of Normal women who disappeared decades before are turning up, apparently subjected to Weyrd magics. Angelic demands or not, this isn't something she can walk away from.
And the angel is getting impatient for results . . .
'Slatter [has] gone from strength to strength, armed with first-class imagination and first-class storytelling skills' Jeff Vandermeer, bestselling author of the Southern Reach trilogy
Angela Slatter is the award-winning author of eight short story collections, including A Feast of Sorrows: Stories, Sourdough and Other Stories, The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, and Winter Children and Other Chilling Tales. She has won the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award and five Aurealis Awards. Her short stories have appeared widely, including in annual British, Australian and North American Best Of anthologies, and her work has been translated into Spanish, Russian, Polish, Romanian, and Japanese. Vigil was her first solo novel, and the sequel Corpselight is due out in July 2017. Angela lives in Brisbane, Australia.
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09 Aug 2018
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Jo Fletcher Books
Simply put: Slatter can write! Beautifully, stylishly, accurately. She forces us to recognise the monsters that are ourselves — Jack Dann, award-winning author of The Memory Cathedral
Slatter [has] gone from strength to strength, armed with first-class imagination and first-class storytelling skills — Jeff Vandermeer, bestselling author of the Southern Reach trilogy
Edgy, hilarious and full of heart - Verity is back and as brilliant as ever! — Alison Goodman, award-winning author of Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club
Verity has touches of Katniss Everdeen but quickly establishes herself as a strong, likeable and positive female heroine in her own right — Lovereading
Rich and heady as honey mead, potent and earthy as great Scotch, the sublimely dark tales of Angela Slatter are an addictive delight — Neil Snowden, Waterstones
One of the most important voices in fantasy — SF Signal
If you enjoyed American Gods, you'll love this. If you loved the Dresden Files but thought there were not nearly enough females taking charge, Verity is the answer to all your woes — Read at Midnight on Corpselight
Full of black humour and razor-sharp dialogue, it manages to be at once endearing and terrifying. This spellbinding second novel leaves little doubt as to Slatter's immense talent — Reader Dad on Corpselight
A fantastic read, with a heroine who captured my heart. Verity is a combination of tough as nails, with a huge heart, but vulnerable and also not indestructible . . . a cracking read — A Fantastical Librarian on Vigil