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Dark Currents: Agent of Hel

Dark Currents: Agent of Hel

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By (author) Jacqueline Carey

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  • Publisher: Signet
  • Format: Hardback | 356 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 231mm x 30mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 2 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0451464788
  • ISBN 13: 9780451464781
  • Sales rank: 214,374

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Jacqueline Carey, "New York Times "bestselling author of the acclaimed Kushiel's Legacy novels, presents an all-new world featuring a woman caught between the normal and paranormal worlds, while enforcing order in both. Introducing Daisy Johanssen, reluctant hell-spawn... The Midwestern resort town of Pemkowet boasts a diverse population: eccentric locals, wealthy summer people, and tourists by the busload; not to mention fairies, sprites, vampires, naiads, ogres and a whole host of eldritch folk, presided over by Hel, a reclusive Norse goddess. To Daisy Johanssen, fathered by an incubus and raised by a single mother, it's home. And as Hel's enforcer and the designated liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, it's up to her to ensure relations between the mundane and eldritch communities run smoothly. But when a young man from a nearby college drowns--and signs point to eldritch involvement--the town's booming paranormal tourism trade is at stake. Teamed up with her childhood crush, Officer Cody Fairfax, a sexy werewolf on the down-low, Daisy must solve the crime--and keep a tight rein on the darker side of her nature. For if she's ever tempted to invoke her demonic birthright, it could accidentally unleash nothing less than Armageddon.

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"New York Times" bestselling author Jacqueline Carey is the author of the critically acclaimed Kushiel's Legacy series of historical fantasy novels, The Sundering epic fantasy duology and postmodern fables "Santa Olivia" and "Saints Astray." Jacqueline enjoys doing research on a wide variety of arcane topics, and an affinity for travel has taken her from Finland to China. She currently lives in west Michigan. Although often asked by inquiring fans, she does not, in fact, have any tattoos.

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Praise for Jacqueline Carey "A writer to watch--as the cliche goes--but more important, a writer to read."--Storm Constatine "[Jacqueline Carey] has a flair for character development and intricate plotting and world-building that recalls [George R.R.] Martin's."--"SF Reviews"" ""Carey's storytelling ability is top-notch."--"Publishers Weekly "