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Our 2012 Best Bets: Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey

2012 is nearly upon us. It’s a new year of authors publishing books; it’s a new year of fans reading them. And of course, there are some great novels coming out in the New Year.

After highlighting the Best of 2011, we at Suvudu decided to look at what is coming in 2012—and post those titles we think will be the best bets of the year!

Today’s 2012 Best Bet is Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey

Jacqueline Carey has been one of the best writers in the last decade. She is responsible for the Kushiel and Naamah series, several trilogies that most find epic in nature. With a growing fan base and many New York Times bestsellings over the years, she proves herself again and again with every story she tells.

Jacqueline is leaving epic stories behind though in 2012. At the end of the year, she is publishing Dark Currents, an urban fantasy quite unlike the urban fantasy we’ve seen in recent years. Here is a bit more about it:

Dark Currents is set in a small Midwestern resort town where paranormal tourism is a booming business. Daisy Johanssen, an incubus’ daughter raised by a loving single mom, is the liaison between the eldritch community and mundane authorities. Most of the time that doesn’t entail anything more challenging than retrieving stolen goods from a puckish pickpocket or tracking down a tourist led astray by a will-o’-the-wisp, but when a young man drowns in an apparent accident that’s not what it seems, Daisy’s job turns deadly earnest.

In 2011, Jacqueline stopped in Seattle and read a chapter from Dark Currents:

Jacqueline Carey Seattle Event For Naamah’s Blessing from Suvudu on Vimeo.

I’m super excited about Dark Currents. Personally, I really enjoy when writers depart what they are known for and try something new. Urban fantasy of this nature is new for Jacqueline. It should result in something fresh and different. And when the year is over with, I have a feeling Dark Currents will likely be in my Best of 2012.

More next year!

One Response to “Our 2012 Best Bets: Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey”

  1. Trae Ashleigh says:

    As a huge fan of, particularly, J.C.’s Kushiel Legacy and Naamah Trilogy (yet also The Sundering Duology, plus Santa Olivia and Saints Astray), I’m very much looking forward to her Agent of Hel trilogy, beginning with Dark Currents. I’ve know for some time that J.C. desired to create a new world within the field of urban fantasy. I’m confident that she’ll succeed magnificently! Her writing has moved me like no other author and I know she’ll have given everything she has as a writer into this new endeavor. I’m really looking forward to the first installment this October!

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