Virgin's in a tight spot. A murder rap hangs over her head and isn't likely to go away unless she agrees to work for an organisation called GJIC (the Global Joint Intelligence Commission).
Being blackmailed is one thing, discovering that her mother is both alive and the President of GJIC is quite another. Then there's the escalation of Mythos sightings and the bounty on her head.
Oddly, Hamish is the only one she can rely on. Life is complicated.
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"These books read like a cross between old Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns fused with Robert A. Heinlein, Frank Herbert or Alfred Bester. It is an awesome mix of western, soft science fiction and a strong bent to religious studies or spiritual realities. The three authors mentioned above all among my all time favourites going back to when I was just a teen gorging on any book I could get my hands on, and comparing de Pierres to them is among the highest praise I can give."
- Book Reviews and More "I can easily say that while I very much enjoyed Peacemaker, I adored Mythmaker. It's like nothing else I've read before. The mashing of genres, the world, the action of the city and the solace of the park, the suspense and the detective work. Marianne de Pierres makes this type of story-telling an art-form, but best of all, she does it with characters and relationships you can't help but fall in love with."
"If you are looking for unique, beautifully written urban fantasy, this series is for you. Peacemaker and Mythmaker are visionary and deeply satisfying books to read."
- The Conversationalist
"de Pierres has crafted a weird and wonderful world, populated it with various larger than life characters, and makes sure there is plenty of friction between each and every one of them."
- Fantasy Book Review
"Set within the glorious backdrop of a desolate Australian outback, Mythmaker blends the energy of an old style Western with the splendour of classic SF. Hypnotic, lyrical language adds depth to this background, which Virgin is desperately trying to conserve."
- Terror Tree
"In Mythmaker, de Pierres, once again immerses us in her writing with terrific world building and a cracking pace. The genre blending of western, crime, sci-fi and fantasy still held all its appeal as it did in the first book and the characters just get even better."
- Views & Reviews
"If you liked Peacemaker and want to read more about the characters, then I definitely recommend reading Mythmaker."
- Tsana's Reads & Reviews
"This is terrific urban fantasy."
- Richard's SF Rambling
Praise for Peacemaker
"This is the first novel by Marianne de Pierres I've read, and I hope to read more about Virgin Jackson and (perhaps) Nate Sixkiller. A fun romp that is much more than the parts which comprise it."
"If you like your thrillers a little on the strange and dystopian side or your dystopias a little on the mythological and crime-solving side, Peacemaker could be the start of a series you're looking for."
- New York Journal of Books
"Move over stale f/sf themes; enter: Peacemaker, a wholly original and thrilling fantasy adventure."
- Looking for a Good Book