This week I received two review copies of books coming out in March.
Dante Valentine: The Complete Series by Lilith Saintcrow
This is a massive omnibus containing all five of the books in the Dante Valentine series: Working for the Devil, Dead Man Rising, The Devil’s Right Hand, Saint City Sinners, and To Hell and Back. Totaling around 1300 pages, the trade paperback edition containing the complete urban fantasy series may be a little too large to hold up well – my copy came with the back cover already coming off. Reading about working for the devil sounds like fun, though, so I’m planning to give the first book a try at some point. This edition of the books will be available on March 7.
Necromancer. Bounty hunter. Killer.
Dante Valentine has been all three in her life. But in the beginning, she was a Necromancer for hire. And while she was choosy about her jobs, there were just some she couldn’t turn down. Like when the Devil showed up at the door and offered her a deal. Her life – in exchange for the capture and elimination of a renegade demon. But how do you kill something that can’t die?
Dante Valentine, one of urban fantasy’s hottest series, is compiled into one volume for the first time. Included in this omnibus edition are: Working for the Devil, Dead Man Rising, The Devil’s Right Hand, Saint City Sinners, and To Hell and Back.
The Neon Court: Or, the Betrayal of Matthew Swift by Kate Griffin
This is the third book in the Matthew Swift series, following A Madness of Angels and The Midnight Mayor. I’ve actually been curious about this series since the first book came out, and I’ve now received the second and third book as review copies. Considering the first book is a bargain book on Amazon right now for about $7 in hardcover, I think it’s time to complete the series so I can actually start it (I’m going to order it as soon as I finish writing this up, actually). The Neon Court will be available on March 24, and it is only $10.99 in hardcover on Amazon right now.
Kate Griffin is also known as Catherine Webb, author of young adult fantasy fiction that has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal.
War is coming to London. A daimyo of the Neon Court is dead and all fingers point towards their ancient enemy – The Tribe. And when magicians go to war, everyone loses.
But Matthew Swift has his own concerns. He has been summoned abruptly, body and soul, to a burning tower and to the dead body of Oda, warrior of The Order and known associate of Swift. There’s a hole in her heart and the symbol of the Midnight Mayor drawn in her own blood. Except, she is still walking and talking and has a nasty habit of saying ‘we’ when she means ‘I.’
Now, Swift faces the longest night of his life. Lady Neon herself is coming to London and the Tribe is ready to fight. Strange things stalk this night: a rumored ‘chosen one,’ a monster that burns out the eyes of its enemies, and a walking dead woman. Swift must stop a war, protect his city, and save his friend – if she’ll stop trying to kill him long enough for him to try.