City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
“The finale to The Passage Trilogy. I’ve been waiting three and a half years for this! Cronin had me with his vampire apocalypse premise, but I stayed for the substance of what he says about the human condition – love, loyalty, promise, destiny, and the power of memory, among many other things. The gruesome aspects of the previous 2 novels are eschewed in The City Of Mirrors, for a slightly more esoteric tale about what happens when everyone is facing their inevitable end. It’s a satisfying end to a story I’ve never been able to shake off. City of Mirrors comes out May 24th. Pre-order now! Justin Cronin comes to BookPeople to speak and sign his latest on Saturday, June 11th at 6 PM.
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Smoke by Dan Vyleta
“In an alternative history timeline, in a pre-victorian England, sin and vice manifest as smoke – smoke that literally comes out of your pores and mouth and nostriles. You cannot hide your lies or anger or lust (greed is, apparently, a whole different matter), and fancy schools for wealthy children exist to educate them on how to control their smoke. But not all is as it seems. A new liberalism is fighting its way into the government, science is exposing the fallacy of the clergy’s teachings, and three young students are all caught in the crossfire. It’s very compelling with a unique premise and I’m thoroughly enjoying it! Smoke comes out May 24th. Pre-order now!
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Smoke by Dan Vyleta
“Smoke is superb! In a London where the church rules, guilt and sin manifest themselves as smoke coming from your pores, sullying your clothes with soot. The upper echelon send their children to school to learn not to smoke, leaving the lower classes in folth and soot in the city…” Smoke comes out May 24th. Pre-order now!
Warlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone by G. S. Denning
“I’ve always enjoyed Sherlock Holmes’ cold, hard logic and near-magical ability to read people, so I was quite excited to get a copy of G. S. Denning’s new tongue-in-cheek take on the detective’s skills. Warlock Holmes Warlock Holmes, in G. S. Denning’s Lovecraftian send-off of the Great Detective, uses actual magic to read people, and disguises his supernatural abilities by pretending to gain information from people’s physical appearance, rather than their minds. I’m only a few pages in, but Watson has already been recruited as Sherlock’s roommate by a hypnotized colleague of Sherlock’s, and ordered to arrived at the Baker Street residence at exactly midnight, possibly as a human sacrifice to the eerie shadow spirits that are Holmes’ other roommates. You can find copies of Warlock Holmes on our shelves and via bookpeople.com.