By Wen Spencer
First access in a brand new city myth saga by means of the author of the preferred Tinker modern fantasy/SF sequence. a tender American expat author in Japan being affected by OCD attempts to determine if she’s loopy or now not whereas fixing a homicide which may be a part of a struggle between jap deities.
A modern fable of poser and loss of life as American expats conflict jap gods and monsters to retrieve an historic artifact which can ruin the world.
On Saturday afternoon, Nikki Delany concept, "George Wilson, within the kitchen, with a blender." via dinner, she had killed George and published his gory homicide to her weblog. the next day to come, she wear her mourning outfits and went out to fulfill her ally for lunch to debate discovering a alternative for her love interest.
Nikki is a horror novelist. Her collection of profession is dictated via an Obsessive Compulsive ailment that forces her to write down tales of demise and destruction. She can't regulate it, doesn't are aware of it, yet can use it to earn cash wherever on the earth. at present "anywhere" is in Japan, hiding from her mom who sees Nikki's OCD as evidence she's mentally unstable. Nikki's fragile peace begins to collapse whilst the police arrest her for the homicide of an American expatriate. anyone killed him with a blender.
truth starts off to solve round Nikki. She's attacked via a raccoon in a enterprise suit. After a chain of blackouts, she’s followed by means of a boy that nobody else can see, a boy who claims to be a god. Is she rather being pursued by means of eastern myths—or is she easily going insane?
What Nikki does recognize needless to say is that the our bodies are piling up, her mom has arrived in Japan to fasten her up for the remainder of her life—and her novels continuously finish with every person dead.
About Wen Spenser:
“Wit and intelligence tell this off-beat, tongue-in-cheek fantasy…. livid action…good characterization, playful eroticism and well-developed folklore…lift this good above the myth ordinary …. Buffy enthusiasts may still discover a lot to love within the book's inventive heroine.”—Publishers Weekly on sequence debut Tinker
“Spencer's intertwining of present Earth know-how and otherworldly elven magic is sort of ingenious.” –Booklist on the Elfhome sequence
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