It’s a great, fun book. Jacqueline is known for her epic historical fantasies similar in scope to Guy Gavriel Kay’s work, but with her Agent of Hel trilogy, she has taken her craft to new places. Dark Currents and Autumn Bones, the first two parts of that trilogy, are urban fantasy, featuring a wonderful protagonist in Daisy Johanssen.
Add all of the fey and demons a detective can handle in the Midwest, and it makes for a great novel!
Here is more about the new book, Autumn Bones:
New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Carey returns to the curious Midwest tourist community where normal and paranormal worlds co-exist—however tenuously—under the watchful eye of a female hellspawn…
Fathered by an incubus, raised by a mortal mother, and liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, Daisy Johanssen pulled the community together after a summer tragedy befell the resort town she calls home. Things are back to normal—as normal as it gets for a town famous for its supernatural tourism, and presided over by the reclusive Norse goddess Hel.
Not only has Daisy now gained respect as Hel’s enforcer, she’s dating Sinclair Palmer, a nice, seemingly normal human guy. Not too shabby for the daughter of a demon. Unfortunately, Sinclair has a secret. And it’s a big one.
He’s descended from Obeah sorcerers and they want him back. If he doesn’t return to Jamaica to take up his rightful role in the family, they’ll unleash spirit magic that could have dire consequences for the town. It’s Daisy’s job to stop it, and she’s going to need a lot of help. But time is running out, the dead are growing restless, and one mistake could cost Daisy everything…
Jacqueline stopped by the University Bookstore in Seattle, WA to celebrate the release of Autumn Bones. And I was there to tape it! She reads from next year’s book, Poisoned Fruit, as well as answers questions!
Autumn Bones by Jacqueline Carey is available now in fine bookstores!
To learn more about Jacqueline, visit her website at www.jacquelinecarey.com!
The bones awake!
Shawn Speakman is the author of The Dark Thorn, an urban/epic fantasy hybrid novel bestselling author Terry Brooks calls, “a fine tale by a talented writer.”