Kill City Blues
A smart, kick-arse Urban Fantasy from a new master of the genre. Kill City Blues is the fifth book in the fantastic Sandman Slim series. James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has managed to get out of Hell - again - renounce his title as the new Lucifer, and settle back into life in LA. But he's not out... show more
A smart, kick-arse Urban Fantasy from a new master of the genre. Kill City Blues is the fifth book in the fantastic Sandman Slim series. James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has managed to get out of Hell - again - renounce his title as the new Lucifer, and settle back into life in LA. But he's not out of trouble yet. Somewhere along the way he misplaced a weapon from the banished older gods who now want it back. The hunt leads Stark to an abandoned shopping mall - a multi-storey copy of LA - infested with Lurkers and bottom-feeding Sub Rosa families, squatters who have formed tight tribes to guard their tiny patches of territory. Somewhere in the kill zone of the former mall is a dead man with the answers Stark needs. All Stark has to do is find the dead man, get back out alive, and outrun some angry old gods - with a few killers on his tail.
Publish date: July 30th 2013
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 383
Edition language: English
Series: Sandman Slim (#5)
3.5 rather than 4 really. Sandman Slim is out of the job of Lucifer, he's left that to another sucker. He's still living in the palatial hotel suite for Lucifer, his relationship with Candy is still complicated. Then someone comes and tries to kill him while he's in a coffee shop with Samael tryi...
Of all the books thus far, I found this to be...the weakest.Sandman Slim is...happy. I am not sure if I like him happy...I mean of course we want him to be happy, he has been in hell. But do we REALLY want him to lose that edge? But things are looking up and its not exactly a happy ending. And this ...
I have a penchant for loving books that are impossible to assign to a genre.This one, for instance.Is it horror? Well, sort of. Some horrible things happen. There's plenty of fear and terror and monsters and devils (three of them, actually--or, technically, two ex-Lucifers and the current one). But ...
*Recvd via Edelweiss 05/12/2013* Expected publication: July 30th 2013 by Harper Voyager