I saw this over on the Abaddon Books blog and thought I'd share it hear because I've heard great things about Chuck Wendig from Craig and Steph - and this sounds really cool!
New series by Tomes of The Dead: Double Dead and Blackbirds writer to debut in 2013
Don't look up. Don't send your prayers skyward. Because the gods aren't in the sky. They're here. All of them.
After publishing Chuck Wendig’s debut novel Double Dead, in 2011 Abaddon Books is proud to announce that it is set to publish a brand new title from the inimitable author of Blackbirds.
Gods and Monsters: Unclean Spirits, the first title in a brand new shared world series, will debut in summer 2013 with Wendig’s characteristically sharp, take-no-prisoners style sure to win him even more fans.
Exiled to Earth, the gods now walk amongst us, bringing with them their children and their servants and their monsters. Their power is a mere fraction of what it once was, but even a mote of divine magic is awesome - in the truest sense of the word.
Cason Cole knows this firsthand. He's been serving the gods for the better part of a decade, their leash fastened tight around his neck. But when his most recent divine master gets killed - a thing Cason didn't even know could happen - he finds himself once more a free man. All he's got left is a burning need for vengeance against the very gods who forced him to kneel, but he'll soon discover that getting revenge against the gods is no easy feat. He'll have to put his life, love, sanity and soul on the line. Will he pay the cost? How priceless is his wrath?
Wendig’s is an utterly unique voice in contemporary urban fantasy – fresh, visceral, and witty. Gods and Monsters promises to unleash more invigorating hell upon his unsuspecting characters…
In fact, I'd go so far as to say it sounds awesome!
As I said above two friends, and former colleagues, have both raved to me about Wendig's 'Blackbirds' - I have yet to read it but looks like I am going to have to rectify that soon... Well I am put it on the pile of 'The Unread' in hopes that I will get to it soon enough... It's really hard juggling reading with writing. There aren't enough hours in the day :(
Miriam Black #1
By Chuck Wendig
She’s foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, and suicides. She merely needs to touch you — skin to skin contact — and she knows how and when you’ll die.
But when Miriam hitches a ride with Louis Darling and shakes his hand, she sees that in thirty days Louis will be murdered while he calls her name. Louis will die because he met her, and she will be the next victim.
No matter what she does she can’t save Louis. But if she wants to stay alive, she’ll have to try.
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