Jun 23, 2011

Covering Covers: Killing Rites - M.L.N. Hanover

It's time for everybody's favorite topic - good urban fantasy books and bad urban fantasy covers.

Cover Artist: Unknown
If you've enjoyed Daniel Abraham's The Dragon's Path or James S. A. Corey's Leviathan Wakes (and why wouldn't you when you can get a bundled eBook of both for less than a movie ticket) and aren't entirely opposed to the idea of Urban Fantasy, I'd recommend completing the pseudonymic triumvirate with M.L.N. Hanover's The Black Sun's Daughter series. All three series are penned by the same 5-hour-energy guzzling author and each targets a different demographic of specultative fiction readers. Fantasy, Science Fiction, Paranoir Urban Fantasy - whatever you're looking to buy, Abraham has a story to sell you.

As is the case with his new book featured above, Killing Rites, due out later this year. The fourth and latest chronicle of Jayne Heller's nomadic exorcisms promises to explore the game changing revelations which rocked the foundations of Jayne's world as the end of Vicious Grace.

Read on for a spoiler filled summary:
Jayne Heller has discovered the source of her uncanny powers: something else is living inside her body. She's possessed. Of all her companions, she can only bring herself to confide in Ex, the former priest. They seek help from his old teacher and the circle of friends he left behind, hoping to cleanse Jayne before the parasite in her becomes too powerful.

Ex's history and a new enemy combine to leave Jayne alone and on the run. Her friends, thinking that the rider with her has taken the reins, try to hunt her down, unaware of the danger they're putting her in. Jayne must defeat the weight of the past and the murderous intent of another rider, and her only allies are a rogue vampire she once helped free and the nameless thing hiding inside her skin.
Killing Rites will be published by Pocket Books on Nov 29th. And don't forget, it also marks the return of Midian, the scene stealing vampire who made Unclean Spirits such a joy to read.

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