- September 19th, 2010 @ 7:11 pm
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It’s a cold winter’s night and private investigator Felix Renn is still haunted by his experience in the Black Lands – that dark dimension populated by dangerous supernatural entities.
After discovering a strange mark on the snow-covered ground, Felix finds himself thrust into a deadly race against time to protect the city from a paranormal plague that preys on all the dark secrets of the human soul.
But what is Felix to do when the next victim is himself?
Advance praise for The Ash Angels:
“With The Ash Angels, the second Felix Renn tale, Ian Rogers again delivers on a fast-paced entertaining story that gleefully mashes up all-things-supernatural with his hardboiled PI. In this installment, Renn – who is unable to shake the icy touch of the Black Lands or the lingering feelings he has for his ex-wife – delves into darker and more personal territory, all of which gives The Ash Angels a true sense of unease.”
– Paul Tremblay, author of In The Mean Time
“Wry and stylishly bizarre, Rogers hits the mark dead on with The Ash Angels. Hardcase investigator Felix Renn has entered the weird and wild urban fantasy front; I hope he’s on the job for years to come.”
– Laird Barron, author of Occultation
“Rogers continues to demonstrate the skill with pacing that distinguished Renn’s previous outing, Temporary Monsters, and Renn’s voice is pitch-perfect, an evocation of the classic, hardboiled detective that skirts the edge of parody without ever falling into it. With The Ash Angels, however, Rogers takes Renn to new places, deepening the character’s emotional life in unexpected ways that demonstrate Rogers’ ambition and abilities as a writer. It’s that rare thing; a sequel that makes you eager for what comes next.”
– John Langan, author of House of Windows
The Ash Angels will be making its debut one week from today at Toronto’s Word on the Street book and magazine festival. I will be signing at the Burning Effigy Press table from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. I hope to see you there!