Embers

Embers

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Laura Bickle

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  • Publisher: POCKET BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 107mm x 170mm x 25mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 29 April 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1439167656
  • ISBN 13: 9781439167656
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 173,981

Product description

Truth burns. Unemployment, despair, anger--visible and invisible unrest feed the undercurrent of Detroit's unease. A city increasingly invaded by phantoms now faces a malevolent force that further stokes fear and chaos throughout the city. Anya Kalinczyk spends her days as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department, and her nights pursuing malicious spirits with a team of eccentric ghost hunters. Anya--who is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern--suspects a supernatural arsonist is setting blazes to summon a fiery ancient entity that will leave the city in cinders. By Devil's Night, the spell will be complete, unless Anya--with the help of her salamander familiar and the paranormal investigating team--can stop it. Anya's accustomed to danger and believes herself inured to loneliness and loss. But this time she's risking everything: her city, her soul, and a man who sees and accepts her for everything she is. Keeping all three safe will be the biggest challenge she's ever faced. Embers "A sizzling debut from a red-hot new author . . ."

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By Colleen 20 Nov 2011 5

"...Holy hellbenders (hee; if you've read this already, you'll see what I did there) - there are not enough words to describe how much I adored this book. Embers has a little bit of everything I really love in a story: it's an urban fantasy, but in the scenes where Anya is on the clock as an investigator, we get elements of a good crime novel. The mythology in this book is excellent, and besides our Lantern, there are other supernatural beings as well: ghosts, demons, and elementals (Anya's familiar, the salamander Sparky, is one). There's a bit of romance woven into Embers as well (and a hint of a love triangle), though that really isn't the focus of the book. And Drake Ferrer? I would love to see more of him somehow. Rowr..."

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By Peter Aldin 26 Aug 2011 5

I like this book. As a reader of very little urban fantasy, I found this was a nice blend of the "fantasic" and the "forensic" making it a crime novel with a difference. Very easy to read and with a heroine strong and vulnerable enough to make you care constantly about her.

Worth the read!

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"Gritty but never grim, Embers is a truly urban fantasy, where the soul of a city haunts every page. I can't wait for more of Anya and the unforgettable Sparky!" --Jeri Smith-Ready, award-winning author of Bad to the Bone and Shade